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Jazz Samba

Jazz Samba

This is a Historically important record to the American Jazz Scene. Samba Jazz is an Americanized name for Bossa Nova (Bossa Nova Jazz). This form of jazz was introduced to the U.S. first by Brazilian Jazz artist, João Gilberto whose daughter continues in the Bossa Nova style.

“…a Studio album by Stan Getz/Charlie Byrd Released April 20, 1962 Recorded February 13, 1962 Genre Jazz Bossa nova
Jazz Samba is a bossa nova LP by Stan Getz and Charlie Byrd, released (by) Verve (in) 1962. Jazz Samba was the first major bossa-nova album on the American jazz scene. It was the start of the bossa-nova excitement in America, which peaked in the (’60s). … Stan Getz was the featured star of the album, but was very strongly inspired and designed by the guitarist Charlie Byrd. They were joined by two bassists (Keter Betts and Charlie’s brother, Gene (Joe) Byrd), and two drummers (Buddy Deppenschmidt and Bill Reichenbach). It was recorded at All Souls Church, Unitarian in Washington, D.C. on February 13, 1962, and released on April 20, 1962 as Verve LP V6-8432.

Although it is often described as music by Brazilian composer Antonio Carlos Jobim, only two of the seven tracks on the album are Jobim compositions (“Desafinado” [Slightly Out of Tune] and “Samba de Uma Nota Só” [One Note Samba]), the rest being by other Brazilian composers and by Charlie Byrd.

Getz won the Grammy for Best Jazz Performance of 1963 for the track “Desafinado”. He continued to make other bossa-nova recordings, most notably with João Gilberto and Astrud Gilberto, and most famously “The Girl From Ipanema

1.”Desafinado” (Antonio Carlos Jobim, Newton Mendonça)
2. “Samba Dees Days” (Charlie Byrd)
3.”O Pato” (Jayme Silva, Neuza Teixeira)
4.”Samba Triste” (Baden Powell, Billy Blanco)

1.”Samba de Uma Nota Só” (Antonio Carlos Jobim, Newton Mendonça)
2.”É Luxo Só” (Ary Barroso)
3.”Baia”[2] (Ary Barroso)

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