Thursday, 27 August 2009

Stan Getz ”Stan Getz With Guest Artist Laurindo Almeida”

”Stan Getz With Guest Artist Laurindo Almeida”
( LP Verve Records, 1963 )
Catalog # V/V6 8665
Also part of Verve 823 611-1

Personnel & Tracklisting:
Stan Getz (ts)
Steve Kuhn (p)
Laurindo Almeida (g)
George Duvivier (b)
Dave Bailey (d)
Edison Machado, Luiz Parga, Jose Paulo, Jose Soorez (per)
Webster Hall, NYC, March 21, 1963
Once Again (Outra Vez)
Samba De Sahra (Sahra’s Samba)
Maracatu-Too

same personnel
Webster Hall, NYC, March 22, 1963
Monica Moca (Young Lady)
Winter Moon
Do What You Do, Do

Review:
Three weeks after completing his meeting with Luiz Bonfá and only two days after the epochal Getz/Gilberto sessions, Stan Getz was back in the studio recording more bossa nova. Producer Creed Taylor was obviously striking while the iron was hot, getting in as many Brazilian sessions as he could, yet the quality of the music-making remained consistently marvelous. Continuing his practice of running through one star guitarist after another, this time Getz has Laurindo Almeida as the designated rhythm man, featured composer, and solo foil. The rhythm section is an authentically swinging mixture of American sidemen (including Steve Kuhn on piano and George Duvivier on bass) and Brazilian percussionists. Almeida didn’t like to improvise, so his solos stay close to the tunes, inflected with a perfectly matched feeling for the groove along with classical poise. Jobim’s “Outra Vez” is a particularly lovely example of Getz’s freedom and effortless lyricism contrasted against Almeida’s anchored embroidering. Sessions like these might have been seen as cashing in on the boom at the time, yet in the long view, one should be thankful that these musicians were recording so much cherishable material.
by Richard S. Ginell (AMG)

By Rob

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