Bossa nova

Bossa nova

Music CD - 1996 | Portuguese
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Publisher: New York, NY : Verve, p1996
Characteristics: 1 sound disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + booklet (5 p.)
Other Standard Identifier: 731452990426


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Jan 03, 2018

One. Two. Cha-Cha-Cha.

Born of Russian descent - Stan Getz was an outstanding, American, tenor saxophonist who rose to notable fame in the jazz-music business during the 1950s & 60s.

A Grammy-award winner - Getz is noteworthy for introducing Canadian & American music audiences to the funky, silky-smooth "Bossa Nova" sounds which had first originated in the Latin-American countries.

This "Jazz Masters" CD contains 16 tracks in all which were recorded by Getz (along with accompanying musicians) in the years from 1962-1967. Two of my favourite tunes here are - "Desafinado" and "The Girl From Ipanema" (with vocals by Astrud Gilberto).

*Note* - In 1991 - Stan Getz (64 at the time) died from liver cancer caused by a lifetime of alcohol-addiction.


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