|If there is any album that can be thought of as a ‘genre defining’, this one is. It is also probably the best-known and most popular bossa nova record of all times. Inspired by great album ‘Jazz Samba’ by Stan Getz and Charlie Byrd, João and Tom joined Stan Getz on March18 -19, 1963 in USA, to create the history with this album. All songs are great, arrangements are what most people think bossa nova should sound and it contains probably the best of all times bossa nova sax solos by Stan Getz on Prá Machucar Meu Coração and O Grande Amor. Singing in English, a new star was also raised: Astrud Gilberto, by then just a housewife and the first song that she ever recorded would later become all the time best known bossa nova evergreen: Garota de Ipanema – The Girl From Ipanema. This is album for every Brazilian music fan.
Musicians: Stan Getz, tenor sax; Antonio Carlos Jobin, piano; Joao Jilberto, guitar & vocals; Tommy Williams, bass; Milton Banana, drums; Astrud Gilberto, vocals.