Stan Getz / Astrud Gilberto / Antônio Carlos Jobim

The Bossa Nova Story [Polygram]

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The three-disc box set titled The Bossa Nova Story includes the Jazz Masters editions covering Astrud Gilberto, Antonio Carlos Jobim, and Stan Getz (each available separately as well). It's practically impossible to imagine three better subjects with which to explore the rich field of bossa nova (especially since major pioneer João Gilberto appears on many tracks with Getz), but it's a bit of a shame that the one track most identified with bossa nova -- "The Girl from Ipanema," taken from the Getz/Gilberto LP -- is present only in an inferior live version. That's not a huge problem for those who already have the track, but bossa fans may want to look elsewhere, perhaps to original sources like Getz/Gilberto itself, plus a good Astrud Gilberto album like The Silver Collection.

Track Listing - Disc 1

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1
feat: Marty Paich
2:02
2 6:31
3 3:03
4 2:45
5 3:07
6
feat: Marty Paich
2:17
7 2:25
8 5:35
9
feat: Marty Paich
2:40
10 3:26
11 2:04
12 2:28
13 2:28
14 2:23
15 3:32
16 2:22

Track Listing - Disc 2

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 4:13
2 2:35
3 3:36
4 2:43
5 3:31
6 5:25
7 2:49
8 3:10
9 6:51
10 2:08
11 2:53
12 3:07
13 3:21
14 2:02
15 2:39
16 4:23

Track Listing - Disc 3

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 2:28
2 5:39
3 3:37
4 5:47
5 3:25
6 6:10
7 2:44
8 3:20
9 4:14
10 4:24
11 4:42
12 5:16
13 4:08
14 4:45
15 4:11
16 6:31
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