STAN GETZ

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Getz/Gil­berto ‘76 and Mo­ments in Time (Res­o­nance) Here’s a mu­si­cal gold mine for lovers of the 1964 bossa-nova clas­sic Getz/Gil­berto, the first jazz disc to win an Al­bum of the Year Grammy. Getz/Gil­berto ’76 of­fers mu­sic recorded 12 years later, when Brazil­ian singer and gui­tarist Gil­berto joined Getz’s quar­tet (with pi­anist Joanne Brac­k­een, drum­mer Billy Hart, and bassist Clint Hous­ton) for a se­ries at the Keystone Korner jazz club in San Fran­cisco. In his in­tro, Getz speaks of Gil­berto’s “cu­ri­ous abil­ity to sing warmly with­out a vi­brato, his im­pec­ca­ble and inim­itable rhyth­mic sense,” but in truth it was this pair­ing, the chem­istry of th­ese two, that was mag­i­cal. On the 1976 ses­sions, Getz’s sax­o­phone was recorded a bit close to the mi­cro­phone, but the over­all vibe is very near to the clas­sic orig­i­nal. Gil­berto is con­sis­tently mel­low on gui­tar and in voice. There is no “Girl From Ipanema” here, but we do have a live ver­sion of “Do­ral­ice.” The com­pan­ion disc from Res­o­nance Records, Mo­ments in Time, was recorded at the same venue in the same week, but fea­tures Getz’s quar­tet only. One song, “O Grande Amor,” is re­peated from Getz/Gil­berto, but oth­er­wise, this al­bum is more cool jazz than warm samba and in­cludes cov­ers of some great tunes by Kenny Wheeler, Wayne Shorter, and Ho­race Sil­ver. Mo­ments

in Time i s par­tic­u­larly re­ward­ing for the stretch­ing room Getz gives pi­anist Brac­k­een. — Paul Wei­de­man

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