Getz Au Go Go

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One of my colleagues featured a Stan Getz record quite recently, and here’s another one. The original Verve album was released in 1964, but this must be a repress (hence the Our Price sticker) that faithfully reproduces the original artwork and gatefold sleeve.

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Recorded live at Cafe Au Go Go (the legendary Greenwich Village jazz coffehouse) this album is…unbelievably great. As Gene Lees states in the sleeve notes “…the audience was electrified. There was something about the sound which was so sure, so complete – it was as if four men had been molded into one unbelievable musical unit.”

I usually prefer my latin grooves instrumental, but actually Astrud Gilberto’s vocals are just perfect on this.

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Published in: on May 11, 2010 at 7:57 am  Comments (2)  
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  1. Never heard the live album, but the Getz/Gilberto album featuring Antonio Carlos Jobim is a great record.

    Up there with the likes of “Satisfaction”, “Dancing Queen” or “1 Thing”, “The Girl From Impanema” is be one of the all-time classic singles.

  2. I saw this album at the Oxfam in Canterbury: £14.99 or something. No, ta.


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