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  • Jazz Samba Jazz Samba Quick View

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    Jazz Samba

    Mastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound

    The words bossa nova are often synonymous with the name Stan Getz. But North Americans might not have ever known the bright sound of bossa nova had it not been for Charlie Byrd. In 1961 Byrd returned from a tour of South America, where bossa nova music was thriving. The style was the invention of singer Joao Gilberto and songwriter Antonio Carlos Jobim - an adaptation of infectious Brazilian samba rhythms with the harmonic structures and cool surface of West Coast jazz. Byrd brought back records for Getz to hear, they planned a session, and the result was Jazz Samba - the first album of true bossa nova music by jazz artists and the one that broke the bossa nova wave in 1960s America.

    ...these are all truly classic Verve titles that you simply don't want to miss...most importantly, the sound of these reissues is nothing short of astounding. Particularly the early Billie and Ella mono records are incredible treasures of sonic beauty. I'd definitely ask Santa for the whole set, or, if you want to cherry pick, the most classic titles. Whatever you decide, you owe yourself at least a half dozen! Winner of a 2012 Positive Feedback Online Writers' Choice Award - Danny Kaey, Positive Feedback Online, November/December 2011

    Originally released in 1962.

    Stan Getz, tenor saxophone

    Charlie Byrd, guitar

    Keter Betts, bass

    Gene Byrd, bass, guitar

    Buddy Deppenschmidt, drums

    Antonio Carlos Jobim, guitar

    Bill Reichenbach, drums

    1. Desafinado
    2. Samba Dees Days
    3. O Pato
    4. Samba Triste
    5. Samba de Uma Nota So
    6. E Luxo S6
    7. Behia (aka Baia)
    8. Desafinado
    Stan Getz
    200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP 45RPM - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Byrd At The Gate Byrd At The Gate Quick View

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    Byrd At The Gate

    To a great many people, the name of Charlie Byrd and the updated samba beat known as bossa nova will always be intertwined. The guitarist did play a most important role in the introduction into this country of the compelling Brazilian rhythm-first on that major hit with Stan Getz and then on his own Bossa Nova Pelos Passaros. But before, during, and after the craze, Byrd was capable of much more-a remarkable impoviser and a richly versatile in-person performer. This 1963 live session at a celebrated New York club, the Village Gate, offers a little South American flavor and a lot of other jazz elements, including the guest appearance of trumpet great Clark Terry.
    1. Shiny Stockings

    2. More (theme from Mondo Cane)

    3. Blues For Night People

    4. Butter and Egg Man

    5. Ela Me Deixou

    6. Broadway

    7. I Left My Heart In San Francisco

    8. Some Other Spring

    9. Where Are The Hebrew Children?

    10. Let's Do It

    11. Jive at Five

    The Charlie Byrd Trio
    45 RPM 180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Jazz Samba Jazz Samba Quick View

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    Jazz Samba

    Partly because of its Brazilian collaborators and partly because of The Girl From Ipanema, Getz/Gilberto is nearly always acknowledged as the Stan Getz bossa nova LP. But Jazz Samba is just as crucial and groundbreaking; after all, it came first, and in fact was the first full-fledged bossa nova album ever recorded by American jazz musicians. And it was just as commercially successful, topping the LP charts and producing its own pop chart hit single in Desafinado. It was the true beginning of the bossa nova craze, and introduced several standards of the genre (including Ary Barroso's Bahia and Antonio Carlos Jobim's Desafinado and Samba de Uma Nota Só [aka One Note Samba]). But above all, Jazz Samba stands on its own artistic merit as a shimmering, graceful collection that's as subtly advanced -- in harmony and rhythm -- as it is beautiful. Getz and his co-billed partner, guitarist Charlie Byrd -- who was actually responsible for bringing bossa nova records to the U.S. and introducing Getz to the style -- have the perfect touch for bossa nova's delicate, airy texture. For his part, Byrd was one of the first American musicians to master bossa nova's difficult, bubbling syncopations, and his solos are light and lilting. Meanwhile, Getz's playing is superb, simultaneously offering a warm, full tone and a cool control of dynamics; plus, Byrd's gently off-kilter harmonies seem to stimulate Getz's melodic inventiveness even more than usual. But beyond technique, Getz intuitively understands the romanticism and the undercurrent of melancholy inherent in the music, and that's what really made Jazz Samba such a revelatory classic. Absolutely essential for any jazz collection.

    -All Music Guide
    1. Desafinado
    2. Samba Dees Days
    3. O Pato
    4. Samba Triste
    5. Samba de Uma Nota So
    6. E Luxo So
    7. Baia (A.K.A. Baia)
    8. Samba De Uma Nota So (Big Bang Version)*

    *Bonus Track

    Stan Getz
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Bossa Nova Bacchanal (Awaiting Repress) Bossa Nova Bacchanal (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Bossa Nova Bacchanal (Awaiting Repress)


    Charlie Rouse-- tenor sax

    Kenny Burrell-- guitar

    Chauncey Lord Westbrook-- guitar

    Lawrence Gales-- bass

    Willie Bobo-- drums

    Potato Valdez-- conga

    Garvin Masseaux-- chekere


    This 1962 date by tenor saxophonist Charlie Rouse celebrates a grander and funkier scale of what Stan Getz and Charlie Byrd did earlier in 1962 with the bossa nova. Unlike Getz, Rouse didn't feel he needed to be a purist about it, and welcomed all sorts of Afro-Caribbean variations into his music. His choice of bandmates reflects that: a three-piece percussion section with drummer Willie Bobo, conguero Carlos "Patato" Valdes, and Garvin Masseaux on chekere (a beaded percussion instrument that is played by being shaken).

    Back To The Tropics


    Velhos Tempos

    Samba De Orfeu

    Un Dia

    Meci Bon Dieu

    In Martinique

    Charlie Rouse
    Vinyl LP Reissue - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
  • Jazz Samba & Big Band Bossa Nova Jazz Samba & Big Band Bossa Nova Quick View

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    Jazz Samba & Big Band Bossa Nova

    2 LP-set from Vinyl Passion collecting Stan Getz's two 1962 bossa nova classics, "Jazz Samba" with Charlie Byrd and "Big Band Bossa Nova".

    "Jazz Samba" is the first true bossa nova album by jazz artists, the one that began the wave. The name Stan Getz can easily be tied to bossa nova whenever the music is being discussed in jazz circles but would audiences have ever known of bossa nova if not for Charlie Byrd? The sessions for Jazz Samba were arranged only after Byrd played records he'd gotten in Brazil for Getz. The results: a groundbreaking No. 1 album and a document of jazz history.

    Its follow-up "Big Band Bossa Nova" rode that wave, topping out at No. 13 on the Billboard album chart in 1963.

    This double LP is an absolutely essential for any jazz collection.

    LP 1: Stan Getz & Charlie Byrd: Jazz Samba
    1. Desafinado
    2. Samba Dees Days
    3. O Pato
    4. Samba Triste
    5. Samba de Uma Nota Só (One Note Samba)
    6. É Luxo Só
    7. Baia (Recorded February 13, 1962, Washington DC)
    8. Meditação (Meditation)*
    9. O Barquinho (Little Boat)*
    10. Bim Bom*
    11. O Pássaro (The Byrd) [Recorded September 28 & October 1, 1962, New York City]*

    LP2: Stan Getz: Big Band Bossa Nova
    1. Manha De Carnival (Morning Of The Carnival)
    2. Balanço No Samba (Street Dance)

    3. Melancolico (Melancholy)

    4. Entre Amigos (Sympathy Between Friends)
    5. Chega De Saudade (No More Blues)

    6. Noite Triste (Night Sadness)

    7. Samba de Uma Nota Só (One Note Samba)
    8. Bim Bom (Recorded August 27 & 28, 1962, New York City)
    9. Desafinado (single edited version) [Recorded February 13, 1962, Washington DC]**

    *Bonus Track from Charlie Byrd: Bossa Nova Pelos Passaros LP
    **Bonus Track

    Stan Getz & Charlie Byrd
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  • Brazilliance (Pure Pleasure) Brazilliance (Pure Pleasure) Quick View

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    Brazilliance (Pure Pleasure)

    More than seven years before Stan Getz and Charlie Byrd introduced the bossa nova of Antonio Carlos Jobim to American audiences, guitarist Laurindo Almeida and altoist Bud Shank (in a quartet with bassist Harry Babasin and drummer Roy Harte) recorded the intriguing music heard on this LP. The performances are very close to bossa nova in their combination of cool-toned jazz and Brazilian rhythms; in fact, these are arguably the first bossa nova recordings, long before even Jobim and Joao Gilberto initially recorded. Only four of the 14 tunes are not based on Brazilian folk songs, and many of the songs (particularly Carinoso) are quite memorable. This historically significant, very accessible, and highly recommended release is a gem.


    • Laurindo Almeida (guitar)

    • Bud Shank (alto saxophone)

    • Harry Babasin (bass)

    • Roy Harte (drums)

    Recording: 1954

    Production: Richard Bock

    About Pure Pleasure

    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Pure Pleasure all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.

    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existent tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.

    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.

    We should like to emphasize that Pure Pleasure Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle.

    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.

    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.

    1. Atabaque
    2. Amor Flamengo
    3. Stairway To The Stars
    4. Acercate Mas
    5. Terra Seca
    6. Speak Low
    7. Inquietacao
    8. Baa-Too-Kee
    9. Carinoso
    10. Tocata
    11. Hazardous
    12. Nono
    13. Noctambulism
    14. Blue Baiao
    Laurindo Almeida Quartete
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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    Chega De Saudade (Out Of Stock)

    Includes Bonus CD of the entire album!


    It would probably not be an overstatement to call this the most influential Brazilian album of all time. Originally released in 1959, Chega de Saudade is the album cited as creating bossa nova so to say that it lit a fire in the music world would be putting it mildly. It would be perhaps more accurate to say that it influenced so many musicians both at home (Caetano Veloso, Jorge Ben, etc.) and abroad (Stan Getz, Herbie Mann, Charlie Byrd) that it effectively single-handedly changed the way people both made and listened to music, and put Brazilian artists on the map. Almost every song on this album has gone on to become a standard, and Gilberto, called O Mito, is today, at age 79, truly a living legend. Here Gilberto collaborates with both Antonio Carlos Jobim and Vinicius de Moraes, both legends in their own right. Moraes and Jobim would soon go on to write the song that won them a Grammy in 1965, The Girl From Ipanema.

    Side A

    1. Chega De Saudade (No More Blues)

    2. Lôbo Bôbo (Foolish Wolf)

    3. Brigas, Nunca Mais (Fights, Never More)

    4. Hó-Bá-Lá-Lá

    5. Saudade Fêz Um Samba (Saudade Made a Samba)

    6. Maria NinguÉm (Maria Nobody)

    Side B:

    1. Desafinado (Off-Key)

    2. Rosa Morena (Brunette Rose)

    3. Morena Boca De Ouro (Brunette with a Mouth of Gold)

    4. Bim Bom 5. Aos PÉs da Cruz (At the Foot of the Cross)

    6. É Luxo Só (It's Just a Luxury)

    7. A Felicidade (Happiness) (Cantando As Músicas do Film Orfeo do Carnaval)

    8. Manhã de Carnaval (Morning of the Carnaval) (Cantando As Músicas do Film Orfeo do Carnaval)

    9. O Nosso Amor (Our Love) (Cantando As Músicas do Film Orfeo do Carnaval)

    Joao Gilberto
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Temporarily out of stock
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