Thursday, October 31, 2013

Blu-ray Audio of the Month - "Getz/Gilberto"

Blu-ray Audio of the Month
Stan Getz & João Gilberto: "Getz/Gilberto" (Verve)

Produced by Creed Taylor
Engineered by Phil Ramone
Cover Painting: Olga Albizu ("Africa")

Featuring: João Gilberto (acoustic guitar & vocals), Stan Getz (tenor sax), Antonio Carlos Jobim (acoustic piano), Sebastião Neto aka Tião Neto (acoustic bass), Milton Banana (drums) & Astrud Gilberto (vocals)

The ground-breaking bossa nova masterpiece (recorded in 1963 under the production of Creed Taylor, released by Verve in 1964) that won 5 Grammy Awards in 1965, including "Album of the Year" and "Record of the Year" for the classic standard "The Girl from Ipanema.". The album features Stan Getz on tenor sax, João Gilberto on guitar & vocals, Antonio Carlos Jobim on piano, Sebastião Neto on bass, Milton Banana on drums, and Astrud Gilberto (English vocals on 2 tracks).

Eight classic songs: Jobim's "Desafinado," "The Girl from Ipanema (Garota De Ipanema)," "O Grande Amor," "Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars (Corcovado)," "Só Danço Samba (Jazz 'N' Samba)," "Vivo Sonhando (Dreamer)" plus Dorival Caymmi's "Doralice" and Ary Barroso's "Pra Machucar Meu Coração."

Includes the original liner notes (written by Gene Lees, Stan Getz and Joao Gilberto) and a new essay by jazz historian Doug Ramsey. This High Fidelity Pure Audio release combines the vast storage space and bandwidth of a Blu-ray disc with original high quality recorded material, from the original master tapes, to create a uniquely luxurious listening experience.

Please note that there are 3 sound options available: Full DTS Master Audio, PCM (Pulse Control Modulation uncompressed sound!) and Dolby True HD that can be accessed via your Blu-ray devices interface and navigated using the remote controller. Audio is sourced from 24bit/96kHz minimum master sources, and the disc is compatible with all Blu-ray players, PS3 consoles and other Blu-ray devices. It will not play in a CD or DVD player. (ps: Joao Gilberto loves the PCM uncompressed sound.)

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