Compact Jazz: Best of Bossa Nova

Compact Jazz: Best of Bossa Nova



This is a relatively Stan Getz-heavy compilation of jazz's foray into the field of bossa nova. A few tracks on the album actually aren't from Antonio Carlos Jobim, and everyone from Jorge Ben to Luiz Bonfa are represented in those cases. Some tracks are instrumental, though a few try to slyly slip in a tiny bit of Portuguese to lure the American radio audiences of the '60s into listening. There's a good deal of refreshing guitar work on the album, from both Brazilian as well as American (Charlie Byrd, etc.) artists. Really, any fan of the bossa nova sound is probably already familiar with these songs through Stan Getz's albums of the '60s. Despite that, it's quite an enjoyable album even for those who are already acquainted with the style. For purists, perhaps the Getz/Gilberto album would be more appropriate, though this one still wouldn't be a bad choice at the price level.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/25/1990
Label: Polygram Records
UPC: 0042283328921
catalogNumber: 833289

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Lalo Schifrin   Piano
Luiz Bonfá   Guitar,Vocals
Laurindo Almeida   Guitar
Bob Brookmeyer   Trombone
Gary Burton   Vibes
Charlie Byrd   Guitar
Jimmy Cleveland   Trombone
Stan Getz   Tenor Saxophone,Track Performer
Astrud Gilberto   Vocals,Track Performer
João Gilberto   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Jim Hall   Guitar
Hank Jones   Piano
Steve Kuhn   Piano
Leo Wright   Flute
Dave Bailey   Drums
Willie Dennis   Trombone
Nick Travis   Trumpet
Walter Wanderley   Organ,Piano,Track Performer
George Duvivier   Bass
Johnny Rae   Drums
Ray Alonge   French Horn
Baden Powell   Guitar,Track Performer
Milton Banana   Drums
Raymond Beckenstein   Clarinet,Flute
Keter Betts   Bass
Kenny Burrell   Guitar
Eddie Caine   Alto Flute
Oscar Castro-Neves   Piano,Strings,Rhythm
Gene Cherico   Bass
Clark Terry   Trumpet
Babe Clarke   Clarinet
Carmen Costa   Cabasa
Buddy Deppenschmidt   Drums
Don Sebesky   Conductor
Joe Ferrante   Trumpet
Gary McFarland   Conductor
Bernie Glow   Trumpet
Antonio Carlos Jobim   Guitar,Piano,Track Performer
Walter Levinsky   Clarinet
Edison Machado   Percussion,Drums
Jose Marino   Bass
Donald McDonald   Drums
Hélcio Milito   Drums
Luis Parga   Percussion
Jose Paulo   Percussion,Tambourine
Don Payne   Bass
Romeo Penque   Bass Clarinet
Dom Um Romão   Drums
Bobby Rosengarden   Percussion,Electric Piano
Bill Salter   Bass
Sergio   Bass
Doc Severinsen   Trumpet
Jose Soorez   Percussion
Tony Studd   Trombone
Marcos Valle   Guitar
Tommy Williams   Bass
Luiz Henrique   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Jose (Bigorna) Carlos   Drums
Claudio Slon   Drums
Gene Byrd   Bass
Paulo Ferreira   Drums
Tião Neto   Bass
Gerald Sanfino   Flute
Bill Reichenbach   Drums
Paulo Sérgio Valle   Bass
Gary McFarland Orchestra   Track Performer
Tommy Williams   Bass
Lulu Ferreira   Percussion

Technical Credits

Gary Burton   Vibe Master
Vinícius de Moraes   Composer
Roberto Menescal   Composer
Claus Ogerman   Arranger
Don Sebesky   Arranger,Orchestral Arrangements
Gary McFarland   Arranger
Norman Gimbel   Composer
James Isaacs   Liner Notes
Antonio Carlos Jobim   Composer
Phil Schaap   Tape Vault Research
Creed Taylor   Producer
Mark Wilder   Remixing
Joachim Berendt   Producer
Dennis Drake   Remixing
Newton Mendonça   Composer
Gary McFarland Orchestra   Contributor
Ronaldo Bôscoli   Composer
Nim Polanetska   Composer

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews