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Stan Getz, Laurindo Almeida – Stan Getz With Guest Artist Laurindo Almeida (2014 24/192 FLAC)

Stan Getz, Laurindo Almeida - Stan Getz With Guest Artist Laurindo Almeida (2014 24/192 FLAC)

Stan Getz, Laurindo Almeida – Stan Getz With Guest Artist Laurindo Almeida (2014 24/192 FLAC)

Artist: Stan Getz, Laurindo Almeida
Album: Stan Getz With Guest Artist Laurindo Almeida
Release/Reissue: 2014
Genre: Latin Jazz, Bossa Nova

01. Menina Moca (Young Lady)
02. Once Again (Outra Vez)
03. Winter Moon
04. Do What You Do Do
05. Samba Da Sahra (Sahra’s Samba)
06. Maracatu-Too

Three weeks after completing his meeting with Luiz Bonfá and only two days after the epochal Getz/Gilberto sessions, Stan Getz was back in the studio recording more bossa nova. Producer Creed Taylor was obviously striking while the iron was hot, getting in as many Brazilian sessions as he could, yet the quality of the music-making remained consistently marvelous. Continuing his practice of running through one star guitarist after another, this time Getz has Laurindo Almeida as the designated rhythm man, featured composer, and solo foil. The rhythm section is an authentically swinging mixture of American sidemen (including Steve Kuhn on piano and George Duvivier on bass) and Brazilian percussionists. Almeida didn’t like to improvise, so his solos stay close to the tunes, inflected with a perfectly matched feeling for the groove along with classical poise. Jobim’s “Outra Vez” is a particularly lovely example of Getz’s freedom and effortless lyricism contrasted against Almeida’s anchored embroidering. Sessions like these might have been seen as cashing in on the boom at the time, yet in the long view, one should be thankful that these musicians were recording so much cherishable material.

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