‘Jazz Samba’ by Stan Getz & Charlie Byrd is a bossa nova (and the first on the American jazz scene) album released on April 20, 1962 by Mgm/Verve.
Track Listing : 1.Desafinado (Antonio Carlos Jobim, Newton Mendonça) – 05:52 . 2.Samba Dees Days (Charlie Byrd) – 03:35 . 3.O Pato (Jayme Silva, Neuza Teixeira) – 02:34 . 4.Samba Triste (Baden Powell, Billy Blanco) – 04:44 . 5.Samba De Uma Nota Só (Antonio Carlos Jobim, Newton Mendonça) – 06:12 . 6.É Luxo Só (Ary Barroso) – 03:43 . 7.Baia (Ary Barroso) – 06:49
Musicians : Stan Getz – Tenor Saxophone . Charlie Byrd – Guitar . Keter Betts – Bass . Buddy Deppenschmidt – Drums . Gene Byrd – Guitar, Bass . Bill Reinchenbach – Percussion
Production : Produced By Creed Taylor . Kevin Reeves – Mastering . Ed Green – Engineer . Steve Hoffman – Mastering
Package : Dom Cerulli – Liner Notes . Hollis King – Art Direction . Olga Albizu – Cover Painting
Recorded On February 13, 1962 At Pierce Hall, All Souls Unitarian Church, Washington D.C..
Released On April 20, 1962 By Mgm/Verve.
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