Stan Getz and Charlie Byrd - Jazz Samba (2LP, 45RPM, 180g)
Stan Getz and Charlie Byrd - Jazz Samba (2LP, 45RPM, 180g)
Stan Getz and Charlie Byrd - Jazz Samba (2LP, 45RPM, 180g)
Stan Getz and Charlie Byrd - Jazz Samba (2LP, 45RPM, 180g)
Stan Getz and Charlie Byrd - Jazz Samba (2LP, 45RPM, 180g)
Stan Getz and Charlie Byrd - Jazz Samba (2LP, 45RPM, 180g)

Stan Getz and Charlie Byrd - Jazz Samba (2LP, 45RPM, 180g)

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Stan Getz, tenor saxophone [click here to see more vinyl featuring Stan Getz]

Charlie Byrd, guitar [click here to see more vinyl featuring Charlie Byrd]

Keter Betts, bass

Gene Byrd, bass, guitar

Buddy Deppenschmidt, drums

Antonio Carlos Jobim, guitar [click here to see all vinyl featuring Antonio Carlos Jobim]

Bill Reichenbach, drums


2 LPs, Gatefold Jacket

Original analog Master tape : YES

Heavy Press : 180g

Record color : black

Speed : 45 RPM

Size : 12'’



Record Press : Quality Record Pressings

Label : Analogue Production

Original Label : Verve

Recorded February 13, 1962 at Studio Pierce Hall, All Souls Unitarian Church, Washington, D.C.

Engineered by Ed Green

Produced by Creed Taylor

Remastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound

Originally released in 1962

Reissued in 2013


Tracks :

Side A:

  1. Desafinado
  2. Samba Dees Days

Side B:

  1. O Pato
  2. Samba Triste

Side C:

  1. Samba de Uma Nota So
  2. E Luxo So

Side D:

  1. Behia (aka Baia)
  2. Desafinado



Winner of a 2012 Positive Feedback Online Writers' Choice Award


Reviews :

"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." Jazz Samba Review by Steve Huey 

"...This new two record 45 RPM issue was mastered by the late George Marino at Sterling Sound. It brings out a wealth of detail that allows the listener to sort out complex rhythms as never before. The reissue makes a clean original sound a bit distorted. A long out-of-print gold CD issued from DCC smoothed out the sound, but shaved off the high end bite of Getz's horn sound. Marino restored the top end and cleaned up everything else below. This is another indispensable reissue from Analogue Productions' Verve series." Dennis D. Davis, Hi-Fi +, Issue 102 

"...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!" Danny Kaey, Positive Feedback Online, November/December 2011



AllMusic 5/5  ,  Discogs 4.49 / 5 , HiFi+ : Recording = 9/10; Music = 10/10 

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