Stan Getz, Charlie Byrd
Jazz Samba | 45rpm 2LP

Analogue Productions / Verve

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A TAV Essential Listening Album.

Jazz Samba is a bossa nova album by Stan Getz and Charlie Byrd, originally released on the Verve label in 1962.

Jazz Samba was the first major bossa-nova album on the American jazz scene. Its release signaled the beginning of the bossa-nova craze in America. Stan Getz was the featured soloist and the tracks were arranged by Charlie Byrd, who had first heard Bossa Nova music during a 1961 tour of Brazil.

Getz and Byrd were accompanied by two bassists — Keter Betts and Charlie's brother, Gene (Joe) Byrd, who also doubled on second guitar, and two drummers — Buddy Deppenschmidt and Bill Reichenbach. The album was recorded at All Souls Unitarian Church in Washington, D.C. on February 13, 1962 and was released in April of that year, as Verve LP V6-8432.

Two of the seven tracks were composed by Antonio Carlos Jobim — "Desafinado" (Out of Tune) and "Samba de Uma Nota Só" (One Note Samba) — the rest being by other Brazilian composers with one by Charlie Byrd. The two tracks composed by Jobim were released in Europe and the US as singles. Getz won the Grammy for Best Jazz Performance of 1963 for the track "Desafinado", and went on to make many other bossa nova recordings, most notably with João Gilberto and Astrud Gilberto, and most famously "The Girl from Ipanema".

The album was included in Robert Dimery's 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die. – Wiki

“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.” – AllMusic


  • Stan Getz - tenor saxophone
  • Charlie Byrd - guitar
  • Antonio Carlos Jobim - guitar
  • Keter Betts - bass
  • Gene Byrd - bass, guitar
  • Buddy Deppenschmidt - drums
  • Bill Reichenbach - drums


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Stan Getz, Charlie ByrdAnalogue Productions / Verve


Jazz Samba


Analogue Productions / Verve


2 × Vinyl, LP, 45 RPM, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue, Remastered, Stereo, 200gm



Release Date:

This reissue: 2013 | Original – 1962




Bossa Nova, Latin Jazz

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