Stan Getz, Charlie Byrd – Jazz Samba (1962/2011)
DSD64 (.dsf) 1 bit/2,82 MHz | Time – 00:33:32 minutes | 1,32 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: AcousticSounds | Front Cover | © Verve Music
Recorded: Pierce Hall, All Souls Unitarian Church, Washington D.C., February 13, 1962
Mastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound from the original analog master tapes to vinyl and PCM. The DSD was sourced from the PCM. George listened to all of the different A/D converters he had before he chose which to use, and he felt the George Massenburg GML 20 bit A/D produced the best and most synergistic sound for the project.
The words “bossa nova” are often synonymous with the name Stan Getz. But North Americans might not have ever known the bright sound of bossa nova had it not been for Charlie Byrd. In 1961 Byrd returned from a tour of South America, where bossa nova music was thriving. The style was the invention of singer Joao Gilberto and songwriter Antonio Carlos Jobim – an adaptation of infectious Brazilian samba rhythms with the harmonic structures and “cool” surface of West Coast jazz. Byrd brought back records for Getz to hear, they planned a session, and the result was Jazz Samba – the first album of true bossa nova music by jazz artists and the one that broke the bossa nova wave in 1960s America.