Stan Getz: Corcovado




Stan Getz (tenor sax) and João Gilberto (guitar, vocals)


Getz/Gilberto (Verve V-8545)

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Stan Getz (tenor sax), João Gilberto (guitar, vocals), Antonio Carlos Jobim (piano), Tommy Williams (bass), Milton Banana (drums), Astrud Gilberto (vocals),

Composed by Antonio Carlos Jobim with English lyrics by Gene Lees


Recorded: New York, March 17, 18, 19, 1963


Rating: 95/100 (learn more)

What do Perry Como, Miles Davis, and James Galway have in common? Theyve all covered Jobims Corcovado -- only Ipanema and One Note Samba have been recorded more often. This version features the exquisite blending of Astrud and Joao Gilberto, Stan Getz and Jobim on a sensuous melody. This winning formula, repeated throughout the LP, kept Getz/Gilberto on the charts for 96 weeks; nearly 40 years later, the album entered the Grammy Hall of Fame. Also known as Quiet Nights, this track was the epitome of relaxed bossa nova cool.

Reviewer: Judith Schlesinger

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  • 1 ait hernando // Dec 19, 2007 at 11:21 AM
    This tune sounds like a magic.. Stan Getz gives some inspirations about a happiness in a loneliness.