Stan Getz & Luiz Bonfá – Jazz Samba Encore!

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Jazz Samba Encore! is a bossa nova album by Stan Getz and Luiz Bonfá, released on the Verve label.[4] It is bossa nova in a slower groove. It contains a mix of Jobim standards as well as originals from Bonfá. Performers also include Antonio Carlos Jobim and vocalist Maria Toledo, Bonfá’s wife. Some songs are more subdued in tone, while other performances, including “O Morro Não Tem Vez”, featuring a blistering solo from Getz, are louder and quite upbeat. The painting on the cover is by Olga Albizu (https://goo.gl/6cgzU1).

AllMusic Review by Richard S. Ginell:
Here’s some more bossa nova from Stan Getz when the bloom was still on the first Brazilian boom. This time, however, on his third such album, Getz relies mostly upon native Brazilians for his backing. Thus, the soft-focused grooves are considerably more attuned to what was actually coming out of Brazil at the time. Two bona fide giants, Antonio Carlos Jobim and Luiz Bonfá (who gets co-billing), provide the guitars and all of the material, and Maria Toledo contributes an occasional throaty vocal. Getz injects more high-wailing passages into his intuitive affinity for the groove, even going for some fast bop on “Un Abraco No Getz,” and Bonfá takes adept care of the guitar solos against Jobim’s rock-steady rhythm. Clearly Jobim’s songwriting contributions — “So Danco Samba,” “How Insensitive,” and “O Morro Nao Tem Vez” — would have the longest shelf life, and though the album didn’t sell as well as its two predecessors, it certainly helped break these tunes into the permanent jazz repertoire. Avid bossa nova fans will certainly treasure this album for the lesser-known Bonfá tunes (https://goo.gl/erJuEN).

Track listing:
“Sambalero” (Luiz Bonfá) – 2:08
“Só Danço Samba (I Only Dance Samba)” (Antônio Carlos Jobim/Vinicius de Moraes) – 3:36
“Insensatez (How Insensitive)” (Jobim/de Moraes) – 3:21
“O Morro Não Tem Vez” (Favella) (Jobim/de Moraes) – 6:53
“Samba de Duas Notas (Two Note Samba)” (Luiz Bonfá) – 4:18 (reference to Jobim’s “One Note Samba”)
“Menina Flor” (Bonfá/Maria Toledo) – 4:08
“Mania de Maria” (Bonfá/Maria Toledo) – 2:43
“Saudade Vem Correndo” (Bonfá/Maria Toledo) – 3:39
“Um Abração no Getz (A Tribute to Getz)” (Bonfá) – 4:23
“Ebony Samba – Second Version” (Bonfá) – 4:33

Personnel:
Stan Getz – tenor saxophone
Luiz Bonfá – guitar
Antonio Carlos Jobim – guitar, piano track 3
George Duvivier, Tommy Williams, Don Payne – bass
Paulo Ferreira, Jose Carlos, Dave Bailey – drums
Maria Toledo – vocals (tracks 3 and 8) vocalise on some of the other tracks.

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Released: April 1963
Recorded: February 8–9 and 27, 1963
Studio Webster Hall, New York City
Length: 40:12
Label: MGM/Verve
Producer: Creed Taylor

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