Jazz Samba is a bossa nova album by Stan Getz and Charlie Byrd released by Verve Records in 1962. Jazz Samba 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 during a tour of Brazil in 1961. Getz and Byrd were accompanied by two bassists: Keter Betts and Joe Byrd, Charlie Byrd's brother who also played guitar.
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.
Recorded in two days in a Washington, . church by Charlie Byrd and Stan Getz. They had created the first wonderful HIT, "Desafinado", from the recording. Since these two were more or less "winging it" there is a wonderful spontaneous feel to their music.
How Stan Getz And Jazz Samba Conquered The World. Charlie Byrd was sent on a diplomatic tour of South America, but what he imported back to America was more important: ‘Jazz Samba’. Published on. February 13, 2019. The tracks they recorded were released as Jazz Samba in April 1962 and in the middle of September it entered Billboard’s pop album chart and on 9 March 1963 it made N. ; and while it spent just a week at the top it spent a total of 70 weeks on the best seller list, this truly was a groundbreaking record. It made bossa nova the coolest music on earth. In November 1962, one of the tracks on the album, ‘Desafinado’ also made N. 5 on the singles chart which did so much to help sell the album.
Tracklist Hide Credits
Written-By – Antonio Carlos Jobim
|A2||Samba Dees Days
Written-By – Charlie Byrd
Written-By – Jayme Silva, Neuza Teixeira
Written-By – Baden Powell, Billy Blanco
|B1||Samba De Uma Nota So
Written-By – Antonio Carlos Jobim, N. Mendonca*
|B2||E Luxo So
Written-By – Barroso*, Peixoto*
Written-By – Ary Barroso
- Copyright (c) – Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc.
- Recorded At – Pierce Hall, Washington, D.C.
- Published By – Bendig Music Corp.
- Published By – Fermata International Melodies, Inc.
- Published By – Editorial De Musical Brasileira
- Published By – Peer International
- Pressed By – MGM Records Division
- Bass – Keter Betts
- Bass, Guitar – Gene Byrd
- Drums – Bill Reichenbach, Buddy Deppenschmidt
- Engineer [Recording] – Ed Green*
- Guitar – Charlie Byrd
- Liner Notes – Dom Cerulli
- Painting [Cover] – Olga Albizu
- Producer – Creed Taylor
- Tenor Saxophone – Stan Getz
NotesLaminated gatefold cover.
Verve High Fidelity
®© Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc./Printed in U.S.A.
Recorded in Pierce Hall, All Souls Unitarian Church, Washington D.C., February 13, 1962.
Made in U.S.A.
A1, A4 - Bendig Music Corp. (BMI)
A3 - Fermata Intl Melodies Inc. (ASCAP)
B2 - Editorial De Musical Brasileira/International
B3 - Peer International (BMI)
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Rights Society: BMI
- Rights Society: ASCAP
- Matrix / Runout (Label Side A): VGS-548
- Matrix / Runout (Label Side B): VGS-549
- Matrix / Runout (Etched Side A): 61-VGS-548-RE-2 V6-8432-A
- Matrix / Runout (Etched Side B): V6-8432-B 61-VGS-549 RE-4
- Matrix / Runout (Stamped Side A/B): [MGM Records Mfg. "S" Symbol]
- Matrix / Runout (Alt. etch side A): V6-8432 A 61-VGS-548-RE-3
|V6-8432||Stan Getz / Charlie Byrd||Stan Getz / Charlie Byrd - Jazz Samba (LP, Album, Gat)||Verve Records||V6-8432||US||1962|
|R-02766||Stan Getz / Charlie Byrd||Stan Getz / Charlie Byrd - Jazz Samba (LP, Album, Club)||World Record Club||R-02766||Australia||1976|
|912 202||Stan Getz & Charlie Byrd||Stan Getz & Charlie Byrd - Jazz Samba (Cass, Album)||Verve Records||912 202||France||Unknown|
|521 413-2||Stan Getz & Charlie Byrd||Stan Getz & Charlie Byrd - Jazz Samba (CD, Album, RE, RM)||Verve Records||521 413-2||UK||Unknown|
|V6-8432, V6 8432||Stan Getz / Charlie Byrd||Stan Getz / Charlie Byrd - Jazz Samba (LP, Album, RE)||Verve Records, Verve Records||V6-8432, V6 8432||France||1971|