A beautiful tribute to the legendary Getz/
Gilberto album from the 60s – served up here as a special
project from Japan, dedicated to the 50th Anniversary of the record! Guitarist Goro Ito put the set together – taking the place of Joao Gilberto on that instrument – and the album features a shifting lineup of "Getz/
Gilberto Lovers" that includes vocals from Kahimi Kari, Haruomi Hosono, Asako Toki, and others – plus piano from Ryuichi Sakamoto, drums from Midorin, cello from Jacques Morelenbaum, and tenor from Yasuaki Shimizu. The album's followed track by track, and the new versions really feature a lot of the same love as the old – titles that include "Girl From Ipanema", "Doralice", "Corcovado", "Desafinado", "Pra Machucar Meu Coracao", and "O Grande Amor". Also fetaures a bonus Japanese version of "Girl From Ipanema"!