A beautiful dreamy album that's quite different from the classic Getz/
Gilberto collaboration – but which also shares much of that set's lyrical beauty! This album was recorded live, in 1964, when Stan Getz was playing with his quartet that included Gary Burton
on vibes – an incredible lineup that made for some wonderfully moody sounds! The vibes/
tenor approach was a high point in Getz's career – especially as the young Burton
could create these beautiful washes of sound that were a perfect counterpoint to Getz's breathy playing. And although Astrud Gilberto is thrown into the mix here to give the album a bit of bossa appeal – vocals on 6 titles that include "Corovado", "Eu E Voce", "It Might As Well Be Spring", "One Note Samba", "Only Trust Your Heart", and "The Telephone Song" – there's also 4 more tracks that are all instrumental, and which show the Getz/Burton
union in all of its glory! These tracks include "6 Nix Pix Flix", "The Singing Song", "Here's That Rainy Day", and "Summertime". And for reference, the rest of the group includes Gene Cherico on bass and Joe Hunt on drums – but on 3 tracks, Chuck Israels plays bass instead of Cherico, and on a few others, Helcio Milito plays drums instead of Hunt, and Kenny Burrell joins in on guitar.
(Original US pressing, in the heavy gatefold cover. Side two has a few light spots of oxidation, but they don't really cause anything in the way of playback issues. Cover has some light splitting on the bottom seam, and a very small rip on the back edge.)