- LP Record (Oct. 17 1990)
- Format: Import
- Label: Polygram Records
- ASIN: B00008FJYA
- Other Editions: Audio CD | Audio Cassette | LP Record
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
|2. Só Danço Samba (Jazz Samba)|
|4. O Morro Não Tem Vez|
|5. Samba de Duas Natos|
|6. Menita Flor|
|7. Mania de Maria|
|8. Saudade Vem Correndo|
|9. Um Abraco No Getz (A Tribute to Getz)|
|10. Ebony Samba|
If you are a Bossa Nova, Jazz or guitar afficionado, this is a must have album. Luiz Bonfa, the one and only player that "makes a guitar sound like and orchetra by itself", proves to the world that he is indeed has earned the respect of his peers as the "one and only". I guarantee you, once you listen to this album, you will be looking for Luiz Bonfa music all over. I did.
And for Stan Getz, can someone else make a sax create moods of happiness, melancoly, sadness etc...
The combo of Getz and Bonfa is an incredible harmony of one master speaking to the other via their instruments.
I have heard nearly all Bossa Nova music and others alike. I highly recommend this album. Once you listen to it, you will be listening to it over and over. The guitar improvisation will make you think, "how in the world can someone play like this". And you will then be writing the next review like me in here.
Also there is, in my estimation, more artistic balance on this album - Bonfa's playing and Toledo's singing are right there at Getz's level all the time, every time.
This is a superb effort, there isn't a slice of turkey on the entire album. Pure pleasure.
The effect can be largely attributed to singer Maria Toledo, whose strangely disembodied voice haunts the songs. She is rarely the focus, floating in and out of the background like a presiding ghost. Even in a song she clearly dominates, such as 'Insensatez', a phantosmagoric quality makes her vanish into the precious sadness of this song which, with Jobim's understated, unbearably poignant piano, is surely the most beautiful ever written.
It's such a treat to hear such wonderful music!
Both Stan Getz and Luiz Bonfa as masterful "singers" of their instruments. Everything they play on this album is singable; and I give you my personal guarantee that they will give you goose bumps, make your eyes water, spine tingle. Maria Toledo's voice is one of a kind - powerful, with a dark but sensitive tone.
Writing these things now as I ponder the effect "Jazz Samba Encore" has had on me, I realise that I am in love with the album. Everything I could and would say about it will be written from the perspective of one dizzy and confused by his emotions. It is impossible for me to retain a cool, unaffected tone in my writing because of my feelings for the album. As a result, I risk hyperbole and sickly attempts to poeticize upon what really speaks for itself - sample the music, keeping in mind that the initial beauty that strikes you will continue as you come to know the album better and the subtleties reveal themselves. Everyone who hears this album loves this album.
Melodic. Mostly instrumental Samba, some vocals. Read more