Stan Getz is considered one of the greatest tenor saxophone players of all time, known as "The Sound" because of his warm, lyrical tone. In 1961, after a period abroad, Getz returned to the USA and soon became a central figure in the Bossa Nova. In 1962, Getz recorded the hit record “Jazz Samba”, with Charlie Byrd who had just returned from a tour of Brazil. Getz also won a Grammy for “Best Jazz Performance” in 1963. He then recorded "The Girl from Ipanema" with Jobim, João Gilberto and Astrud Gilberto and not only did it win him another Grammy, but it also became one of the best known Latin jazz pieces ever recorded. Side A of this album was recorded shortly after Getz’s return to the USA, at the Newport Jazz Festival in 1961, and features Steve Kuhn on piano, Scott LaFaro on bass, and Roy Haynes on drums, while side B was recorded live in Berlin in 1966, and features Gary Burton on vibraphone, Chuck Israel on bass and Roy Haynes on drums.
1. Baubles, Bangles an Beads
2. Where Do You Go
4. On Green Dolphin Street
5. The Shadow Of Your Smile
6. O Grande Amor
7. Blues Walk
Side A recorded July 3 1961, New York NY Live “Newport Jazz Festival in New York”
Side B recorded November 6 1966, West Germany Live Philharmonic Hall, Berlin.