I never thought I’d ever say that Bill Evans could be out done but Jimmie Rowles does a masterful interpretation of this composition.
… and Getz… could play with anybody and make them sound 500% better. This pianist didn’t need any help.
Composed by Bill Evans.
Recorded in 1975 and Released off the 1997 album Stan Getz presents Jimmie Rowles – Label: CBS in The Neverthands and Label: Columbia in the US.
Jimmie Rowles – piano
Stan Getz – Sax
Ahhhh it doesn’t get anymore laid back and relaxed.
This song was a prime example of International Talent.
Musicians alike seeked for each other in every country within the continent. And this was a mix made in heaven. Stan Getz renown sax player finds João Gilberto renown guitarist and adds a little, Girl. Astrud Gilberto.
The recording would gain them a Grammy for Album of the Year, Best Jazz Instrumental Album – Individual or Group and Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical.
And this classic “The Girl from Ipanema” also won the award for Record of the Year in 1965.
This was the first time in Grammy history that a Jazz Album won. That achievement wouldn’t be agained again until 2008 43 years later with Herbie Hancock.
In 1964 this was Bossa Nova and Jazz at its finest.