Getz/Gilberto 1STEP 

Stan Getz and João Gilberto feat. Antonio Carlos Jobim

Patricia Cafe Blue 1Step

GETZ/Gilberto 1STEP
180-GRAM 45RPM 2LP SET | Stereo

CATALOG: IMXLPO6041-1
MSRP: $129.99 USD

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1STEP Process 180g 45rpm Double LP Pressed on VR900-Supreme Vinyl! Cut Using Original Analog Masters by Bernie Grundman at Bernie Grundman Mastering! Strictly Limited To 7,500 Numbered Pressings! 

There have been more than 40 U.S. releases (and hundreds more worldwide) of Stan Getz’s cultural touchstone album and for good reason: few recordings better capture the breezy warmth and easy-going sophistication of Brazilian bossa nova for an American jazz audience. Fewer recordings can replicate the you-are-there presence and flawlessly tight studio acoustics. Only Getz/Gilberto has Billboard Top-10-charting singles like “The Girl from Ipanema.” When Impex Records jumps into this densely-populated fray with our own production, we need to bring maximum value and prestige to it. Challenge accepted. We worked directly with Stan’s wife Monica Getz and their son Nicolaus to create the most authentic, best-presented Getz/Gilberto ever.

Exclusive to Impex’s 1STEP Getz/Gilberto includes an insightful new interview/essay by Charles Granata featuring Monica Getz’s reminiscences of the making of this record, the subsequent cultural phenomenon, and Stan’s battles with some pretty heavy demons. Also unique to this release are two bonus tracks: an alternate mono 7” mix of “The Girl from Ipanema” (without the added echo, thank you very much) and a live recording of “Corcovado” from Carnegie Hall. Finally, the large-format, 36-page booklet features dozens of rare photos, the original album notes, and a fascinating personal remembrance from Monica Getz herself, celebrating her late husband’s work and an inside look at Stan’s family life while making the record!

Using the original analog master tapes and no computers at all, Bernie Grundman at Bernie Grundman Mastering sought to keep the sense of space and tone on the master tape intact without unnecessary embellishment. Impex 1STEPs get you closer to the source, not the ideal.

We know you have many choices when it comes to enjoying this singular album. The Impex 1STEP of Getz/Gilberto cuts above all other releases with added-value content that takes you deeper into Stan Getz’ life and process in a way never previously possible. This one’s for the books: preorder one for your shelf now!

Features

  • The only release of this fundamental jazz classic crafted with the full participation of the Getz family, including never-before-seen photos and notes from Monica and Nick Getz
  • Exclusive new interview essay about Getz’ life and the recording of the album by noted producer and historian Charles L. Granata
  • Mastered from the original analog master tapes by Bernie Grundman
  • Two 45-rpm 1STEP LPs pressed on VR900 super vinyl
  • New lacquers cut for every 500 pressings
  • Exclusive ultra-luxe Impex 1STEP packaging featuring a deluxe 36-page booklet within a heavy-stock two-sleeve Monster Pack jacket and striking color-matched slipcase
  • Limited to 7,500 copies

SIDE 1

  1. The Girl From Ipanema
  2. Doralice

SIDE 2

  1. Para Machucar Meu Coração
  2. Desafinado

SIDE 3

  1. Corcovado
  2. So Danco Samba

SIDE 4

  1. O Grande Amor
  2. Viva Shoando
  3. The Girl From Ipanema (Mono Bonus Track)
  4. Corcovado (Live Bonus Track)

“As far as I’m concerned, Impex has delivered one of the most impressive reissue packages in the history of “the vinyl revival” era. You’ll appreciate the care that went into it as you listen, turn the pages, read the story and view the heretofore unpublished photos. You’ll surely come away with a new appreciation for Getz/Gilberto.” –Michael Fremer, The Tracking Angle
Read Michael’s full review HERE!

“The great Astrud invoked simplicity and sophistication in one voice, singing “Floating on the silence that surrounds us … And a window that looks out on Corcovado, Oh, how lovely”. Then, the Getz sound in all its glory takes her beautiful singing and transcends to something truly heavenly.

As such, the new Impex will give you everything you ever dreamed of in this remastering. Very highly recommended.” –Anthony Kershaw, Audiophilia

Read Anthony’s full review HERE!

“This set…just feels human. It sounds like you have a band in your living room, with their humanity, their flaws, their virtues. It just feels like you have flesh and bone playing right in front of you!” –Felipe Salles, Jazz Bums
Watch Jazz Bum’s video on YouTube HERE!

“An all-out assault on the state of the art!” –Scott Wilson, The Pressing Matters
Watch The Pressing Matters YouTube video HERE!

“Somehow singer-guitarist João Gilberto sounds more delicate, Astrud Gilberto sounds more innocent and unsteady, and Antonio Carlos Jobim’s piano is more seductive. ” –Marc Myers, JazzWax
Read Marc’s full review on his blog HERE!

“…this is probably the finest iteration of this record that you are likely to find. The surface noise is non-existent and the fidelity along with size of soundstage is fantastic.” –Carlo Lo Raso, Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity
Read Carlo’s article HERE!

“There’s more detail and subtleties like the harmonics of the guitar or the variations of the brush strokes on the high-hat. Quite simply, there’s more of everything that musically matters.” –Frank Doris, PSAudio’s Copper Magazine
Read Frank’s article HERE!

“If you want the very best for both production and sound quality, this new IMPEX 1STEP reissue is the one to have!”
–Robert S. Youman, Positive Feedback
Read Robert’s article HERE!

“Not since Steve Hoffman’s remastered LPs of Nat King Cole have I heard such thrillingly realistic vocal representations on LP. And Stan Getz’s sax has never sounded sexier in a way that I thought was reserved for Ben Webster.” –Dennis Davis, The Audio Beat
Read Dennis’ full review HERE!