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João Gilberto and Stan Getz's Getz/Gilberto

Bryan McCann

Bryan McCann is Professor of Brazilian History at Georgetown University, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

33 1/3 Books

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...Most die-hard Brazilian music fans would argue that Getz/Gilberto, the iconic 1964 album featuring "The Girl from Ipanema," is not the best bossa nova record. Yet we've all heard "The Girl from Ipanema" as background music in a thousand...

Stan Getz

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...The jazz tenor saxophonist Stan Getz, also known as “The Sound,” was a central figure in the introduction of the jazz style bossa nova to the United States. Stanley Gayetzby was born on February 2, 1927, in Philadelphia, USA, to immigrant...

c. Saxophone

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume II : Performance and Production

Continuum, 2003

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...General Description The saxophone (Ger. saxophon, Fr. saxophone, It. sassofone) is a thin-walled brass instrument with a conical bore that widens to a slightly flared bell. Along its body is a series of holes, sized...

West Coast Jazz

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VIII : Genres: North America

The Continuum International, 2012

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...West Coast jazz was a term used in the popular media of 1950s and 1960s to refer to what was perceived as a distinctively Californian approach to jazz. California had been closely linked to jazz since its earliest days, with both San...

Cool Jazz

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VIII : Genres: North America

The Continuum International, 2012

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...A jazz movement of the 1950s, cool jazz emerged at a time when the up-tempo, virtuosic extremes of an earlier style, bebop, had fallen out of public favor following a brief commercial breakthrough in the mid-1940s, and modern jazz found...

Bossa Nova

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume IX : Genres: Caribbean and Latin America

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Bossa nova developed in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, during the second half of the 1950s and was transformed into a musical movement that modernized Brazilian popular music. Thus, it acquired great historical importance and is seen by many...