So Danco Samba: By Joao Gilberto & Stan Getz

It is some while since we found time for this pleasure, as writing a daily article leaves little opportunity to remind visitors that back in the early 1960’s and earlier, popular music was performed by grown-ups for grown-ups.

In March 1963, the tenor saxophonist Stan Getz, who was on a roll playing Brazilian bossa nova music, recorded in New York the Jobim composition ‘So Danco Samba’. The Bossa Nova rhythm is a form of samba.

This recording never got the international fame that ‘Desifinado’ and ‘Girl From Ipanema’ enjoyed but it is a fine tune and Getz’s solo is one of his very best, in turns soft and fiery and full of exuberance. Guitarist Joao Gilberto supplies the vocal, Jobim is on piano, Tommy Williams is on bass and Milton Banana on drums. Enjoy!

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