February is shaping up to be a hot month for jazz lovers, thanks to two upcoming releases from Resonance Records.
1964’s Grammy winning album, Getz/Gilberto, which teamed up Brazilian singer, guitarist and composer João Gilberto and saxophone legend Stan Getz, thrust Bossa Nova into the spotlight and became an overnight sensation. On February 19th, Resonance will release Getz/Gilberto ’76, bringing the dynamic duo alive again for a new audience through never-before-released recordings from a gig at the San Francisco jazz club Keystone Korner in May of 1976. The album showcases two incredible musicians at the height of their powers. The recordings will be packaged as a deluxe CD as well as a limited print 12”, 33-1/3 rpm.
Moments In Time, also scheduled for a February 19th release, was recorded during the same week of 1976 at the Keystone Korner, featuring the Stan Getz Quartet with Joanne Brackeen on piano, Clint Houston on bass and Billy Hart on drums. The owner and founder of Keystone, Todd Barkan, shares, “Stan explained to me quite a few times backstage at Keystone Korner that ‘I have never felt as free and as totally supported as I do with this band with Joanne Brackeen, Clint Houston, and Billy Hart. They are happy and free to go with me wherever I go…” And yet, this pair of releases, Moments In Time and Getz/Gilberto ’76, will mark the only occasion on which this quartet recorded together.
Instead of mere liner notes, both albums include books of essays from family members, fellow musicians and jazz historians, and Getz/Gilberto ’76 will also feature previously unpublished photographs by San Francisco music photographer, Tom Copi.
Below, you can exclusively listen to a track from each of the albums, “Chega de Saudade” from Getz/Gilberto ’76 and “Infant Eyes” from Moments In Time, both of which are sure to whet your appetite for the February release. For more information and to pre-order, head to the Resonance Records website here.