Wednesday Jazz Classic: Everyone is no doubt posting and sharing “The Girl from Ipanema,” the iconic bossa hit, as they remember the singer, Astrud Gilberto, who passed away yesterday at 83. However, just for something different, here is the jazz/bossa classic “Corcovado (“Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars”) released from the same groundbreaking album “Getz/Gilberto”, released in March 1964. Artists Stan Getz · João Gilberto · Astrud Gilberto · Antonio Carlos Jobim (also the song’s composer) all playing and singing here on “Corcovado.”

The album “Getz/Gilberto” is on all the lists of most important albums of all time, with multiple grammy wins and global acclaim at the time launching attention to bossa everywhere and certainly, Astrud Gilberto’s career.

For more on this iconic Bossa album:

Track listing

1.The Girl from IpanemaAntônio Carlos Jobim, Vinicius de Moraes, Norman Gimbel5:21
2.“Doralice”Antônio Almeida, Dorival Caymmi2:47
3.“Para Machucar Meu Coração”Ary Barroso5:07
4.“Desafinado”Antônio Carlos Jobim, Newton Mendonça4:09
1.Corcovado (Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars)Antônio Carlos Jobim, Gene Lees4:17
2.“Só Danço Samba”Antônio Carlos Jobim, Vinicius de Moraes3:42
3.“O Grande Amor”Antônio Carlos Jobim, Vinicius de Moraes5:27
4.“Vivo Sonhando”Antônio Carlos Jobim2:56
Total length:33:46
9.“The Girl from Ipanema” (45 rpm version)2:54
10.“Corcovado (Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars)” (45 rpm version)2:20
Total length:39:00


  • Stan Getz – tenor saxophone
  • João Gilberto – guitar, vocals
  • Antônio Carlos Jobim – piano
  • Sebastião Neto – double bass
  • Milton Banana – drums, pandeiro
  • Astrud Gilberto – vocals on “The Girl from Ipanema”, “Corcovado”, “The Girl from Ipanema” (45 rpm issue) and “Corcovado” (45 rpm issue)

For more on iconic Bossa artist, Astrud Gilberto:

New York Times article gifted to you: Astrud Gilberto, 83, Dies; Shot to Fame With ‘The Girl From Ipanema’

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“Lullaby of Birdland” Composed by George Shearing, lyrics by George David Weiss
℗ A Verve Label Group Release; ℗ 1955 UMG Recordings, Inc. Released on: 1954-12-01

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