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Getz, “The Girl” and a Grammy

Stan Getz‘s rendition of “The Girl from Ipanema” from the album “Getz/Gilberto” marked a pivotal moment in his career, catapulting him to international fame.

This recording, a collaboration with João Gilberto, Antonio Carlos Jobim, and featuring Astrud Gilberto’s enchanting English vocals, provided cross-cultural appeal and became a worldwide hit. It also became a defining moment of the bossa nova genre.

Its success brought unprecedented attention to Getz, earning him a Grammy and solidifying his place in jazz history. This track not only showcased Getz’s lyrical saxophone playing but also played a crucial role in popularizing Brazilian music globally.

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