Sadly, Gilberto died this summer (June 5, 2023) – I tend to buy any albums I run across from the Getz / Gilberto collaborations or that feature her.

Recorded at the Cafe Au Go Go in Greenwich Village and Carnegie Hall in 1964 – how great it would have been to have seen these shows! The Gene Lees liner notes start off “I was there” and I understand why. Getz/Gilberto had been released in March 1964, featuring Astrud Gilberto on “Garota de Ipanema” (The Girl From Ipanema) and “Corcovado.” The single for Girl From Ipanema was very popular at the time and this was a big debut.

Some misprints on this copy – the B-side label lists “The New Stan Getz Quartet Astrud Gilberto Featuring” and the A-side label lists the 5th track as “6-Nix-Pix-Clix.” Engineered by Van Gelder. My copy via Beverly Coin & Jewel.