Stan Getz Enchants with “The Girl From Ipanema”

“The Girl from Ipanema” is a bossa nova and jazz song that was written in 1962, with music by Antônio Carlos Jobim and Portuguese lyrics by Vinícius de Moraes. English lyrics were written later by Norman Gimbel. The song gained international fame when it was recorded by Stan Getz, João Gilberto, and his then-wife Astrud Gilberto in 1963. The song was featured on the album “Getz/Gilberto,” released in 1964.

Astrud Gilberto’s soft and soothing vocals, combined with Stan Getz’s smooth saxophone playing and João Gilberto’s guitar, created a serene and captivating atmosphere in the song.

“The Girl from Ipanema” tells the story of a beautiful woman walking along Ipanema Beach in Rio de Janeiro, captivating everyone she passes. The song’s melody and lyrics perfectly capture the allure and romance of the Brazilian seaside.

“The Girl from Ipanema” became a massive international hit and won several Grammy Awards, including Record of the Year, in 1965. It became a jazz standard and is one of the most recorded songs in history, with countless artists covering it in various languages and styles over the years. The song’s timeless appeal and enchanting melody have made it a classic in the world of music.

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