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1962 was a pivotal year in jazz. The music was adapting and changing with the times, joining with other styles, switching instrumentations, and more. This showed both in the musicians of the time and the recordings that were made from the era. As we look back 50 years later and some of the masterpieces from 1962, we can’t help but highlight some amazing duos and collaborations that defined the era. Check out just a few of our favorites:

What we have here instead is a meeting of the minds—the talented youth and the burgeoning legend. Do I believe that a degree of competition existed between the two? Of course. A mastery of form cannot exist without the inherent desire to be greater than. But, this is a pairing that builds upon accentuation more so than aggravation. Dizzy Gillespie provided a platform for showcasing potential, and potential was given the name, Stan Getz.

“Uncle” Russell Garcia, arranger, composer, and musician died over the weekend at age 95. Garcia’s career was one of triumph and success as he navigated the Hollywood scene, composing for NBC, MGM, and Universal Studios among others after moving to California in search of a formal education in composition and musicianship. On the other side of the spectrum, Garcia collaborated with artists like Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Stan Getz, Duke Ellington, Frank Sinatra and more.

Flora Purim is a world renowned vocalist who has collaborated with legendary musicians such as Gil Evans, Stan Getz, Chick Corea Dizzy Gillespie and her husband Brazilian percussionist Airto Moreira. She moved from Rio de Janeiro to New York in 1967 to flee the strict government of her country. In Brazil she had already collaborated with prolific multi instrumentalist Hermeto Pascoal. He helped train her voice and encouraged to take her voice to new heights, not just singing pretty melodies but encompassing various sounds whether they were ugly or pretty.

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Getz/Gilberto was released in 1965, a time in which American ethos maintained an odd disconnect between intersecting cultures. There was an “otherness” pervasive in the way American audiences perceived non-American art. Up until that point, the sounds of bossa nova and samba, even though celebrated by a wide array of American musicians, were marginalized as being nothing more than niche. However, the work of those assembled was simply too good to ignore. Combining the warm musical embrace of Jobim and Getz, with the soothing voice of Gilberto, this album nears perfection.

Hello All! It’s time for the Friday Round Up! This week marked the 1 year anniversary of the Revivalist! We celebrated with an interview with the Miles Davis Estate and some great new content for our Brazilian jazz issue. Check it out below!

To be able to elucidate the subjectivity of consciousness in such a way that it can be universally understood is part of the intentional thinking of any great artist. “The Girl from Ipanema,” composed by Jobim, is now a classic because of the universalism expressed through its graceful romanticism and especially the personality in the vivacious voice of Astrud Gilberto—who had never recorded outside of her house before this album. The songs simple imagery transports you to Ipanema in Rio de Janeiro and illuminates the scene of the girl who strolls by the café when “each day she walks to the sea.”

This week we take a look at the evolution of the low end of the saxes, the baritone and tenors. These players have defined recordings, performances, sounds, and styles with their rhythmic sensibilities, tonal innovations, and harmonic compositions. Take a look as we go down the line.