Sit back, put your feet up and enjoy a full listening session of this essential jazz album, without the need to get up and flip the record!
One of my favorite 69 cent good will finds!
Side one 1. "Desafinado" (Antonio Carlos Jobim, Newton Mendonça) — 5:52
2. "Samba Dees Days" (Charlie Byrd) — 3:35
3. "O Pato" (Jayme Silva, Neuza Teixeira) — 2:34
4. "Samba Triste" (Baden Powell, Billy Blanco) — 4:44
 Side two 1. "Samba de Uma Nota Só" (Antonio Carlos Jobim, Newton Mendonça) — 6:12
2. "É Luxo Só" (Ary Barroso) — 3:43
3. "Baia" (Ary Barroso) — 6:49
Jazz Samba is a bossa nova LP by Stan Getz and Charlie Byrd, released on the Verve label on February 13, 1962.
Jazz Samba was the first major bossa-nova album on the American jazz scene. It was the real start of the bossa-nova excitement in America, which peaked in the mid-1960s. Though Stan Getz was the featured star of the album, it was very strongly inspired and designed by the guitarist Charlie Byrd. They were joined by two bassists (Keter Betts and Charlie's brother Gene (Joe) Byrd), and two drummers (Buddy Deppenschmidt and Bill Reichenbach) for the recording at All Souls Church, Unitarian in Washington, DC on 13 February 1962, and it was released on 20 April 1962 as Verve LP V6-8432. Although it is often described as music by Brazilian composer Antonio Carlos Jobim, only two of the seven tracks on the album are Jobim compositions ("Desafinado" [Slightly Out of Tune] and "Samba de Uma Nota Só" [One Note Samba]), the rest being by other Brazilian composers and by Charlie Byrd. Getz won the Grammy for Best Jazz Performance of 1963 for the track "Desafinado", and went on to make many other bossa-nova recordings, most notably with João Gilberto and Astrud Gilberto, and most famously The Girl From Ipanema.
Vinyl was washed in a 'Spin Clean Record Washer System' and treated with 'Gruv Glide'. Recorded from an Audio Technica AT-LP120usb turntable/Audio Technica AT-440Mla cartridge, into the phono input of a Harman/Kardon 330c receiver, and finally into an Onkyo Wavio SE-U33GXV USB Digital Audio processor. Recorded from my laptop using Audacity @ 24bit/48,000 Hz.
Recorded audio went through iZotope RX's vinyl declick filter.
Exported from Sony Vegas in WMV format with the following settings:
Audio: 2.3 Mbps, 48,000 Hz, 24 Bit, Stereo, WMA Pro
Video: 29.970 fps, 1280x720 Progressive, 6.3 Mbps
Youtube knocks the audio down from the above, to 96kbps in 360p/480p, and 128kbps in 720p mode. So make sure you watch this video in 720p mode for high quality audio!