「イパネマの娘」がフィチャーされた1963年録音の超名盤でベストセラーの「ゲッツ=ジルべルト」の影に隠れているが、こちらはその約1年前の録音。出来はといえば、ゲッツ=ジルベルトにも劣らない。特に哀愁を帯びたチャーリー・バードのギターが素晴らしい。ラテンジャズファン、ボサノバファン、単にBGMで聴きたい人、だれもが満足。それでいて、音楽的完成度は高いので飽きることは無い。ヴァーブ時代の全盛期のゲッツのパワー全開。冷たい白ワインなどを片手の夏の夕方にピッタリ(松本敏之)

Jazz Samba / amazon.co.jp

Spotify : Jazz Samba (1962) / ジャズ・サンバ

Guitarist Charlie Byrd was invited to travel and play in Brazil during a cultural goodwill tour sponsored by the Kennedy administration in 1961. He was completely enamoured by the music, and when he returned, he headed straight for the recording studio to make the now classic Jazz Samba. Collaborating with Stan Getz on tenor sax and backed by a band that included Gene Byrd (bass, guitar), Keter Betts (bass), and Buddy Deppenschmidt and Bill Reichenbach (drums), Byrd forged a new and brilliant sound. American record companies were to churn out hundreds of watered bossa-pop albums that have since given the style its lounge-addled image, but this album stands as a tribute to the vitality and adaptability of jazz. –Louis Gibson