Tenor saxophonist Stan Getz was exploring the bossa nova in some of his most successful releases when the Paul Winter Sextet recorded the bossa nova date in this compilation. Getz was a seasoned veteran with an identifiable, fully developed sound. Winter 's group was an assemblage of leading college musicians from the Chicago area.
On this date, the difference in experience shows in the sextet's tidy, proficient, often faceless performances. While the early Winter sextet was searching for a personality, the band did have distinctive voices in the warm, fluid piano of Warren Bernhardt and the appealing gruffness of Les Rout 's baritone sax. Saxophonist Winter and the rest of the sextet, though, generally contribute a characterless approximation of the bossa nova's pulsating, gentle sensuality.
It's a different story on the folk song portion of this compilation. Recorded about 15 months later, the group has now loosened up. Bernhardt is noticeably inspired by the new kick in the rhythm section. Winter also comes through with creative arrangements and good work on soprano sax. Flute virtuoso Jeremy Steig makes very effective appearances on three tracks.
The folk song theme works well in evoking the Americana of composer Aaron Copeland and the troubadour spirit of Pete Seeger. The best moments hint at the folk fusion elements heard in Winter Consort, the Keith Jarrett trio of the late '60s, and in guitarist Pat Metheny 's early work.
Aggressive Bittersweet Druggy. Energetic Adeus Hypnotic. Romantic Sad Sentimental. Sexy Trippy All Moods.
Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Introspection Late Zamballarana - Luna Partying. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Features Interviews Lists. Streams Videos All Posts. Release Date January 30, Genre New Age Jazz. Track Listing. Journey to Recife. Richard Evans. Paul Winter. Con Alma. Dizzy Gillespie. The Spell of the Samba.
Maria Nobody. Carlos Lyra. No More Blues Chega de Saudade. Foolish One. Little Boat. Longing for Bahia. Don't Play Games with Me. Song of the Sad Eyes. Only You and I. Blue Mountain. Scarlet Ribbons For Her Hair. Evelyn Danzig.
Greenwood Side. Lass From the Low Countrie. Denny Zeitlin. Waltzing Matilda. The Legend of Lord Thomas. John Henry. We Shall Overcome. Gotta Travel On. Paul Clayton. Journey to Recife Richard Evans. Paul Winter feat: Paul Winter Sextet. Con Alma Dizzy Gillespie. Maria Passaro Preto (Bye Bye Blackbird) - The Paul Winter Sextet - Jazz Meets The Bossa Nova Carlos Lyra. Only You and I Carlos Lyra. Repeat Denny Zeitlin. The Legend Fire, Feast And Lust - Everto Signum - Enneachotomy Lord Thomas B.
John Henry Traditional. Gotta Travel On Paul Clayton.
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