Stan Getz (and Astrud Gilberto) “The Girl from Ipanema”
Today is the birthday of the great jazz saxophonist Stan Getz (1927-1991). Here he is with Astrud Gilberto as she performs her famous rendition of the bossa nova tune ”The Girl from Ipanema” in a 1964 television special. His solo comes in at about 1:30:
To find out more about the variety arts past and present, consult No Applause, Just Throw Money: The Book That Made Vaudeville Famous, available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and wherever nutty books are sold. And don’t miss Chain of Fools: Silent Comedy and Its Legacies from Nickelodeons to Youtube, to be released by Bear Manor Media in 2013.