Monday Music Quote: Stan Getz



 “The saxophone is actually a translation of the human voice, in my conception. All you can do is play melody. No matter how complicated it gets, it’s still a melody.”
         -- Stan Getz









Stanley Getz, better known as Stan Getz (February 2, 1927 - June 6, 1991) was a jazz musician. He is considered one of the greatest tenor saxophone players of all time, well known for his instantly recognizable warm tone as displayed in his version of the song 'The Girl from Ipanema'.

 Girl From Ipanema - chords


Fm7 
Tall and tan and young and lovely 
     G7 
The girl from Ipanema goes walking, 
    Gm7                   F#7                   Fm7    F#7 
And when she passes, each one she passes goes, "Ahhh." 
 
 
 Fm7 
When she walks, she's like a samba 
      G7 
That swings so cool and sways so gentle, 
      Gm7                  F#7                    Fm7 
That when she passes, each one she passes goes, "Ahhh." 
 
Bridge: 
F#7M      F#7             C9 
Oh, but I watch her so sadly; 
F#m7                   D9 
How can I tell her I love her? 
 Gm                         Gm7 
Yes, I would give my heart gladly, 
         Am7                      Dm7(b5)   
But each day when she walks to the sea, 
     Gm7                         F# 
She looks straight ahead, not at me. 
 
 
Fm7 
Tall and tan and young and lovely 
    G7 
The girl from Ipanema goes walking, 
    Gm7                 F#7 
And when she passes,  I smile, 
               Fm7   F#7                Fm7    F#7 
But she doesn't see,     no she doesn't see, 
               Fm7 
No she doesn't see. 
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJkxFhFRFDA 
 
 
Gilberto Astrud and Doris Day  
 
F - C#    F - C#

     F
1. Olha que coisa mas linda mas cheia,
            G
    de graca e ela menina que vem,
               Gm                          C                     F                - C#      
    e que passa num doce balanco a caminho do mar.

       F
2. Moca do corpo dourado do sol
                 G
    de Ipanema, o seu balancado e mais
                  Gm                               C                                F
    que um poema, e a coisa mais linda que eu ja vi passar.

     F#                                   B7
    Ah! Por que estou tao sozinho?
    F#m                              D7       Gm                        D#
    Ah! Por que tudo e tao triste?  Ah! A beleza que existe.
           Am                          D7      Gm                             C
    a beleza que nao e so minha, que tambem passa sozinha.

     F
3. Ah! se ela soubesse que quando ela
      G
    passa, o mundo sorrindo se enche
           Gm                      C                                F      - C#
    de graca e fica mais lindo por causa do amor.

      F
4. Tall and tan and young and lovely,
            G
    the girl from Ipanema goes walking,
               Gm                               C                                  F        - C#
    and when she passes, each one she passes goes "ahh" !

          F
5. When she walks she's like a samba
               G
    that swings so cool and sways so gentle,
               Gm                               C                                  F    
    that when she passes, each one she passes goes "ahh" !

     F#                                  B7
    Oh, but he watches  so sadly
    F#m                              D7      
    How can he tell her he loves her?
    Gm                                          D#
    Yes, he would give his heart gladly,
           Am                                              D7      
    but each day when she walks to the sea,
           Gm                                       C
    she looks straight ahead, not at he.

      F
5. Tall and tan and young and lovely,
            G
    the girl from Ipanema goes walking,
               Gm                                C                                F        
    and when she passes, she smiles and just doesn’t see.
C#                            F    - C#                            F
    She just doesn’t see,         she just doesn’t see …



 
Stan Getz and Kenny Barron  (a memorable performance)




The best write up I have seen on Getz so far. Have a look, http://jazz342.tripod.com/getz_gilberto.html


I absolutely LOVE this song, The Girl From Ipanema. How about you?

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