Mario Bakuna & Giuliano Pereira Play Stan Getz & João Gilberto
Getz/Gilberto is an album by American saxophonist Stan Getz and Brazilian guitarist João Gilberto, featuring pianist and composer Antônio Carlos Jobim (Tom Jobim), who also composed many of the tracks. It was released in March 1964 on Verve Records. The album features the vocals of Astrud Gilberto on two tracks, “Garota de Ipanema” (“The Girl from Ipanema”) and “Corcovado”. The artwork was done by artist Olga Albizu. Getz/Gilberto is a jazz and bossa nova album, and includes tracks such as “Desafinado”, “Corcovado”, and “Garota de Ipanema”. The latter received a Grammy Award for Record of the Year, and launched Astrud Gilberto to international stardom. “Doralice” and “Para Machucar Meu Coração” strengthened Gilberto’s and Jobim’s respect for the tradition of pre-bossa nova samba.
Getz/Gilberto is considered the record that popularized bossa nova worldwide, and was one of the best-selling jazz albums of all time. The album was also a commercial success, selling more than 2 million copies in 1964. It was later featured in Rolling Stone’s and Vibe’s lists of best albums of all time. Getz/Gilberto was widely acclaimed by music critics, who praised Gilberto’s vocals and the album’s bossa nova groove and minimalism. Getz/Gilberto received Grammy Awards for Best Jazz Instrumental Album, Individual or Group and Best Engineered Recording – Non-Classical; it also became the first non-American album to win one for Album of the Year, in 1965.
is a London-based Brazilian composer, singer and guitar player, with over fiftteen years of professional experience. He is a graduate of the Free University of Music in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Whilst there he studied with musicians such as: Olmir Stocker, Roberto Sion and Roberto Bomilcar (pianist who played with Frank Sinatra during his visit to Brazil).
Mario has worked alongside the trombonist Itacir Bocato, guitarist Renato Consorte, and other big names from the São Paulo music scene.
His study focusses on afro-brazilian music, Jazz and Bossa Nova.
In addition to developing new arrangements of music by enshrined Brazilian artists as Tom Jobim, Paulo Moura, and João Donato, in recent years he has been focussing to reinterpretations of Samba Jazz – a music that emerged in Rio de Janeiro in the 50s and was pioneered by musicians like Luiz Eça, Tamba Trio, Edson Machado, among others. Their repertoire was based on Brazilian standards with more sophisticated harmonies, inspired on the post-Bossa Nova movement.
Recently, he travelled to Europe to expand his research, and since moving to London, he has been performing alongside musicians such as: Jean Toussaint, Liam Noble, Roberto Manzin, Ricardo dos Santos, Edmundo Carneiro, Cacau Queiroz, Alain Jean Marie, Filó Machado, and Andrew McCormack.
trained at the Carlos de Campos de Tatui Conservatoire where his tutors included Claudio Leal [harmony] and David Richards [Improvisation]. In addition to this formal musical education, Pereira began to perform and record studio sessions, exploring and developing his own style. In 1997 he moved to in New York where he pursued intensive studies with the saxophone virtuoso Dave Liebman.
After returning to Brazil where he continued to play , arrange for numerous jazz artists and Brazilian popular singers. Pereira headed to Europe, eager for a change of scene.
He settled in Madrid in 2007 and began collaborating with acclaimed artists such as The Spanish National Jazz Orchestra and Jorge Pardo, known first and foremost for his work with flamenco legend Paco De Lucia and jazz great Chick Corea. In U.K. participated in several instrumental groups and in some musicals traveling throughout England.
Hailing from a musical family in Brazil, Pereira has devoted himself to creating his own unique compositional signature and a style of performance that reflects a fusion of global influences, from western jazz to traditional Brazilian folk music.
Mario Bakuna – Acoustic guitar and vocal
Giuliano Pereira – Alto Saxophone