“Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars (Corcovado)”
Artist: Stan Getz/Joao GIlberto/Astrud Gilberto/Antonio Carlos Jobim
Album: Getz | Gilberto
Quiet nights of quiet stars
quiet chords from my guitar
floating on the silence that surrounds us
Quiet thoughts and quiet dreams
quiet walks by quiet streams
and a window that looks out on Corcovado
Verses forever etched in my memory, a melody that simmered devours us, a perfect recording that features the exquisite blending of Getz’s lush saxo, Astrud’s sultry vocals, Joao Gilberto’s consecrated guitar and Jobim’s magestic piano. A victory for Jazz and Bossa Nova that helped to pave the path for Brazilian music to join Jazz. 47 years later, this song remains a milestone.
Take your time, savor it.
Artwork by Stefan Chinof