Stan Getz & João Gilberto
"Getz / Gilberto" (1964)
I'm kind of a sucker for João Gilberto's work over all, and this is no exception. With the collaborative efforts of Stan Getz, João Gilberto, and Antonio Carlos Jobim, we get a 10 tracks of flawless Bossa Nova instrumentation and smooth vocals. It's basically guaranteed that if you play this in your parent's house, your mom will comment on why all your music doesn't sound like this. Although this album includes perhaps the most celebrated Bossa Nova track of all time, "The Girl From Impanema," my favorite track is "Desafinado." It's flawless. Anyways, great stuff from some Bossa Nova masters to make (virgin) piña coladas or margaritas and hang out in the dwindling summer heat.