The Best of Two Worlds was released by Columbia Records in 1976 to feature Stan Getz in a reunion with João Gilberto. Their previous collaboration was a decade earlier on Getz/Gilberto Vol. 2. Heloisa Buarque de Hollanda (Miúcha), who was then married to João Gilberto, sang the English vocals.
The Allmusic review by Thom Jurek stated "In all, this is as fine a bossa album as Getz ever recorded, standing among his finest works, and without a doubt equals his earlier collaborations with Jobim and Gilberto".