The Best of Two Worlds

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Best of Two Worlds
Studio album by
RecordedMay 21, 1975
New York City
GenreBossa Nova/Samba/Jazz
ProducerStan Getz
Stan Getz chronology
But Beautiful
Best of Two Worlds
The Peacocks
João Gilberto chronology
João Gilberto
The Best of Two Worlds
Getz/Gilberto '76

The Best of Two Worlds was released by Columbia Records in 1976 to feature Stan Getz in a reunion with João Gilberto.[1] 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.


Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide3/5 stars[3]

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".[2]

Track listing[edit]

# Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Double Rainbow" Antônio Carlos Jobim, Gene Lees 3:31
2. "Águas de Março" Antônio Carlos Jobim 4:40
3. "Lígia" Antônio Carlos Jobim 5:20
4. "Falsa Baiana" Geraldo Pereira 5:01
5. "Retrato em Branco e Preto" Antônio Carlos Jobim, Chico Buarque 4:03
6. "Izaura" Herivelto Martins, Roberto Roberti 4:35
7. "Eu Vim da Bahia" Gilberto Gil 3:53
8. "João Marcello" João Gilberto 3:23
9. "É Preciso Perdoar" Alcivando Luz, Carlos Coqueijo Costa 5:13
10. "Just One of Those Things" Cole Porter 3:02



  • Produced by Stan Getz
  • Executive producer Teo Macero
  • Recording engineer Stan Tonkel[5]


  1. ^ Stan Getz Catalog, accessed July 25, 2016
  2. ^ a b Jurek, Thom. The Best of Two Worlds – Review at AllMusic. Retrieved July 25, 2016.
  3. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 82. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.
  4. ^ Credits taken from the liner notes to Columbia Lp PC 33703.
  5. ^ Back cover of Columbia Lp PC 33703.


Gridley, Mark. Jazz Styles: History and Analysis. 9th. NJ: Pearson Prentice Hall, Print.