Girl From Ipanema ranked as the 9th greatest Jazz Vocal recording by fans and listeners in North America

 

Listeners of the jazz radio stations NPR Music, Jazz24.org and KPLU  have recently voted for their favorite jazz vocal recordings of all time. Given it’s impact on jazz and its international popularity it was no surprise that Stan Getz’s and Astrud Gilberto’s, “Girl from Ipanema” was ranked 9th.

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Astrud Gilberto & Stan Getz – Girl From Ipenama

The song won a Grammy for record of the year in 1965, a rare feat for a bossa nova or jazz song, and is believed to the be the 2nd most recorded commercial song of all time

 

The top spot went to Billie Holiday’s “Strange Fruit” and amongst the top 50 were names such as John Coltrane, Ella Fitzgerald, Chet Baker, Louis Armstrong, Frank Sinatra and many more. The full list can be found here.