A fitting finale to what is a wonderful album, Ebony Samba features all that made the album a great listen. The versatile Luiz Bonfa  opens with a more contemporary phrasing before Stan Getz steps in to add his warm lead. The song you could say sounds like a “jamming” session between the two great musicians, each giving time to each other to showcase their ability on their respective instruments.

Luis Stan Bossa Nova Jazz Samba Encore

Stan Getz & Luiz Bonfa

The timely  voicings of the album’s vocalist Maria Toledo adds some sensuality to the farewell feeling of the track. The arrangement and  musical dynamics add to this  feeling , but I’m sure for many it will be more of a see you soon than a goodbye.

Not the Album version**