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.
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**