Resonance Records is releasing two sublime Stan Getz recordings on February 19th, Getz/Gilberto ’76, featuring never before released live sessions from Getz and João Gilberto from a series of shows in San Francisco on May 11-16, 1976, and Moments in Time, which includes recordings from the same time period of Getz’s band playing live at the Keystone Korner the same week as Getz/Gilberto ’76.
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