Last year at Axpona, Abey Fonn and Nick Getz introduced their collaboration in the form of an Impex Records Limited Edition (7500 numbered pressings) in the One Step Getz/Gilberto album, originally released in 1964. Mastered from the original 2-track stereo production master analog tapes by Bernie Grundman, the album is resurrected for the first and only pressing that is an authentic collaboration with the Getz Family. Now that it has officially arrived, there is a lot of excitement amongst music lovers.
Impex beautifully packages this double 180 gm 12” 45 set, complete with a peek into the past. The booklet takes you on a journey with classic photographs, some from the Getz Family collection. The bossanova back story includes the true reason for Astrud Gilberto’s unexpected rise to fame. The insert explains why Impex kept the quirky right/left channel reversal and sonic flaws from the original master.

The bonus tracks more than make up for this, resulting in a high quality pressing. Impex captures the lively bossonova sound from 1963 with fine background details, crisp forward vocals, and energetic percussion. The emotional impact engages warmly with the listener right from the first track. 

Got an original Verve pressing that may not be in the best condition? This One Step could be the solution. https://www.impexrecords.com/page/3/

-words and photos by Shanon McKellar