Glad you were able to get into "Getz/Gilberto" - gets hated on by a few folks who are obsessed with Brazilian music like me (though I guess that doesn't really describe you) because it's the most popular/well-known. Sorta like the Brazilian equivalent of "Sgt Pepper" style backlash. And yeah, I've always maintained that Portuguese is like a combination between Spanish and French and personally think it's the most beautiful and musical of all languages. Definitely worth checking out more Joao, Astrud and Getz if you dig the album, even if it's definitely the best thing all 3 of them did. "Are there any big albums I have yet to hear?"- know it's rhetorical but did you mean jazz or just in general?
I prefer "Idle Moments" and "Matador" to "Street of Dreams" but agree that the latter is one of Green's best albums (can't really go wrong with him though- very consistent, especially in his early years) and seems more "collaborative" than the other 2, for lack of a better term (atmospheric as opposed to folks taking turns to solo). Having both Hutcherson and Young on board definitely helps a lot. Hutcherson's pretty dope in general- you very familiar with him?
Heh yeah "Inventions & Dimensions" is weird but good to smoke to. One of my favorite Herbie albums- love the slight latin angle but also how lose it is, which allows him to deliver some of his best soloing.