Stan Getz - Milestones Of A Jazz Legend
Cat. no: 600588
Release Date: 10 Dec 2021
The American tenor saxophonist Stan Getz (1927-1991) remains the most popular performer on this instruments in the history of jazz
His warm and gentle tone, which earned him the nickname 'The Sound', was mainly inspired by 'Pres(ident)' Lester Young (1909-1959), who offered a lyrical alternative to the more robust approach of Coleman Hawkins (1904-1969), the first great tenor stylist.
Getz started his career at the age of 16 in the band of trombonist Jack Teagarden and went on to play in the big bands of Stan Kenton, Lionel Hampton, Benny Goodman and Jimmy Dorsey. From 1947 to 1949 he formed the 'Four Brothers', the saxophone section of the Woody Herman Big Band with Serge Chaloff, Zoot Sims and Herbie Stewart, and recorded his first hit 'Early Autumn'. Getz later became the most popular soloist of Cool Jazz along with trumpeter Chet Baker, but also played with all the greats of swing and bebop over the years. For while he also shared the rhythm section of Al Haig, Tommy Potter, and Roy Haynes with Charlie Parker.
Getz was involved with the producer and jazz impressario Norman Granz and his various labels for a long time, which resulted not only in a host of albums by Getz and his trios, but also quite a few exciting encounters - live and in the studio – with the greatest soloists from the 50s and 60s, many of which make up the core of this box set. Among them are a few albums, that are not so well known, such as the wonderfully relaxed LP 'Like Somebody in Love' with Ell Fitzgerald and the Herb Ellis album 'Nothing but the Blues', which omits the obligatory piano and presents an unusual and exciting frontline with Roy Eldridge and Getz. Stan Getz's quintets with trombonists Jay Jay Johnson and Bob Brookmeyer, as different as they are wonderful, also demonstrate the stylistic versatility and dreamlike sense of security of this extraordinary virtuoso.
International success came with the great Bossa Nova albums of the 60s, which are represented here with the albums 'Jazz Samba' and 'Big Band Bossa Nova'.
Tracks: Autumn in New York/Embraceable You/What's New? / Jordu / Half-Breed Apache / On The Alamo / Gone With The Wind / Yesterdays / Sweetie Pie / You Go To My Head / Hershey Bar / Cherokee / Ballad Medley: Tenderly/ Autumn in New York/ East of the Sun and West of the Moon/ I Can't Get Started / Louise / Jumpin' at the Woodside / Gladys / Let's Fall in Love / Anything Goes / Too Close for Comfort / That Old Feeling / This Can't Be Love / A Ballad / It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) / I Let a Song Go out of My Heart / Exactly Like You / It's The Talk Of The Town / Impromptu / One Alone / Girl Of My Dreams / Siboney Part 1 / Siboney Part 2 / I've Grown Accustomed To Her Face / For All We Know / Ginza Samba / Crow's Nest / Liz Anne / Big Bear / My Buddy / ManhÃ£ de Carnaval (Morning of the Carnival) / BalanÃ§o no Samba (Street Dance) / MelancÃ³lico (Melancholy) / Entre Amigos (Sympathy Between Friends) / Chega de Saudade (No More Blues) / Noite Triste (Night Sadness) / Samba de Uma Nota SÃ³ (One Note Samba) / Bim Bom / I Want to Be Happy / Pennies from Heaven / Ballad Medley: Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered/I Don't Know Why Do)/ How Long Has This Been Going On? / I Can't Get Started/ Polka Dots and Moonbeams / I'm Glad There Is You / Tour's End / I Was Doing All Right / Bronx Blues / Desafinado / Samba Dees Days / O Pato / Samba Triste / Samba de Uma Nota SÃ³" / Ã ‰ Luxo SÃ³ / Bahia (aka 'Baia') / There's a Lull in My Life / More Than You Know / What Will I Tell My Heart? / I Never Had a Chance / Close Your Eyes / We'll Be Together Again / Then I'll Be Tired of You / Like Someone in Love / Midnight Sun / I Thought About You / You're BlasÃ© / Night Wind / What's New? / Hurry Home / How Long Has This Been Goin' On? / YouÂ ´re Drivin' Me Crazy / Lover, Come Back to Me / Ain't Nobody's Business If I Do / Billie's Blues / Miss Brown To You / Detour Ahead / Strange Fruit / All Of Me / I Loves You Porgy / Be- Bop / We / Dark Eyes / Lover Come Back To Me / Stella by Starlight / Time on My Hands / Tis Autumn / The Way You Look Tonight / Lover, Come Back to Me / Body and Soul / Stars Fell on Alabama / You Turned the Tables on Me / Thanks
for the Memory / Hymn of the Orient / These Foolish Things / How Deep Is the Ocean? / Dizzy Atmosphere / Ballad Medley: I'm Thru With Love/Without A Word Of Warning/Sweet Lorraine/Love Walked In/September Song / Ballad Medley: On The Alamo/ Stompin' At The Savoy/ This Time The Dream's On Me/ Time After Time/Gone With The Wind / The Way You Look Tonight / Minuet Circa '61 / Who Could Care? / Nice Work If You Can Get It / Thump, Thump, Thump / A
Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square / Love Jumped Out / Billie's Bounce / My Funny Valentine / Crazy Rhythm / Blues In The Closet / Pap's Blues / Big Red's Boogie Woogie / Tin Roof Blues / Soft Winds / Royal Garden Blues / Patti Cake / Blues For Janet / Blues For Junior / Apple Jam / Ballad Medley: a) Indian Summer/ b)Willow Weep For Me / c) If I Had You/ d) Ghost Of A Chance/ e) Love Walked In/ f) Sophisticated Lady/ g) Nancy/ h) I Hadn't Anyone
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