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The Very Best of Stan Getz
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Album: The Very Best of Stan Getz
# Song Title   Time
1)    Stella By Starlight More Info... 2:45
2)    It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) Album Version More Info... 6:39
3)    East Of The Sun (And West Of The Moon) More Info... 6:20
4)    My Funny Valentine Mono Version More Info... 8:25
5)    Evening In Paris More Info... 8:34
6)    Night Rider More Info... 3:58
7)    Desafinado More Info... 5:51
8)    The Girl From Ipanema Stereo Version More Info... 5:23
9)    Con Alma Album Version More Info... 8:06
10)    Blood Count Live (1987/Copenhagen) More Info... 4:02
11)    Night And Day Live - Instrumental More Info... 8:09
12)    Soul Eyes Live - Instrumental More Info... 7:20
 

Album: The Very Best of Stan Getz
# Song Title   Time
1)    Stella By Starlight More Info... 2:45
2)    It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) Album Version More Info... 6:39
3)    East Of The Sun (And West Of The Moon) More Info... 6:20
4)    My Funny Valentine Mono Version More Info... 8:25
5)    Evening In Paris More Info... 8:34
6)    Night Rider More Info... 3:58
7)    Desafinado More Info... 5:51
8)    The Girl From Ipanema Stereo Version More Info... 5:23
9)    Con Alma Album Version More Info... 8:06
10)    Blood Count Live (1987/Copenhagen) More Info... 4:02
11)    Night And Day Live - Instrumental More Info... 8:09
12)    Soul Eyes Live - Instrumental More Info... 7:20
 
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  • Personnel includes: Stan Getz (tenor saxophone); Eddie Sauter (arranger); Astrud Gilberto (vocals); Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet); J.J. Johnson (trombone); Kenny Barron, Chick Corea, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Oscar Peterson (piano); Charlie Byrd, Herb Ellis, Joao Gilberto (guitar); Ray Brown, Ron Carter (bass); Shelly Manne, Max Roach, Grady Tate (drums).
  • Includes liner notes by James Isaacs.
  • Personnel: Stan Getz (saxophone); Joao Gilberto (vocals, guitar); Astrud Gilberto (vocals); Gene Byrd, Herb Ellis, Jimmy Raney, Charlie Byrd (guitar); Norman Carr, Gerald Tarack (violin); Jacob Glick (viola); Bruce Rogers (cello); Conte Candoli, Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet); J.J. Johnson (trombone); Victor Feldman, Chick Corea, Duke Jordan, Kenny Barron, Lou Levy, Oscar Peterson, Steve Kuhn , Ant?nio Carlos Jobim (piano); Frank Isola, Connie Kay, Grady Tate, Buddy Deppenschmidt, Louis Hayes, Max Roach, Milton Banana, Shelly Manne, Victor Lewis (drums); Bill Reichenbach (percussion).
  • Liner Note Author: James Isaacs.
  • Recording information: A&R Studios, New York, NY (12/12/1952-03/06/1991); Cafe Montmartre, Copenhagen, Denmark (12/12/1952-03/06/1991); Chicago, IL (12/12/1952-03/06/1991); Hollywood, CA (12/12/1952-03/06/1991); New York, NY (12/12/1952-03/06/1991); Pierce Hall, All Souls Unitarian Church, Washington D.C (12/12/1952-03/06/1991); Radio Recorders, Hollywood, CA (12/12/1952-03/06/1991); Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, CA (12/12/1952-03/06/1991); Webster Hall, New York, NY (12/12/1952-03/06/1991).
  • Photographer: Herman Leonard.
  • Arranger: Eddie Sauter.
  • Stan Getz was known for his silky tenor sax tone and his lyrical improvisational style. Building on the approach of Lester Young, Getz became one of the most significant innovators of his generation. THE VERY BEST OF STAN GETZ highlights classic renditions of standards "East of the Sun (and West of the Moon), "Desifinado," the ever-charming "Girl from Ipanema" and more.
  • This compilation spans Getz's career from 1952 until 1991 when he recorded what would unfortunately be his final album, PEOPLE TIME. Magnificent performances are heard on all 12 tracks by the legendary tenor man. Getz's version of "My Funny Valentine" is unusually cheerful, avoiding the somber, late-night treatment this tune normally receives. On this track, Getz's solo is bluesy, animated and even, at times, quite witty. In contrast, his ballad playing on Billy Strayhorn's "Blood Count" and Mal Waldron's "Soul Eyes" is quite reflective and murky. Pianists Kenny Barron and Oscar Peterson add great allure to two of the tracks: the latter tearing down the house with his blistering solo on "It Don't Mean a Thing (if it Ain't Got that Swing).
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