Stan Getz – Getz (Prestige PR 24019)

I was chuffed to find this tasty Prestige twofer of sweetness by West Coast Cool Jazz tenor saxophonist Stan Getz.  Probably best remembered these days for the thoroughly excellent collaborations with Joao Gilberto, this late 40s/early 50s compilation from 1972 represents Getz as a transitional figure, harkening to Big Band harmonies and melody but in a small band context with a (for then) modern, beath-y elegance a la Paul Desmond.  It sounds like what most people would recognise as “jazz music”.  A welcome addition to the library.

I also found an odd political/soft porn comic book originally published in the Guardian in the late 60s/early 70s, (explained here ), which may be of interest to those comic fetishist among you.

Published in: on March 28, 2010 at 7:20 pm  Comments (1)  

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  1. […] of my colleagues featured a Stan Getz record quite recently, and here’s another one. The original Verve album was released in 1964, but […]

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