Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Stan Getz & Cal Tjader (feat. Eddie Duran)

In the vein of many a smooth West Coast jazz outing, this 1958 disc finds original cool stylist Getz paired with vibraphonist Cal Tjader on a very enjoyable selection of jazz standards and Tjader originals. The lineup includes pianist Vince Guaraldi, guitarist Eddie Duran, bassist Scott La Faro, and drummer Billy Higgins (this was one of the earliest record dates for either La Faro or Higgins, both of whom were playing with Getz at San Francisco's Black Hawk in between recording sessions). Guaraldi's spry "Ginza Samba" kicks thing off with nimble and imaginative statements by all the soloists. Tjader's swinging originals "Crow's Nest" and "Big Bear" provide prime solo vehicles as well, while his lovely waltz number "Liz-Anne" adds some nice contrast to the set, eliciting one of Getz's best solos in the process. The group rounds things out with fine ballad readings of "I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face" and "For All We Know." A suitable title for both Getz and Tjader fans. Highly recommended.
Stephen Cook

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Stan Getz
Stan Getz with Cal Tjader


1 Ginza Samba (Guaraldi)  10:57
2 I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face (Lerner, Loewe)  3:59
3 For All We Know (Coots, Lewis)  5:45
4 Crow's Nest (Tjader)  8:18
5 Liz Anne (Tjader)  3:47
6 Big Bear (Tjader)  4:33
7 My Buddy (Donaldson, Kahn)  5:14


Stan Getz - ts
Cal Tjader - vb
Vince Guaraldi - p
Eddie Duran - g
Scott LaFaro - b
Billy Higgins - dr

Recorded in San Francisco ; 1958


jazzlover said...

Thx Melanchthon for this post, is my first album from Stan Getz with Tjader and Bill Higgins, ancious to hear.

Blue Eyes said...

Superb album ! Thanks Melanchthon !

Nestor said...

Gracias Melanchthon por tan buena música, gracias por Cal Tjader, gracias por el jazz. Saludos desde Buenos Aires.

seaslug said...

I don't know how you did it, this downloaded on red vinyl!

Pablo Chávez said...

Link down :( can you post them again? Gracias!

Melanchthon said...

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deGallo said...

Nice! Thank you.

rev.b said...

You can't go wrong with a line up like that! Thx for the post Mel.

steve said...

Wow! Thanks Mel.

Timmy said...

I must be stupid. What is the password?

Melanchthon said...

Pass is "melanchthon"

Timmy said...

Got it. I was trying that with a capital...
Thanx for all!

AmyBRAINS said...

Nice album.
Many, many thanks Melanchthon.

jazzcat1228 said...

Great share! thank you, Mel!

Schmalx said...

Didn't know about this collaboration of Getz & Tjader and I am looking forward to listen to it, thanx Mel!

Steffen said...

Thank you.