Saturday, January 21, 2012

Stan Getz Quartet in Paris - Jazz in Paris/79

Stan Getz leads a piano-less quartet at the Salle Pleyel in 1966, with veteran drummer Roy Haynes and two talented musicians still in their twenties at the time, bassist Steve Swallow and vibraphonist Gary Burton. The tenor saxophonist's always-lush tone is beautifully complemented by his musicians' sensitive accompaniment, especially on the lovely ballad "When the World Was Young." Burton is doubly showcased by Getz in the vibraphonist's tricky "Singing Song" and also dazzling the audience with his already well-developed four-mallet technique in a show-stopping solo interpretation of Rodgers & Hammerstein's "Edelweiss" (from The Sound of Music). Getz doesn't disappoint his French audience's desire for bossa nova, beginning the set with a smooth rendition of "Manhã de Carnaval," but his memorable performance of "On Green Dolphin Street" and a hard-charging arrangement of Frank Loesser's "The Knight Rides Again" (both of which feature Haynes to good measure) leave the most lasting impressions of his abilities at this point in his long career. Finally reissued on CD in Verve's excellent Jazz in Paris series in 2002, this disc should be purchased without delay.
Ken Dryden

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Stan Getz
Stan Getz Quartet in Paris
Jazz in Paris/79


1 Manhã de Carnaval (Morning of the Carnival) [From Black Orpheus] (Bonfa, Maria) 3:26
2 When the World Was Young (Mercer, Philippe-Gerard, Vannier) 6:09
3 Singing Song (Burton) 3:10
4 On Green Dolphin Street (Kaper, Washington) 5:52
5 Stan's Blues (Getz, Gryce) 5:53
6 Edelweiss (Hammerstein, Rodgers) 3:56
7 The Knight Rides Again (Loesser) 10:10

Stan Getz - ts
Gary Burton - vb
Steve Swallow - b
Roy Haynes - dr

Recorded at the Salle Pleyel, Paris ; November 13, 1966


Melanchthon said...

neil said...

Great line-up; great gig! Many thanks...

L.O.L. said...

Thanks Mel! ;)

JD said...

Beaucoup de remerciements, Mel.

deGallo said...

Thank you.

Otis Foster said...

Thnx Mel - to my surprise, I don't have this.


yewsta said...

Thanks, mel - upgrade for me.

414fa458-405a-11e0-b458-000bcdcb2996 said...

Thanks, Mel. How does one explain that the album cover lists only 6 songs, two of which (Sweet Rain & O Grande Amor) don't appear on this album?

PlantDoctor53 said...

Thank you Mel!

rubberduck said...

Thanks also for this Mel, missing in my collection

Terry said...

Thank you Mel. I have downloaded this as well as the Brookmeyer 1961 record as my own LP's are just about worn out. Another of my records that is on its last legs is "Stan Getz in Stockholm". You don't happen to have that, do you ?