Sunday, May 31, 2015

Stan Getz Plays

Tenor saxophonist Stan Getz is in excellent form playing with one of his finest groups, a quintet with guitarist Jimmy Raney and pianist Duke Jordan. Although the music does not quite reach the excitement level of the Getz-Raney Storyville session, this music (particularly the ballads) really shows off the tenor's appealing tone. This CD is rounded out by four titles that Getz cut with a quartet in 1954 that co-starred pianist Jimmy Rowles
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Stan Getz


1 Stella by Starlight (Washington, Young)  2:41
2 Time on My Hands (Adamson, Gordon, Youmans)  2:55
3 'Tis Autumn (Nemo)  3:11
4 The Way You Look Tonight (Fields, Kern)  3:01
5 Lover, Come Back to Me (Hammerstein, Romberg)  2:54
6 Body and Soul (Eyton, Green, Heyman, Sour)  3:14
7 Stars Fell on Alabama (Parish, Perkins)  3:21
8 You Turned the Tables on Me (Alter, Mitchell)  2:55
9 Thanks for the Memory (Rainger, Robin)  3:17
10 Hymn of the Orient (Gryce)  2:53
11 These Foolish Things (Link, Marvell, Strachey)  3:20
12 How Deep Is the Ocean ? (Berlin)  2:48
13 Nobody Else But Me (Hammerstein, Kern)  3:28
14 Down By the Sycamore Tree (unknow)  3:00
15 I Hadn't Anyone Till You (Noble)  2:51
16 With the Wind and the Rain in Your Hair (Lawrence, Edwards)  3:46


[# 1-12]
Stan Getz - ts
Jimmy Raney - g
Duke Jordan - p
Bill Crow - b
Frank Isola - dr
Recorded New York City ; December 12 & 29, 1953. 
[# 13-16]
Stan Getz - ts
Jimmy Rowles - p
Bob Whitlock - b
Max Roach - dr
Recorded in Los Angeles, California ; January 14, 1954


deGallo said...

Thank you.

The Jackal said...

Thanks Mel, I think Stan Getz treatment of Stellar captures something special looking forward to thi reading

Orbyt said...

A gem. Highly recommended.

rog said...

You REALLY do GREAT work !

Thanks Mel

4memo said...

Thanks! Great post.

Kovina Kris said...

Thank you for the upgrade on this great album Mel!

neil said...

Didn't know of this album; many thanks, mel...

Melanchthon said...

AmyBRAINS said...

It's a very nice album!!
Thanks a lot, Melanchthon,

John Pickworth said...

Many thanks !

kristophermc28 said...

Thanks Mel!

jazzcat1228 said...

Thank you, Mel!

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much