Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Stan Getz - West Coast Jazz

In 1955 the difference between East/West Coast jazz was a hot topic, with critics and fans capable of taking zealous musical alliances with one or the other. The title of this disc, West Coast Jazz, was conceived as a joke, considering all musicians involved were originally from the East Coast and did not play exclusively in the laid-back, commercially profitable, cool style, as pigeonholed by some. Stan Getz was in California for his part in the film the Benny Goodman Story, where he picked up a week long gig at Zardi's in Hollywood. The pickup band that greeted him featured a great rhythm section : Lou Levy (piano), Leroy Vinnegar (bass), and Shelly Manne (drums), along with Conte Candoli (trumpet). These musicians connected with Getz immediately, having crossed paths previously. Impressed with this lineup, he took them into the studio to record West Coast Jazz. Generally unlike West Coast jazz of the time, the rapid group interplay with energized bop solos, still stand out particularly on "S-H-I-N-E" and Dizzy Gillespie's "A Night in Tunisia." Coupled with the album's original six tracks, the Verve Master Edition collects several previously released outtakes from these sessions.
Al Campbell

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Stan Getz
West Coast Jazz


1 East of the Sun (And West ofthe Moon) (Bowman)  6:17
2 Four (Davis)  7:32
3 Suddenly It's Spring (Burke, VanHeusen)  6:56
4 A Night in Tunisia (Gillespie, Paparelli)  6:09
5 Summertime (Gershwin, Gershwin, Heyward)  6:04
6 S-H-I-N-E (Brown, Dabney, Mack)  8:53
7 Split Kick (Silver)  7:53
8 Of Thee I Sing (Gershwin, Gershwin)  4:09
9 A Handful of Stars (Lawrence, Shapiro)  3:20
10 Love Is Here to Stay (Gershwin, Gershwin)  3:25
11 Serenade in Blue (Gordon, Warren)  3:52
12 Of Thee I Sing (Gershwin, Gershwin)  4:44
13 Love Is Here to Stay (Gershwin, Gershwin)  3:30


Stan Getz - ts
Conte Candoli - tp [except # 8-13]
Lou Levy - p
Leroy Vinnegar - b
Shelly Manne - dr

Recorded at Radio Recorders, Hollywood, California ; August 9, 15 & 19, 1955


PlantDoctor53 said...

Very nice upgrade - thanks!

Kovina Kris said...

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GuitarGus said...

Thanks Mel
Another treat that I didn't Have

Axel.T. said...

Thanks a million Mel.
I haven't seen this in many years.
Great players all in all.
Best Regards,

mybonnie77 said...

Thank you.

estravagario said...

Thank you Melanchthon!!! Yours is an awesome work!!! Have no words!!! Thank you. Thank you very much !!!

Pernath said...

Simply fabulous, Thanks Mel!!!

cvllos said...

Hi, Melanchthon!
I hope you & family are doing well, with a good heath & great sounds!
I needed informations about this record and don't know why I didn't catch them till now. Thank you!.
I love this record, their solos and team composition: Lou & Conte are perfect besides Leroy & Shelly.
Funny that Stan didn't keep Stan Levey on drums as on Steamer. Wonderful performance on Move. Thanks again & hope a nice weekend to ev'rybody!!!

Melanchthon said...

musician3 said...

EXCELLENT.......................THANK YOU FOR ALL

Pablos N said...

Gracias, Melanchthon.

Pablos N said...

Acabo de acordarme, podrías volver a poner el enlace de Sonny Rollins, Tenor Madness?. Lo indiqué otra vez en los comentarios dentro del disco, pero ignoro si lo hago bien.
Gracias por ilustrarnos con tu música.

Tom Billisson said...

Thank you. thank you, thank you for your most generous sharing of these jems.

AmyBRAINS said...

Many, many thanks, Melanchthon.

Jazzsoulman said...

Thank You

ethiessen1 said...

Thank you kindly for sharing this with us here.

kristophermc28 said...

Thanks Mel!

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