Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Stan Getz (Birdland - 1952)

On this splendid live recording from Birdland from the spring and summer of 1952 we find Getz in sparkling form. The mixture is typical of his repertoire of that period — bop originals, bebop variations on well-known tunes ('Long Island Sound' is based on 'Zing Went the Strings of my Heart', for instance), and ballads. His sound and general approach seem anything but cool, on joyful romps through the extended up-tempo tracks ; moreover between Getz and guitarist Jimmy Raney there existed an excellent rapport, and the two men and their instruments blended well together. It is not surprising therefore that Raney, with his own quiet and unhurried approach, was the longest- serving member of the Stan Getz groups of this period. More than an hour of Stan Getz is always welcome. For it to be a live recording from Birdland is an extra bonus.

Source :

Stan Getz
Birdland Sessions - 1952
(Featuring Jimmy Raney)


1 Woody'n You (Gillespie)  4:59
2 Yesterdays (Kern, Harbach)  3:56
3 The Song is You (Kern, Hammerstein II)  6:02
4 I Only Have Eyes For You (Warre, Dubin)  3:02
5 Move (Best)  6:16
6 Long Island Sound (Getz)  7:41
7 'Round About Midnight (Monk, Hanighen, William)  3:52
8 Spotlite (Just You Just Me) (Greer, Klages)  6:36
9 Yesterdays (Kern, Hammerstein II)  4:33
10 Potter's Luck (Silver)  5:07
11 I Can't Get Started (Duke, Gershwin)  2:59
12 Parker 51 (Raney)  5:11
13 My Old Flame (Johnston, Coslow)  2:49
14 Move (Best)  5:43
15 I'll Remember April (DePaul, Raye, Johnston)  5:54


[# 1-5]
Stan Getz - ts
Jimmy Raney - g
Duke Jordan - p
Gene Ramey - b
Phil Brown - dr
Recorded live at Birdland, New York City ; August 9, 1952.
[# 13-15]
Same personnel.
Same place ; August 16, 1952.
[# 10-12]
Stan Getz - ts
Jimmy Raney - g
Horace Silver - p
Charles Mingus - b
Connie Kay - dr
Same place ; April 15, 1952.
[# 6-9]
Stan Getz - ts
Jimmy Raney - g
Duke Jordan - p
Nelson Boyd - b
Phil Brown - dr
Same place ; May 1st, 1952.


Descargador said...

Gracias por los dos viejos Getz!

Telecaster Road said...

What can I say?
You are the best!

Flavio C. D'Almeida said...

Awesome stuff! And hard to find!
Thanks mate!

Anonymous said...

FreshSound released it also under
StanGetz 5tet feat, Jimmy Raney
Birdland Sessions 1952

This guys outthere in Barcelona are incredible.


estravagario said...

Thank you !

rog said...

Thanks Mel !

rm said...

merci beaucoup

Melanchthon said...

deGallo said...

Thank you.

Jazzsoulman said...

Thank You

AmyBRAINS said...

Many, many thanks, Melanchthon.

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much

Kovina Kris said...

Wow, really cool to get this live Getz. Thank you!