Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Stan Getz on Roost

The Complete Roost Recordings is a three-disc, 59-track box set that contains all of the recordings Stan Getz made for the Roost Record label in the '50s. The set includes all of his officially released sessions — including the date led by guitarist Johnny Smith, the live performances with Count Basie, and a full disc of live performances with his quintet — as well as many unreleased and alternate takes. Roost was the first label Getz recorded for as a leader, and what's surprising about these sessions is how mature he sounds here. He had already arrived at his full, rich tone and was able to improvise with skill and grace. That's what makes this box set so rewarding — it's not only historically important, but it offers a wealth of excellent music.
Leo Stanley

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Stan Getz
The Complete Roost


Cd. 1

1 On the Alamo [alt. take] (Jones, Kahn)  2:43
2 On the Alamo (Jones, Kahn)  2:44
3 Gone With the Wind (Magidson, Wrubel)  2:54
4 Yesterdays (Harbach, Kern)  2:46
5 Sweetie Pie (Loeb)  2:28
6 You Go to My Head (Coots, Gillespie)  3:00
7 Hershey Bar (Mandel)  2:34
8 Tootsie Roll (Getz)  2:07
9 Strike up the Band (Gershwin, Gershwin)  2:27
10 Imagination [alt. take] (Burke, VanHeusen)  2:31
11 Imagination (Burke, VanHeusen)  2:21
12 For Stompers Only (Getz)  2:46
13 Navy Blue (Getz)  2:42
14 Out of Nowhere (Green, Heyman)  2:26
15 'S Wonderful (Gershwin, Gershwin) 2:35
16 Penny (Silver)  2:49
17 Split Kick [alt. take] (Silver)  2:52
18 Split Kick (Silver)  2:52
19 It Might as Well Be Spring [alt. take] (Hammerstein, Rodgers)  2:42
20 It Might as Well Be Spring (Hammerstein, Rodgers)  2:52
21 The Best Thing for You (Berlin)  2:41
22 Signal (Raney)  5:35
23 Budo (Davis, Powell)  4:39


Cd. 2

1 Thou Swell (Hart, Rodgers)  4:24
2 The Song Is You (Hammerstein, Kern)  7:11
3 Mosquito Knees (Gryce)  5:21
4 Pennies from Heaven (Burke, Johnston)  5:07
5 Move (Best)  6:02
6 Parker 51 (Raney)  6:06
7 Hershey Bar (Mandel)  3:33
8 Rubberneck (Rosolino)  4:25
9 Signal (Raney)  5:51
10 Everything Happens to Me (Adair, Dennis)  3:21
11 Jumpin' With Symphony Sid (Young)  7:25
12 Yesterdays (Harbach, Kern)  2:58
13 Budo (Davis, Powell)  5:11
14 Wildwood (Gryce)  4:57


Cd. 3

1 Melody Express (Gryce)  2:45
2 Yvette (Gryce)  2:54
3 Potter's Luck (Silver)  2:38
4 The Song Is You (Hammerstein, Kern)  2:48
5 Wildwood (Gryce)  3:03
6 Lullaby of Birdland (Shearing, Weiss)  2:23
7 Autumn Leaves (Kosma, Mercer, Prevert)  2:58
8 Autumn Leaves [alt. take] (Kosma, Mercer, Prevert)  3:04
9 Fools Rush In (Bloom, Mercer)  2:24
10 Fools Rush In [alt. take] (Bloom, Mercer)  2:20
11 These Foolish Things (Link, Marvell, Strachey)  3:01
12 Where or When (Hart, Rodgers)  2:24
13 Tabú (Lecuona, Russell, Stillman)  2:40
14 Moonlight in Vermont (Blackburn, Suessdorf)  3:12
15 Jaguar (Smith)  2:31
16 Sometimes I'm Happy (Grey, Robin, Youmans)  2:18
17 Stars Fell on Alabama (Parish, Perkins)  3:03
18 Nice Work If You Can Get It (Gershwin, Gershwin)  2:24
19 Tenderly (Gross, Lawrence)  3:24
20 Little Pony (Hefti)  2:20
21 Easy Living (Rainger, Robin)  4:13
22 Nails (Harding)  4:00


Stan Getz, Al Haig, Horace Silver, Jimmy Raney, Sanford Gold, Bob Carter, Thad Jones, Freddie Green, Eddie Jones, Eddie Safranski, Don Lamond, Teddy Kotick, Walter Bolden, Frank Wess, Frank Foster, Joe Newman, Jimmy Smith, Count Basie, Johnny Smith, etc...

Recorded in New York City ; between May 17, 1950 & December 16, 1954

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Orbyt said...

I have this and it's fabulous. Great post and presentation as always. Nice one Mel!

ramson said...

Stan Getz - The Complete Roost Rec's ( 1950-1954)

Many thanks for this jewell.

Warning: tracks 13 from cd2 & cd3 are exchange, all rest is correct, I think.


PlantDoctor53 said...

Hi Mel. Brilliant! Thank you.

ita diegues said...

Thank you Melanchthon.

Blue Eyes said...

Superb post Mel ! Merci beaucoup !

Kovina Kris said...

Another one to die for. Thank you so much!

flyingfinger said...

Fair wondrous in fact! Many thanks as always Mel!

jose juan said...

Thank you very much, I have seeking for this album a lot of time, I listen it and is very pleasant, congratulations.

Anonymous said...

I can´t open the file because it´s "damaged" (acording the message)... anybody knows what can I do ..thanks

Davidscott789 said...

Thank you again!

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Prof. Yaffle said...

Thank you

jazzcat1228 said...

Thank you, Mel!

Melanchthon said...

jm said...

How wonderful to be able to hear this set, and (also with your help from the past) put it into its historical context. Thank you!

deGallo said...

Great upgrade! Thank you.

Fred Archtop said...

Great historical cuts from Getz and Raney. Thanks a million Mel.

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Anonymous said...

Thank you MM!

Jazzsoulman said...

Thank You

PabloSZ said...

Thanks !!!

Anonymous said...

Mahalo nui loa!