Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Stan Getz - Interpretations #1 & 2

This CD complies all of the master takes recorded by Stan Getz (1927-1991) quintet with Bob Brookmeyer, John Williams, Teddy Kotick and Frank Isola. His working band of the period, the quintet was booked that summer to play at Zardi's nightclub on Hollywood Boulevard during seven uninterrupted weeks. The long engagement would expand the quintet's repertoire, wich Norman Granz took advantage of during these sessions. Getz and John Williams (born in 1932 and aged 79 at this writing) would only work together during the period 1953-55. Williams would later become a famous composer and the author of several Hollywood scores. Getz and Brookmeyer (born in 1929 and aged 82 at this writing) first recorded together in 1952. They would continue playing and recording together sporadically in different contexts throughout the 1950s, '60s and '70s. Thier last preserved collaborations consist of concert dates taped in Japan in September of 1981 during an All Star octet tour, wich also featured Gerry Mulligan, Freddie Hubbard, Milt Jackson, Sir Roland Hanna, Ray Brown an Art Blakey.
Thomas Adler (2011), from the Booklet

Stan Getz
Interpretations #1 & #2

Tracks

1 Minor Blues (Brookmeyer)  7:04
2 Fascinatin' Rhythm (Gershwin, Gershwin)  8:03
3 I Didn't Know what Time it Was (Rodgers, Hart)  7:38
4 Tangerine 'Mercer, Schertzinger)  7:02
5 Love and the Weather (Berlin)  6:33
6 Spring is Here (Rodgers, Hart)  6:09
7 Crazy Rhythm (Caesar, Kahn, Mayer)  5:51
8 Willow Weep for Me (Ronell)  5:21
9 The Nearness of You (Carmichael, Washington)  3:44
10 Pot Luck (Mandel)  3:54
11 It Don't Mean a Thing (Ellington, Mills)  6:21
12 The Varsity Drag (Brown, DeSylva, Henderson)  6:57
13 Pot Luck [single version] (Mandel)  3:16


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Personnel
Stan Getz - ts
Bob Brookmeyer - tb
John Williams - p
Teddy Kotick - b
Frank Isola - dr

Recorded in Los Angeles, California ; August 15, 1953 [# 1, 2 & 8] ; August 22, 1953 [# 3, 4, 9, 10 & 13] ; & July 27, 1953 [# 5-7, 11 & 12]

26 comments:

deGallo said...

Thank you. Never enough Getz.

Chris said...

Thanks Mel I've got the original Norgran LP pleased for the extras and a cleaner sound.

Vancouver said...

Thanks Mel. I agree,...never enough Getz.

Luis said...

Thanks Mel, nice post

Orbyt said...

Thank you, Mel.

CrunchyFrog said...

file not found?

jbl said...

Although I have most of the tracks I downloaded it anyway. On first hearing the sound is much cleaner and crisper than the versions I have. Great stuff with the cover art. Thanks Mel, wonderful stuff and I'm a sucker for anything with Brookmeyer on it.

CrunchyFrog said...

has anyone else had a problem downloading this file?

cvllos said...

Thank you, Melanchthon.
Funny that Rapidshare manager doesn't accept this link from Lix.

Otis Foster said...

Thnx melanchthon - seems to be downloading OK. (Direct d/l, not through JDownloader.)

neil said...

And thanks for the opportunity to hear more Bob Brookmeyer, too, mel...

Kneigh said...

Many thanx for this Getz 2fer, Melanchthon!! How I ever missed it way back, especially with Brookmeyer, I'll never know!!

cba said...

Neighter
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danair said...

Thanks Mel must have missed this last time out.

Carlos said...

Judging from the cover photo the pianist is not John Williams the film composer. I believe there was another west coast jazz pianist with the same name.

AmyBRAINS said...

Many thanks, Melanchthon.

Jazzsoulman said...

Thank You

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DEEP said...

Interpret this...
....CLASP!! #1, #2 & #3!!!!!

Danny Lee said...

wait.. where's #1?

Kovina Kris said...

Awesome that you posted all 3 of these Mel. Thank you very much!

Fred Archtop said...

Thank you so much Mel.

Andy said...

Really nice. Many thanks. :)

rev.b said...

Nice! Thanks Mel.

sep troelstra said...

Thanks a lot!!

unterhosenspeck said...

Great stuff - Stan is always a great choice, and to find recordings, you did not know of before is even greater !!