Verve Jazz Masters 08 - Stan Getz
Audio CD: March 22, 1994
Original Release Date: March 22, 1994
Label: Polygram Records
Bitrate: 320 kbps
Vol. 8 of the Verve Jazz Masters series features Stan Getz in a wide variety of settings. Of the many recordings he did for the label, it would be hard to pin down his greatest tracks, but what is included on this collection has depth and substance, if not being altogether familiar. The CD is bookended by his most famous bossa nova hits, "Desafinado" and the immortal "The Girl from Ipanema." In between, you get a cross section of bop, ballads, and a little string-sweetened music. The cuts that stand out are the swinger of Duke Jordan's "Jordu," Chick Corea's sprightly waltz "Windows," and European organist Eddy Louiss and Getz doing the soulful "Dynasty." The brilliant but obscure guitarist René Thomas is also present. What could easily be expanded to a double or triple CD is condensed into an intriguing mix of tunes that faithfully showcases the cool and more energetic tenor of Getz. It's a good purchase. ~ Michael G. Nastos, All Music Guide
The son of a Russian Taylor (born in 1927; died on 1991) grew and grew up under the most inspirational jazz decades, such as Ben Webster, Woody Herman, Miles Davis, Coleman Hawkins, Ron Carter, Lester Young, Charlie Parker and so many others consecrated soloists.
"He was sheer genius" Dizzy Gillespie about him. Widely celebrated by his ballads; his flawless and velvet tune makes him immediately recognizable among the most discrete listener; so his nickname "the sound" couldn't be more appropriate; he gave a crucial launch to Brazilian music through his renowned musical success than deserved him the world acknowledgement ; Girl from Ipanema with Astrud Gilberto became a reference, a status song and almost his instantaneous meeting card in most stages in the world.
The live piece "It never entered my mind" is probably the jewel of the crown in this golden recording with Oscar Peterson, but all the album is pure gold.
The recording is an invaluable set of historical performances that span from 1952 (track 3), 1955 (tracks 2, 4), 1957 (track 5), 1958 (track 6) 1961 (track 9) 1962 (track 1), 1963 ( track 10) 1967 ( track 7) to 1971 (track 8). ~ Hiram Gomez Pardo
Verve Jazz Masters 08 - Stan Getz Tracks:
01 Desafinado 5:52
02 S-h-i-n-e 8:54
03 Body And Soul 3:19
04 Gladys 7:49
05 It Never Entered My Mind 3:56
06 Jordu 8:33
07 Windows 9:02
08 Dynasty 9:49
09 Her 6:13
10 The Girl From Ipanema 5:21