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Album Review

Originally released in 1967, the compilation album Prezervation brings together tracks that jazz saxophonist Stan Getz recorded in 1949 and 1950. Backing Getz here is pianist Al Haig, who gets second billing, as well as guitarist/vocalist Jimmy Raney, bassist Tommy Potter, drummer Roy Haynes, and others. The album is a superb example of early West Coast jazz and a must-have collection for Getz aficionados.


Born: 02 February 1927 in Philadelphia, PA

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s

One of the all-time great tenor saxophonists, Stan Getz was known as "The Sound" because he had one of the most beautiful tones ever heard. Getz, whose main early influence was Lester Young, grew to be a major influence himself and to his credit he never stopped evolving. Getz had the opportunity to play in a variety of major swing big bands while a teenager due to the World War II draft. He was with Jack Teagarden (1943) when he was just 16, followed by stints with Stan Kenton (1944-1945), Jimmy...
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