The Artistry of Stan Getz: The Best of the Verve Years, Vol. 1
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This two-CD sampler is most highly recommended for listeners not familiar with Stan Getz's recordings of the 1950s and '60s. Starting with a version of "Stella by Starlight" that co-stars guitarist Jimmy Raney, this set matches Getz's cool tenor with such artists as trumpeters Dizzy Gillespie and Conte Candoli, trombonist J.J. Johnson, baritonist Gerry Mulligan, pianists Oscar Peterson, Bill Evans and Chick Corea, valve trombonist Bob Brookmeyer and vibraphonist Gary Burton. Also included are his two main bossa nova hits "Desafinado" and "The Girl from Ipanema" along with a couple of tracks from Getz's highly-rated Focus album. It's a fine overview of the great tenor's middle years.
Born: February 2, 1927 in Philadelphia, PA
Years Active: '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s
Top Albums and Songs by Stan Getz
||Desafinado||Jazz Samba||5:50||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||The Girl from Ipanema (Single Version)||Astrud Gilberto: Gold||2:46||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Samba De Uma Nota So||Jazz Samba||6:11||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||But Beautiful||Stan Getz & Bill Evans (Bonus Track Version)||4:40||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Stella By Starlight||The Very Best of Stan Getz||2:45||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Samba Triste||Jazz Samba||4:46||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||The Girl from Ipanema||Getz/Gilberto||5:17||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Exactly Like You||Dizzy: The Music of John Birks Gillespie||4:57||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||O Pato||Jazz Samba||2:30||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Bahia||Jazz Samba||6:42||$1.29||View In iTunes|