Melody Express 1948-52

Stan Getz

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Format: CD

Cat No: JASMCD2599

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Release Date:  24 November 2003

Label:  Jasmine Records

Packaging Type:  Jewel Case

No of Units:  1

Barcode:  604988259926

Genres:  Jazz  Cool Jazz  

  • Description

    Although much admired for his ability to transcend musical boundaries and for his uncanny knack of finding and developing promising talent, the great tenor saxophonist Stan Getz (1927-91) is best remembered as undeniably the finest ballad player in all of jazz. Getz made no secret of his adherence to his idol Lester Young's dictum of "telling a story" whenever he played and there can be little doubt that his most cogent and captivating tales were told during his explorations of melodic compositions. Indeed, Getz's initial reputation was built upon his acheingly beautiful contribution to arranger Ralph Burns "Early Autumn" made whilst he was with Woody Herman's Herd in 1948, so, almost uniquely amongst young jazz icons (only Chet Baker -Getz personal nemesis- rivals him in this) he was first hailed for his ballad skills rather than for the three-alarm precocity one usually associates with youthful virtuosos.

  • Tracklisting

      Disc 1

      Side 1

      • 1. Pardon My Bop
      • 2. Interlude In Bebop
      • 3. As I Live And Bop
      • 4. Melody Express
      • 5. Yvette
      • 6. Potter's Luck
      • 7. The Song Is You
      • 8. Wildwood
      • 9. Stella By Starlight
      • 10. Time On My Hands
      • 11. Tis Autumn
      • 12. The Way You Look Tonight
      • 13. Lover Come Back To Me
      • 14. Body And Soul
      • 15. Stars Fell On Alabama
      • 16. You Turned The Tables On Me
      • 17. Lullaby Of Birdland
      • 18. Autumn Leaves
      • 19. Autumn Leaves (Alternate Take)
      • 20. Fools Rush In
      • 21. Fools Rush In (Alternate Take)
      • 22. These Foolish Things
      • 23. Thanks For The Memory
      • 24. Hymn Of The Orient
      • 25. These Foolish Things
      • 26. How Deep Is The Ocean?