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Milestones Of A Jazz Legend

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Milestones Of A Jazz Legend
Milestones Of A Jazz Legend


The American tenor saxophonist Stan Getz (1927-1991) remains the most popular performer on this instruments in the history of jazz. His warm and gentle tone, which earned him the nickname 'The Sound', was mainly inspired by 'Pres(ident)' Lester Young (1909-1959), who offered a lyrical alternative to the more robust approach of Coleman Hawkins (1904-1969), the first great tenor stylist.

Getz started his career at the age of 16 in the band of trombonist Jack Teagarden and went on to play in the big bands of Stan Kenton, Lionel Hampton, Benny Goodman and Jimmy Dorsey. From 1947 to 1949 he formed the 'Four Brothers', the saxophone section of the Woody Herman Big Band with Serge Chaloff, Zoot Sims and Herbie Stewart, and recorded his first hit 'Early Autumn'. Getz later became the most popular soloist of Cool Jazz along with trumpeter Chet Baker, but also played with all the greats of swing and bebop over the years. For while he also shared the rhythm section of Al Haig, Tommy Potter, and Roy Haynes with Charlie Parker.

Getz was involved with the producer and jazz impressario Norman Granz and his various labels for a long time, which resulted not only in a host of albums by Getz and his trios, but also quite a few exciting encounters - live and in the studio with the greatest soloists from the 50s and 60s, many of which make up the core of this box set. Among them are a few albums, that are not so well known, such as the wonderfully relaxed LP 'Like Somebody in Love' with Ella Fitzgerald and the Herb Ellis album 'Nothing but the Blues', which omits the obligatory piano and presents an unusual and exciting frontline with Roy Eldridge and Getz. Stan Getz's quintets with trombonists Jay Jay Johnson and Bob Brookmeyer, as different as they are wonderful, also demonstrate the stylistic versatility and dreamlike sense of security of this extraordinary virtuoso.

International success came with the great Bossa Nova albums of the 60s, which are represented here with the albums 'Jazz Samba' and 'Big Band Bossa Nova'.


  1. Name
  2. Autumn in New York/Embraceable You/What's New?
  3. Jordu
  4. Half-Breed Apache
  5. On The Alamo
  6. Gone With The Wind
  7. Yesterdays
  8. Sweetie Pie
  9. You Go To My Head
  10. Hershey Bar
  11. Cherokee
  12. Ballad Medley: Tenderly/Autumn in New York/East of the Sun and West of the Moon/I Can't Get Started
  13. Louise
  14. Jumpin' at the Woodside
  15. Gladys
  16. Let's Fall in Love
  17. Anything Goes
  18. Too Close for Comfort
  19. That Old Feeling
  20. This Can't Be Love
  21. A Ballad
  22. It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)
  23. I Let a Song Go out of My Heart
  24. Exactly Like You
  25. It's The Talk Of The Town
  26. Impromptu
  27. One Alone
  28. Girl Of My Dreams
  29. Siboney Part 1
  30. Siboney Part 2
  31. I've Grown Accustomed To Her Face
  32. For All We Know
  33. Ginza Samba
  34. Crow's Nest
  35. Liz Anne
  36. Big Bear
  37. My Buddy
  38. Manhã de Carnaval (Morning of the Carnival)
  39. Balanço no Samba (Street Dance)
  40. Melancólico (Melancholy)
  41. Entre Amigos (Sympathy Between Friends)
  42. Chega de Saudade (No More Blues)
  43. Noite Triste (Night Sadness)
  44. Samba de Uma Nota Só (One Note Samba)
  45. Bim Bom
  46. I Want to Be Happy
  47. Pennies from Heaven
  48. Ballad Medley: Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered/I Don't Know Why Do)/How Long Has This Been Going On? /I Can't Get Started/Polka Dots and Moonbeams
  49. I'm Glad There Is You
  50. Tour's End
  51. I Was Doing All Right
  52. Bronx Blues
  53. Desafinado
  54. Samba Dees Days
  55. O Pato
  56. Samba Triste
  57. Samba de Uma Nota Só"
  58. à Luxo Só
  59. Bahia (aka 'Baia')
  60. There's a Lull in My Life
  61. More Than You Know
  62. What Will I Tell My Heart?
  63. I Never Had a Chance
  64. Close Your Eyes
  65. We'll Be Together Again
  66. Then I'll Be Tired of You
  67. Like Someone in Love
  68. Midnight Sun
  69. I Thought About You
  70. You're Blasé
  71. Night Wind
  72. What's New?
  73. Hurry Home
  74. How Long Has This Been Goin' On?
  75. You´re Drivin' Me Crazy
  76. Lover, Come Back to Me
  77. Ain't Nobody's Business If I Do
  78. Billie's Blues
  79. Miss Brown To You
  80. Detour Ahead
  81. Strange Fruit
  82. All Of Me
  83. I Loves You Porgy
  84. Be-Bop
  85. We
  86. Dark Eyes
  87. Lover Come Back To Me
  88. Stella by Starlight
  89. Time on My Hands
  90. Tis Autumn
  91. The Way You Look Tonight
  92. Lover, Come Back to Me
  93. Body and Soul
  94. Stars Fell on Alabama
  95. You Turned the Tables on Me
  96. Thanks for the Memory
  97. Hymn of the Orient
  98. These Foolish Things
  99. How Deep Is the Ocean?
  100. Dizzy Atmosphere
  101. Ballad Medley: I'm Thru With Love/Without A Word Of Warning/Sweet Lorraine/Love Walked In/September Song
  102. Ballad Medley: On The Alamo/Stompin' At The Savoy/ This Time The Dream's On Me/Time After Time/Gone With The Wind
  103. The Way You Look Tonight
  104. Minuet Circa '61
  105. Who Could Care?
  106. Nice Work If You Can Get It
  107. Thump, Thump, Thump
  108. A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square
  109. Love Jumped Out
  110. Billie's Bounce
  111. My Funny Valentine
  112. Crazy Rhythm
  113. Blues In The Closet
  114. Pap's Blues
  115. Big Red's Boogie Woogie
  116. Tin Roof Blues
  117. Soft Winds
  118. Royal Garden Blues
  119. Patti Cake
  120. Blues For Janet
  121. Blues For Junior
  122. Apple Jam
  123. Ballad Medley: a) Indian Summer/ b)Willow Weep For Me / c) If I Had You/ d) Ghost Of A Chance/ e) Love Walked In/ f) Sophisticated Lady/ g) Nancy/ h) I Hadn't Anyone

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