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Melody Express 1948-52

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Melody Express 1948-52
Melody Express 1948-52


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.


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