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Diz & Getz
Dizzy Gillespie, Stan Getz
Diz & Getz
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Latin Music
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All Artists: Dizzy Gillespie, Stan Getz
Title: Diz & Getz
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Polygram Records
Release Date: 3/21/1990
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Latin Music
Styles: Cool Jazz, Latin Jazz, Modern Postbebop, Bebop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
Other Editions: Diz & Getz: Vme
UPCs: 0042283355927, 042283355927

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"Dizzy Out for Blood"
Joseph L. Keohane | Somerville, MA United States | 11/15/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Excellent record, among Diz's finest outings on Verve. The song selection is classic and leaves plenty of blowing room, the best workout being the Ellington tune "It Don't Mean a Thing...", in which Diz lights a fire so hot it seems like the rest of the band is playing out of sheer terror. On this track you'll hear what may well be Getz's most frenetic solo, along with one of Oscar Peterson's best. But there are a number of ballads as well, more conducive to Getz's cool, cooing tone, to relax things a bit.In the liner notes OP recounts how Diz came into this session wanting "a piece of Stan Getz, bad... he wanted to take advantage of someone, and i decided it wasn't going to be me." Diz again succeeds in drawing incredible performances out of his band, getting them to play beyond themselves. Top shelf stuff.Also, if you like this one, get "Sonny Side of the Street" with Diz, Sony Rollins and Sonny Stitt. It's another case of the bandleader challenging his band, and evoking incredible performances."
Great Getz and Diz
Keep It Real | Albuquerque, NM | 03/22/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is a classic recording. One that should be heard by all jazz fans. The ignorant notion that Stan Getz got wiped out by Dizzy is preposterous. Both musicians play their hearts out. Of course Dizzy plays great here - he was at the top of his game. But Stan TOTALLY keeps up with Diz. One wishes that the producers/engineers hadn't made Diz play with the cup mute so much. Listen to Stan's amazing facility, clean articulation, and fleet fingers on the incredibly up-tempo "Don't Mean A Thing." Stan also plays beautifully on the ballad "Talk of the Town". For top musicians like these two, it was all about furthering the music. The game of "who won the jazz boxing match" is left to half informed non-musicians who don't know how difficult it is to play on the level of these two superb gentlemen."
A brilliant collection from 6 jazz legends-in-the-making | Seattle, WA | 06/20/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)

"With Getz, Gillespie, Oscar Peterson, Max Roach, Ray Brown and Herb Ellis all playing together, how could a session go wrong. It doesn't on this exceptional collection of cuts from these six masters. Mixing standards like "It don't mean a thing" with jam sessions like "Impromptu", this group sounds like they had been gigging together for years, but this was a one-time-only gathering. The interplay between Getz and Gillespie is comparable to Davis & Coltrane with the exception that both Stan and Diz are unquestioned virtuosos who never step on each other's riffs. The real treat on this album, besides the amazing clarity, is "Siboney". It provides a glimpse of the CuBop and Bossanova sounds that the two headliners would popularize in the coming years. If you like small, tight jazz ensembles, you MUST get this album"