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Genres: Jazz, Pop
Throughout his career, Stan Getz thrived on the challenges presented by a hot young rhythm section, spinning out long, fleet lines with his airy, gauzelike sound. This session from 1972 is one of his finest efforts. The em... more »
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Throughout his career, Stan Getz thrived on the challenges presented by a hot young rhythm section, spinning out long, fleet lines with his airy, gauzelike sound. This session from 1972 is one of his finest efforts. The emphasis is Latin and electric, with Chick Corea on electric piano, Stanley Clarke on electric bass, Airto Moreira on percussion, and the crucial factor, Tony Williams, on drums. Together they generate tremendous rhythmic movement and concentrated musical energy on five of Corea's tunes, and Getz's response is superb, combining cool lyricism and an inner fire in a way that suggests musical cold fission. "La Fiesta" and "Captain Marvel" are particularly potent, while the brief version of Billy Strayhorn's "Lush Life" is a concentrated and deeply moving vignette. --Stuart Broomer
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A "Macho" Samba...indeed!!
D. F. Jackson | Beacon, New York USA | 04/10/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"My Man Stan!!!....hey!!...who CAN'T listen to cuts "La Fiesta" and "Captain Marvel" and NOT start dancin'???...both cuts hit you like a BLOW TORCH!! Of course, it's the drums & bass that drive you but Stan's fiery sax charts the course!! Both tunes are meant to be played LOUD!
This is BOSSA NOVA times 10!!!....a very muscular SAMBA!...MACHO SAMBA!! This is the first Stan Getz CD that I heard him WAIL (La Fiesta)!!...(normally Stan's not a wailer...he burns at a melodic simmer..."sweet heat"). Although this was recorded in the early 70s...it's NOT dated...it still SWINGS...beyond belief!! I own many (22) Stan Getz CDs...but I don't think he ever burned as hot on these testosterone-induced Latin numbers. There's a couple of quiet numbers ("Crystal Silence") that are quite lovely...ballads, of course, define Mr. Getz.
Why Stan didn't grab Chick Corea, Tony Williams and Stanley Clarke and make a follow-up, I'll never know. He probably thought those young cats would give him cardiac arrest...but he need'nt worry...not only does he keep UP...he LEADS!!
I must admit though, after listening to this CD...I had to catch my breath...and take a shower...it's HOT!!! Buy it...and sweat with a smile!
Getz Goes For a Wild Ride
Jon Silence | Los Angeles | 11/24/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"With the advent of YouTube there is some live footage of this band at Montreaux in '72. It is blazing with energy, and for anyone who loves Tony Williams or Chick Corea from that era it's a must see, just as this record is a must have. How will it fare with traditional Getz lovers? Probably low unless you love high octane, balls-out, fusion blowing. Indeed, Getz wanted to get in on the fusion thing that was happening all around him, and he picked the very best players to do it with. Mutual admiration society here I imagine. A great record for fusion buffs but probably a pass for Getz lovers who want his romantic, sensitive, nuance-filled playing. I know Getz's work in its usual context, and I don't think this is as bad as one reviewer does, but it IS largely a fusion record. As such, be forewarned. But if you love Tony and Chick, you're in for a real treat that many missed when it first came out."
Underated and Incredible
Concerned Student | Los Angeles, CA | 09/14/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is an incredible lineup with amazing chemistry. All Tony Williams fans should love it because Tony is kicking major butt along with Corea and Clarke, and Getz is on the second peak of his career here. Every song is awesome! Check out the videos for 500 Miles High and Captain Marvel on Youtube from the 1972 Montreux Jazz Festival. There is also a video of La Fiesta from the same concert, but it is quite rare.