Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Jazz, Pop
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Shame to be out of print-Getz with an Organ-Guitar-Drums tri
Phasedin | New Jersey | 02/09/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"With all of the Stan Gtez recordinds that ARE in print, it's always a shame when you come across one that's pretty unique in an artists's cannon that is not available to the public.
I'm no Getz expert but I do know he didn't record in this format very often, especially when one sees almost no standards are in this recording. And the results are quite good. I can't imagine any fan or collector of Getz' works NOT having this one to be honest.
Recorded at Ronnie Scott's Club in London on 3 days in March 1971, the band consists of Getz-Tenor Sax along with a trio of Eddy Louiss on Organ, Electric Guitarist Rene Thomas, and Drummer Bernard Lubat.
None of the tunes will be familar here except for Benny Golson's "I Remember Clifford". The rest of the tracks are mostly originals by Eddy Louiss or Rene Thomas with one track each from outside composers Albert Mangelsdorf and Bronislau Kaper-both of whom i believe to be European Jazz musicians themselves (I do know of Mangelsdorf's work anyway).
The recording quality is quite good and Getz (and indeed the entire band) seem to really be having fun. What more could you want?
Personally I think there are too few recordins of jazz organ out there anyway-especially ones which aren't completley based on blues. So this one really does the trick for me-as much for the wonderful band as for Getz himself..
If it comes into print again, do try and pick it up!!
James E. Scalise | Chicago | 02/11/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I'm going to take this up a notch from the previous review. When I bought this in 1971, I thought it was the best quartet date Getz ever did, including 'Sweet Rain." This guy never stood still or rested on his laurels. Like Miles, he was constantly searching and surrounding himself with great sidemen. They both seem to seek perfection everytime out.
Get the picture ... Miles had drastically changed. Coltrane and Wes were gone. Fusion was looming large. Rock had peaked. Many jazz mainstays were putting out 'pop' jazz.
The 60's had been saturated with organ jazz, but Stan had never used an organ in any of his groups. This was new for him and he meets the challenge well. If Miles himself had guested with this group on this afternoon at Ronnie Scott's making it a quintet, it might have put this recording into super status. But, it's great anyway! Take "SABI" for an example. The group really dip in and stretch out. GETZ'S second entrance on this reaches sublime creativity. Rolling like a steamroller with endless ideas that culminate into an utter and sheer beautiful sadness. The supporting trio members are fantastic. This recording probably never got much radio play due to the extended cuts, but it's a real sleeper (as in keeper.)"