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Stan Getz
Genres: Jazz, Pop
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Japanese remastered reissue of 1961 album, packaged in a miniature LP sleeve. Universal. 2003.


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All Artists: Stan Getz
Title: Focus
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Polygram Records
Original Release Date: 1/1/1985
Re-Release Date: 6/24/1997
Album Type: Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Styles: Cool Jazz, Modern Postbebop, Bebop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 731452141927


Album Description
Japanese remastered reissue of 1961 album, packaged in a miniature LP sleeve. Universal. 2003.

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Hate to agree with the negative reviews - but there is much
From North Dakota | USA | 01/13/2009
(1 out of 5 stars)

"Stan Getz was great. This CD, however, is hard to listen to. It sounds like music I used to hear in my dentist's office. If you like Charlie Parker with Strings, you'll love this album. If you enjoy straight ahead jazz, consider yourself forewarned!!!"
Getz's Classical Side is a Winner
thewakester | Califonia United States | 01/27/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"All of his life, Getz explored many avenues in music. Yes, all of Sauter's original musical score on this album sound like a film noir movie score from the 50s, but the brilliance of Getz's sound overshadows all of that. Getz's tonality is unbelievable, and "I'm Late, I'm Late" is an all-time treasure (not to mention "Night Rider"), just like "Take Five" was for Dave Brubeck. Getz just can't be remembered for the Samba stage of his life (e.g. Jobim and "Girl from Ipanema"); the "classical" side of his brilliance must shine as well. "Focus" does that for us."
One of a kind
James | Indianapolis, IN United States | 09/12/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"By 1961 when "Focus" was recorded, Stan Getz was a rising jazz star. "Focus" is one of a kind. The strings are not used as "filler" behind Getz's marvelous playing. The Beaux Arts Orchestra does not sound as if they are a "second thought". Their contribution is integral to the magic that is "Focus". The composer Eddie Sauter, who arranged for Benny Goodman, and Getz have successfully united both strings and horn into one joyous celebration of sound. Both Getz's horn and Beaux Arts strings interact in a "call and response" which is why this music is unique among "Third Stream" jazz recordings. Few "jazz and strings" recordings have succeeded in their mission as well as "Focus". While "Charlie Parker with Strings" (1947-49) set a precedent, Getz and Sauter's work abundantly fulfilled the "Third Stream" vision."