Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Tenor Stan Getz is cited as a symbol of jazz's "cool" school and he indeed possessed a soft, welcoming, warm tone that few others rivaled. Yet, this description only scratches the surface. His sound was light but also rich... more »
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Tenor Stan Getz is cited as a symbol of jazz's "cool" school and he indeed possessed a soft, welcoming, warm tone that few others rivaled. Yet, this description only scratches the surface. His sound was light but also rich and full-bodied. His execution was relaxed (in that he never sounded strained, even at high speeds) but never was he dispassionate. This 1956 Hollywood session finds him spurred on but not overly stretched by a nifty rhythm section of Lou Levy, Leroy Vinnegar, and Stan Levey. Getz, as usual, does wonders with the ballads, but the true revelations are the buoyant readings of "There Will Never Be Another You" and "How About You" (presented here in two takes), where his fertile, flowing ideas remind you that "smooth" wasn't always a dirty word. --Marc Greilsamer
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rash67 | USA | 11/06/1999
(3 out of 5 stars)
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This Steamer smells of success
S. Reever | Massachusetts | 12/07/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This 'Steamer' smells like roses! The musical layers pile on slowly. It keeps coming back to 'How about you'. As the mood builds, you can feel the internal pressure build until the final explosion.This reminds me a little of 'Turtle Head' in 'Sticking Out'. It's theme is a series of runs up and down the emotional gamut.You can't go wrong with this one! It's a heap of fun. Nothing corny here!"
Philip Kringas | Sydney, Australia | 06/06/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"On this highly enjoyable record, wonderful music is played by Stan Getz and who in turn is very capably supported by the rhythm section of Lou Levy (piano), Leroy Vinnegar (bass) and the late great Stan Levey on drums. The inter action between this quartet is very sensitive as the respect for each other is clearly demonstrated through out this date.
The pace of this record is mostly foot tapping stuff as the majority of numbers are up tempo. Stan's saxophone really steams along on these numbers with an exquisite tone. Getz always possessed a unique tone that was instantly identifiable as his. No wonder he was referred to as "The Sound".
A special mention must be made for "You're Blase", the only real ballad on the record. I repeat what is stated in the linear notes
that "new depths of lyricism can be heard on this beautiful track.
There's a wonderful yearning quality in Getz's playing".
Another bonus is the recording quality which is first class."