Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
What The World Needs Now: Stan Getz Plays The Burt Bacharach Songbook
Genres: Jazz, Pop
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rash67 | USA | 12/20/2004
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Since his towering achievement on "Focus", various lables and conductors tried to duplicate that achievement. On this contractual obligation album, Stan does his best to contribute to Pop songs ill-suited to his style and the results are disasterous.
I can't listen to Stan doing "What the World needs now is Love sweet Love" without wincing. So sweet it will make your tooth ache.
Stan said once "We will play what people want, but we are not willing to put on party hats" or words to that effect. Here he is with a party hat and clown makeup. This is not real Getz and this is what drove him to record with Concord, so he could play the music he wanted.
Don't get me wrong, Stan Getz is my favorite sax man, but not all of his stuff was great. Just trying to save you money. Caveat Emptor. See my list for much better Getz albums including "Focus"."