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The Very Best of Stan Getz


Download links and information about The Very Best of Stan Getz by Stan Getz. This album was released in 2002 and it belongs to Jazz genres. It contains 12 tracks with total duration of 01:15:24 minutes.

Artist: Stan Getz
Release date: 2002
Genre: Jazz
Tracks: 12
Duration: 01:15:24
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No. Title Length
1. Stella By Starlight 2:45
2. It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) (featuring Dizzy Gillespie) 6:38
3. East of the Sun (And West of the Moon) 6:20
4. My Funny Valentine (Live - Civic Opera House) (featuring Oscar Peterson, Ray Brown, Herb Ellis, J. J. Johnson, Connie Kay) 8:25
5. Evening In Paris 8:33
6. Night Rider (featuring Stan Getz Quartet) 3:57
7. Desafinado (Off Key) (featuring Charlie Byrd) 5:51
8. The Girl from Ipanema (featuring João Gilberto / Joao Gilberto) 5:22
9. Con Alma (featuring Chick Corea, Bill Evans) 8:05
10. Blood Count (Live - 1987, Copenhagen) (featuring Kenny Barron) 4:01
11. Night and Day (Live - 1991, Copenhagen) (featuring Kenny Barron) 8:08
12. Soul Eyes (Live - 1991, Copenhagen) (featuring Kenny Barron) 7:19



A 12-cut "very best of" Stan Getz? If it's on Verve it can come close, at least in the era of post-consumerism. What this collection does very successfully is mark the great saxophonist's most pronounced periods, from West Coast and bebop to hard bop, from bossa nova to balladeer to his final period with the great pianist Kenny Barron. Sure, "The Girl from Ipanema" and "Desafinado" are here but, more importantly perhaps, so are his deeply moving version of Billy Strayhorn's "Blood Count," recorded when he knew he was dying of cancer (Strayhorn wrote the tune for the same reason), his stomping bop version of Duke Ellington's "It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)," and the very late whispering version of Mal Waldron's "Soul Eyes." This is a beautiful little collection that would be a fine introduction to Getz as a jazz master and not just a bossa nova innovator.