Blue Skies

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All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
Because Stan Getz was so consistent during his lifetime -- very rarely did he record a weak album -- one greets a posthumous release like Blue Skies with enthusiasm. Although recorded in January 1982, Blue Skies remained in the can until 1995, four years after the saxman's death from cancer. Joined by pianist Jim McNeely, bassist Marc Johnson, and drummer Billy Hart, Getz is in excellent form on this generally caressing and introspective CD. The only up-tempo offering on Blue Skies is McNeely's cerebral "There We Go"; Getz is quite relaxed on Johnson's dreamy "Antigny" and interpretations of "Blue Skies," "Easy Living," "Spring Is Here," and "How Long Has This Been Going...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
Because Stan Getz was so consistent during his lifetime -- very rarely did he record a weak album -- one greets a posthumous release like Blue Skies with enthusiasm. Although recorded in January 1982, Blue Skies remained in the can until 1995, four years after the saxman's death from cancer. Joined by pianist Jim McNeely, bassist Marc Johnson, and drummer Billy Hart, Getz is in excellent form on this generally caressing and introspective CD. The only up-tempo offering on Blue Skies is McNeely's cerebral "There We Go"; Getz is quite relaxed on Johnson's dreamy "Antigny" and interpretations of "Blue Skies," "Easy Living," "Spring Is Here," and "How Long Has This Been Going On." True to form, Getz makes the listener marvel at his tone throughout the album; without question, he had one of the sexiest, most gorgeous tones in the history of jazz. It's unfortunate that this excellent material went unreleased for 13 years.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/30/1995
  • Label: Concord Records
  • UPC: 013431467625
  • Catalog Number: 4676
  • Sales rank: 101,157

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Spring Is Here (7:08)
  2. 2 Antigny (7:34)
  3. 3 Easy Living (7:42)
  4. 4 There We Go (8:24)
  5. 5 Blue Skies (6:39)
  6. 6 How Long Has This Been Going On? (5:54)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Stan Getz Primary Artist, Tenor Saxophone
Billy Hart Drums
Marc Johnson Bass
Jim McNeely Piano
Technical Credits
George Gershwin Composer
Stan Getz Producer, Liner Notes
Phil Edwards Engineer
Ira Gershwin Composer
George Horn Mastering
Carl Jefferson Producer
Philip Elwood Liner Notes
Steve Getz Producer, Liner Notes
Abby Andrews Art Direction
Marcella Gallagher Illustrations
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