Focus

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All Music Guide - Stephen Cook
A year or two shy of his bossa nova success, Stan Getz set his mind to improvising against a backdrop of darkish yet scintillating string charts. The orchestral muscle was provided by arranger Eddie Sauter; the heady and fluid horn lines, of course, came from Getz. The jazz star might have been all airy samba fog to some, but on this classic date he really showed his expansive horn talents: whether leaping and yelping on such galvanizing sides as "I'm Late, I'm Late" or ingeniously responding to the many shades heard in a grand ballad like "I Remember When," Getz is never short on ideas or panache. Admittedly Getz's most challenging date and arguably his finest moment, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Cook
A year or two shy of his bossa nova success, Stan Getz set his mind to improvising against a backdrop of darkish yet scintillating string charts. The orchestral muscle was provided by arranger Eddie Sauter; the heady and fluid horn lines, of course, came from Getz. The jazz star might have been all airy samba fog to some, but on this classic date he really showed his expansive horn talents: whether leaping and yelping on such galvanizing sides as "I'm Late, I'm Late" or ingeniously responding to the many shades heard in a grand ballad like "I Remember When," Getz is never short on ideas or panache. Admittedly Getz's most challenging date and arguably his finest moment, Focus roams the vast jazz landscape outside of bop and boogaloo to fabulous and memorable effect. [The 2003 Japanese reissue is identical to the original release. It does have dynamically remastered sound and an exact miniature replica of the original gatefold cover in thick cardboard with a rice paper sleeve.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/24/1997
  • Label: Polygram Records
  • UPC: 731452141927
  • Catalog Number: 521419
  • Sales rank: 80,997

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 I'm Late, I'm Late (8:10)
  2. 2 Her (6:13)
  3. 3 Pan (3:58)
  4. 4 I Remember When (5:03)
  5. 5 Night Rider (3:58)
  6. 6 Once Upon a Time (4:48)
  7. 7 A Summer Afternoon (5:58)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Stan Getz Primary Artist, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Norman Carr Vocals
Gerald Tarack Vocals
Roy Haynes Drums
Alan Martin Vocals
John Neves Bass
Hershy Kay Conductor
Jacob Glick Violin
Technical Credits
Ray Hall Engineer, Mastering
Eddie Sauter Arranger, Composer
C. Taylor Producer
Creed Taylor Producer
Takao Ogawa Liner Notes
Dom Cerulli Liner Notes
Pete Turner Cover Photo
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    this is one of the best jazz albums ever made

    I normally do not appreciate western european jazz music, But this Swede can really play and re-compose. Excellent. this rates right up there with MILES AND OF COURSE LESTER YOUNG. I met Stan in Spain at his villa, he was really extrodinary. So was his music and I really miss him. I loved the brother and his excellent work. De Garth

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