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Gold
     

Gold

by Stan Getz
 
Stan Getz spent much of his career on Verve, and recorded nearly all of his landmarks there, beginning in the early '50s and extending to 1967's Sweet Rain. Therefore, even a two-hour compilation of his best work on Verve will be incomplete and fragmentary at best. The two-disc Gold set, however, tries very hard indeed, and ends up providing a crude

Overview

Stan Getz spent much of his career on Verve, and recorded nearly all of his landmarks there, beginning in the early '50s and extending to 1967's Sweet Rain. Therefore, even a two-hour compilation of his best work on Verve will be incomplete and fragmentary at best. The two-disc Gold set, however, tries very hard indeed, and ends up providing a crude summation of what made Getz so special to cool jazz and, later, Brazilian forms. Much of the first disc includes highlights from his co-billed albums, including those with Dizzy Gillespie, Lionel Hampton, J.J. Johnson, and Oscar Peterson, as well as the standouts from his early album projects The Steamer and Focus. The second disc is predominantly Brazilian, beginning with seven cuts from his early-'60s explosion of work that culminated with the pop album hit Getz/Gilberto and its Top Ten single, "The Girl from Ipanema." Later projects with Bill Evans (from 1964) and Herb Alpert (1989) end the compilation with some degree of closure. At best, Gold is a serviceable launching pad to the investigation of a great jazz career.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/24/2008
Label:
Verve
UPC:
0602517725454
catalogNumber:
001133302
Rank:
42859

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Stan Getz   Primary Artist
Gary McFarland   Conductor

Technical Credits

Herb Alpert   Composer,Producer
Bob Brookmeyer   Composer
Herb Ellis   Composer
Stan Getz   Composer
Thad Jones   Composer
Ralph Burns   Composer
Bengt Hallberg   Composer
Irving Mills   Composer
Ray Noble   Composer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Baden Powell   Composer
Eduardo del Barrio   Composer
Norman Granz   Producer
Duke Ellington   Composer
Johnny Frigo   Composer
Gary McFarland   Arranger
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Mike Gibbs   Composer
Norman Gimbel   Composer
Lorenz Hart   Composer
Antonio Carlos Jobim   Composer
Burton Lane   Composer
Alan Jay Lerner   Composer
Eddie Sauter   Composer
Creed Taylor   Producer
Ned Washington   Composer
Victor Young   Composer
DuBose Heyward   Composer
John Blackburn   Composer
Brooks Bowman   Composer
Lou Carter   Composer
Karl Suessdorf   Composer
Ashley Kahn   Liner Notes
Ryan Null   Photo Coordination

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