Quintets: The Clef & Norgran Studio Albums

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All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
Basically, what you see is what you get: all of the recordings Stan Getz did for the Norgran and Clef between December of 1952 and January of 1955. Most of this material has been issued several times -- at least -- by numerous labels legally and illegally. What makes the Hip-O Select set the definitive issue is, besides proper licensing, that all of these cuts, the 10" albums -- Stan Getz Plays, The Artistry of Stan Getz, all three Interpretations volumes, and Stan Getz & the Cool Sounds -- along with all the single and EP releases for a total of 45 sides -- three of them previously unreleased -- and a pair of studio cuts that appeared on the otherwise live Stan Getz at ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
Basically, what you see is what you get: all of the recordings Stan Getz did for the Norgran and Clef between December of 1952 and January of 1955. Most of this material has been issued several times -- at least -- by numerous labels legally and illegally. What makes the Hip-O Select set the definitive issue is, besides proper licensing, that all of these cuts, the 10" albums -- Stan Getz Plays, The Artistry of Stan Getz, all three Interpretations volumes, and Stan Getz & the Cool Sounds -- along with all the single and EP releases for a total of 45 sides -- three of them previously unreleased -- and a pair of studio cuts that appeared on the otherwise live Stan Getz at the Shrine appear in chronological order. The vast majority of these sessions were recorded with quintets. The membership of these Getz bands featured Bob Brookmeyer on all but the last where he is replaced by Tony Fruscella, pianist John Williams (though Duke Jordan appears on the earliest of these tracks with guitarist Jimmy Raney), bassist Teddy Kotick and drummer Frank Isola. Six performances were recorded by a quartet that included pianist Jimmy Rowles, drummer Max Roach, and bassist Bob Whitlock. Two of them, alternate takes of "I Hadn't Anyone 'Til You," and "Nobody But You" are previously unissued. The other unreleased cut is an alternate take of "It Don't Mean Thing," recorded with the quintet during August of 1953. The liner notes by Ashley Khan offer a typically excellent historical titime linef the sessions and the relationship between Norman Granz and Getz during during a fruitful but chaotic period in the saxophonist's life personally and professionally, without editorializing. They also include a painstaking sessionography, photographs of single labels, and album covers with the three discs presented in heavy cardboard adorned with original cover art; all of it housed handsomely in a slipcase. The remastered sound is warm and full; exponentially better than it appears anywhere else. For real Getz collectors, the set is a necessity.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/8/2011
  • Label: Hip-O Select
  • UPC: 602527469003
  • Catalog Number: 001465702
  • Sales rank: 186,257

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Stan Getz Primary Artist, Tenor Saxophone
Bob Brookmeyer Valve Trombone, Accompaniment
Tony Fruscella Trumpet, Accompaniment
Duke Jordan Piano, Accompaniment
Jimmy Raney Guitar, Accompaniment
Max Roach Drums, Accompaniment
Jimmy Rowles Piano, Accompaniment
Teddy Kotick Bass, Accompaniment
Bill Anthony Bass, Accompaniment
Bill Crow Bass, Accompaniment
Frank Isola Drums, Accompaniment
Al Levitt Drums, Accompaniment
John Williams [piano] Piano, Accompaniment
Bob Whitlock Bass, Accompaniment
Technical Credits
George Gershwin Composer
Sigmund Romberg Composer
Irving Berlin Composer
Frankie Laine Composer
Hoagy Carmichael Composer
Count Basie Composer
Bob Brookmeyer Composer
Gigi Gryce Composer
Irving Mills Composer
Jimmy Mundy Composer
Ray Noble Composer
Phil Sunkel Composer
Vincent Youmans Composer
Richard Rodgers Composer
Jerome Kern Composer
Edmund Anderson Composer
Rube Bloom Composer
Lew Brown Composer
Irving Caesar Composer
Gene DePaul Composer
Buddy DeSylva Composer
Duke Ellington Composer
Dorothy Fields Composer
Ira Gershwin Composer
Mack Gordon Composer
Oscar Hammerstein II Composer
Lorenz Hart Composer
Ray Henderson Composer
Edward Heyman Composer
Roger Kahn Composer
Jack Lawrence Composer
Johnny Mandel Composer
Johnny Mercer Composer
Mitchell Parish Composer
Ralph Rainger Composer
Don Raye Composer
Kevin Reeves Mastering
Leo Robin Composer
Harry Ruby Composer
Ned Washington Composer
Victor Young Composer
Joseph Meyer Composer
Chuck Stewart Inside Photo
Carl Fischer Composer
Hollis King Artwork, Art Direction
Ann Ronell Composer
Robert Sour Composer
Harold Adamson Composer
Victor Schertzinger Composer
Harry Link Composer
Jack Strachey Composer
Henry Nemo Composer
Louis Alter Composer
Patricia Johnston Composer
Holt Marvell Composer
Sidney Mitchell Composer
Frank Perkins Composer
Clara Edwards Composer
Ashley Kahn Liner Notes
Bart Forbes Cover Art
Public Domain Composer
Michele Horie Producer
Andrew Skurow Tape Research
John Green Composer
Theodor Grouya Composer
Ronald Jones Paintings
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