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Quintets: The Clef & Norgran Studio Albums
     

Quintets: The Clef & Norgran Studio Albums

by Stan Getz
 
Verve Select proudly presents Quintets: The Clef and Norgran Studio Albums, a 3-CD, 45-track set that's the first ever collection of Stan Getz's earliest recordings for Norman Granz, the founder of the Verve family of labels. Incredibly, two thirds of this collection has never been issued on CD, and now it is available for the first time in nearly 60 years --

Overview

Verve Select proudly presents Quintets: The Clef and Norgran Studio Albums, a 3-CD, 45-track set that's the first ever collection of Stan Getz's earliest recordings for Norman Granz, the founder of the Verve family of labels. Incredibly, two thirds of this collection has never been issued on CD, and now it is available for the first time in nearly 60 years -- in a beautifully packaged, wonderfully detailed box set that is a long-overdue tribute to a jazz superstar's fine early recordings.

In 1952, Stan Getz was a young jazz cat on the rise, noticed for his cool inventive playing -- what fans called "The Sound" -- and was signed to Norman Granz's growing roster of class artists, releasing 78-rpm singles and 10-inch LPs on the Clef and Norgran labels, precursors to Verve Records.

What Quintet does for both Getz's and Granz's legacies is present the recordings in their original 10-inch LP form -- Stan Getz Plays, The Artistry of Stan Getz, the Interpretations series of three LPs -- and adds the singles not on the LPs and other bonus material from the sessions.

While Getz in the period from late 1952 through early 1955 recorded with a core quintet -- particularly with trombonist Bob Brookmeyer -- included in the bonus material are quartet dates featuring drummer Max Roach. Most appealing for the jazz fan is the discovery of three previously unreleased alternate takes recently discovered in the Verve vault.

Tying the entire story together is a detailed essay by Grammy nominee Ashley Khan, which is complemented by a full list of the group's singles and EPs, a chronological discography of the sessions, and an alphabetical index of the set's songs. Quintets also reproduces all of the rare LP and EP artwork, featuring classic David Stone Martin illustrations and Phil Stern photographs. The cover art of the package is, like the acclaimed Verve Select packages from Ella Fitzgerald and Nat King Cole, a new, original illustration by famed artist Bart Forbes. From the Label

Product Details

Release Date:
02/08/2011
Label:
Hip-O Select
UPC:
0602527469003
catalogNumber:
001465702
Rank:
109335

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Tracks

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
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   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
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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