Stan Getz Quartets

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All Music Guide - Stephen Cook
After gaining initial fame with Woody Herman's band, Stan Getz went solo in the late '40s, hitting his zenith during the bossa nova craze of the early '60s. Before scoring with "Girl From Ipanema," though, Getz established himself with a slew of fine dates for Prestige and Verve, including this one from 1950. At the time, Getz's cool, Lester Young-inspired sound was becoming more distinct and harmonically varied, featuring the beautifully mellifluous tone he would soon turn into his trademark. Getz's airy approach is optimally heard on Quartets' many ballad standards, including stellar versions of "My Old Flame" and "What's New." He even pens the standout ballad of the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Cook
After gaining initial fame with Woody Herman's band, Stan Getz went solo in the late '40s, hitting his zenith during the bossa nova craze of the early '60s. Before scoring with "Girl From Ipanema," though, Getz established himself with a slew of fine dates for Prestige and Verve, including this one from 1950. At the time, Getz's cool, Lester Young-inspired sound was becoming more distinct and harmonically varied, featuring the beautifully mellifluous tone he would soon turn into his trademark. Getz's airy approach is optimally heard on Quartets' many ballad standards, including stellar versions of "My Old Flame" and "What's New." He even pens the standout ballad of the set, "Mar-cia," while demonstrating his varied writing skills with the original swinger "Crazy Chords." Other highlights include medium cookers like "There's a Small Hotel" and "Too Marvelous for Words" and the Latin-tinged "Lady in Red" a sort of minor classic and admittedly one of Getz's favorites. Getz is ably supported by top players throughout, including pianist Al Haig, bassist Percy Heath, and drummer Roy Haynes. Although the sound is not crystal clear this is, after all, the early days of the LP, Quartets is still a very enjoyable set. Those new to his work, though, might want to start in with later, better-sounding releases on Verve, like Stan Getz Plays or Stan Getz and the Oscar Peterson Trio.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/1/1991
  • Label: Ojc
  • UPC: 025218612128
  • Catalog Number: 121
  • Sales rank: 54,972

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 There's a Small Hotel - Stan Getz (2:56)
  2. 2 I've Got You Under My Skin - Stan Getz (3:16)
  3. 3 What's New? - Stan Getz (3:21)
  4. 4 Too Marvelous for Words - Stan Getz (2:56)
  5. 5 You Stepped out of a Dream - Stan Getz (2:54)
  6. 6 My Old Flame - Stan Getz (2:44)
  7. 7 My Old Flame - Stan Getz (2:44)
  8. 8 Long Island Sound - Stan Getz (2:58)
  9. 9 Indian Summer - Stan Getz (2:50)
  10. 10 Mar-CIA - Stan Getz (2:43)
  11. 11 Crazy Chords - Stan Getz (2:36)
  12. 12 The Lady in Red - Stan Getz (3:16)
  13. 13 The Lady in Red - Stan Getz (3:17)
  14. 14 Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams (And Dream Your Troubles Away) - Stan Getz (3:02)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Stan Getz Quartet Primary Artist
Stan Getz Tenor Saxophone, Indexed Contributor
Al Haig Piano
Tony Aless Piano
Stan Levey Drums
Tommy Potter Bass
Don Lamond Drums
Gene Ramey Bass
Percy Heath Bass
Roy Haynes Drums
Technical Credits
Stan Getz Contributor
Al Haig Contributor
Tony Aless Contributor
Stan Levey Contributor
Tommy Potter Contributor
Gene Ramey Contributor
Percy Heath Contributor
Roy Haynes Contributor
Bob Weinstock Producer
Joe Tarantino Remastering
Bob Parent Artwork
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