Stan Getz's Finest Hour

Stan Getz's Finest Hour

by Stan Getz
     
 
They called Stan Getz "the sound." With a tone on his tenor sax that could charm the birds from the trees, and a sense of swing that could hit with the power of a two-ton truck, Getz was the complete musician. He also covered a wide stylistic range, reflected in the eclectic choices found on this excellent collection. In the single decade covered -1957 to 1967 - Getz

Overview

They called Stan Getz "the sound." With a tone on his tenor sax that could charm the birds from the trees, and a sense of swing that could hit with the power of a two-ton truck, Getz was the complete musician. He also covered a wide stylistic range, reflected in the eclectic choices found on this excellent collection. In the single decade covered -1957 to 1967 - Getz ranges wide and far. From mainstream jazz and West Coast swing, and bossa nova to orchestral jazz, big band jaunts and cutting edge post bop, Getz did it all and spectacularly well. Greats work well with each other; among Getz's world class accompanists are bassist Ray Brown; pianists Oscar Peterson, Herbie Hancock and Chick Corea; drummers Kenny Clarke, Shelly Manne, and Roy Haynes; not to mention the bossa nova triumvirate of Joao Gilberto, Antonio Carlos Jobim, and Astrud Gilberto. It's all golden.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Heather Phares
Verve's Finest Hour collection of Stan Getz's work compiles 60 minutes of career highlights, including "It Never Entered My Mind," "Desinfinado," "The Girl From Ipanema," and "I Didn't Know What Time It Was." Though it's by no means a definitive compilation of Getz's music, it does provide a breezy overview of some of his best cool jazz and bossa nova moments.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/13/2000
Label:
Polygram Records
UPC:
0731454360128
catalogNumber:
543601

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Stan Getz   Primary Artist,Tenor Saxophone
Benny Bailey   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Charlie Byrd   Guitar
Conte Candoli   Trumpet
Ron Carter   Bass
Herb Ellis   Guitar
Art Farmer   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Herb Geller   Woodwind
Astrud Gilberto   Vocals
João Gilberto   Guitar,Vocals
Jim Hall   Guitar
Herbie Hancock   Piano
Hank Jones   Piano
Albert Mangelsdorff   Trombone
Shelly Manne   Drums
Oscar Peterson   Piano
Tony Coe   Woodwind
Willie Dennis   Trombone
Jan Johansson   Piano
Lou Levy   Piano
Ake Persson   Trombone
Manfred Schoof   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Ronnie Scott   Woodwind
Connie Kay   Drums
Johnny Rae   Drums
Stan Sulzmann   Woodwind
Ray Alonge   French Horn
Milton Banana   Drums
Raymond Beckenstein   Flute
Keter Betts   Bass
Ray Brown   Bass
Eddie Caine   Alto Flute
Norman Carr   Violin
Kenny Clare   Drums
Kenny Clarke   Drums
Babe Clarke   Clarinet
Claus Ogerman   Conductor
Carmen Costa   Cabasa
Buddy Deppenschmidt   Drums
Fred Dutton   Bass
Joe Ferrante   Trumpet
Gerald Tarack   Violin
Roy Haynes   Drums
Tony Inzalaco   Percussion
Antonio Carlos Jobim   Piano
Rick Kiefer   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Walter Levinsky   Clarinet
Alan Martin   Violin
Jose Paulo   Tambourine
Romeo Penque   Bass Clarinet
Bruce Rogers   Cello
Ack Van Rooyen   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Doc Severinsen   Trumpet
Sahib Shihab   Woodwind
Tony Studd   Bass Trombone
Erik VanLier   Bass Trombone
Leroy Vinnegar   Bass
Jean Warland   Bass
Tony Williams   Bass
Hershy Kay   Conductor
Gene Byrd   Guitar
Blanchie Birdsong   Harp
Jacob Glick   Viola
Sperie Karas   Drums
Bill Reichenbach   Percussion

Technical Credits

Vinícius de Moraes   Composer
Woody Herman   Composer
Ralph Burns   Composer
Russell Garcia   Arranger
Bill Kirchner   Liner Notes
Norman Granz   Producer
Claus Ogerman   Arranger
Norman Gimbel   Composer
Antonio Carlos Jobim   Composer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Eddie Sauter   Arranger
Creed Taylor   Producer
Gigi Campi   Producer

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