The Artistry of Stan Getz: The Best of the Verve Years, Vol. 1

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
This two-CD sampler is most highly recommended for listeners not familiar with Stan Getz's recordings of the 1950s and '60s. Starting with a version of "Stella by Starlight" that co-stars guitarist Jimmy Raney, this set matches Getz's cool tenor with such artists as trumpeters Dizzy Gillespie and Conte Candoli, trombonist J.J. Johnson, baritonist Gerry Mulligan, pianists Oscar Peterson, Bill Evans and Chick Corea, valve trombonist Bob Brookmeyer and vibraphonist Gary Burton. Also included are his two main bossa nova hits "Desafinado" and "The Girl from Ipanema" along with a couple of tracks from Getz's highly-rated Focus album. It's a fine overview of the great tenor's ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
This two-CD sampler is most highly recommended for listeners not familiar with Stan Getz's recordings of the 1950s and '60s. Starting with a version of "Stella by Starlight" that co-stars guitarist Jimmy Raney, this set matches Getz's cool tenor with such artists as trumpeters Dizzy Gillespie and Conte Candoli, trombonist J.J. Johnson, baritonist Gerry Mulligan, pianists Oscar Peterson, Bill Evans and Chick Corea, valve trombonist Bob Brookmeyer and vibraphonist Gary Burton. Also included are his two main bossa nova hits "Desafinado" and "The Girl from Ipanema" along with a couple of tracks from Getz's highly-rated Focus album. It's a fine overview of the great tenor's middle years.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/3/1991
  • Label: Polygram Records
  • UPC: 731451146824
  • Catalog Number: 511468
  • Sales rank: 102,978

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Stan Getz Primary Artist, Tenor Saxophone
Luiz Bonfá Guitar
Bob Brookmeyer Valve Trombone
Gary Burton Vibes
Charlie Byrd Bass, Guitar
Conte Candoli Trumpet
Ron Carter Bass
Richard Davis Bass
Herb Ellis Guitar
Bill Evans Piano
Victor Feldman Piano
Ella Fitzgerald Vocals
Astrud Gilberto Vocals
João Gilberto Guitar, Vocals
Dizzy Gillespie Trumpet
Jim Hall Guitar
Louis Hayes Drums
Dave Hildinger Background Vocals
Elvin Jones Drums
Hank Jones Piano
Sam Jones Bass
Duke Jordan Piano
Steve Kuhn Piano
Shelly Manne Drums
Gerry Mulligan Baritone Saxophone, Baritone
Oscar Peterson Piano
Jimmy Raney Guitar
Max Roach Drums
Jimmy Rowles Piano
Willie Dennis Trombone
Russell Garcia Conductor
Jan Johansson Piano
Stan Levey Drums
Lou Levy Piano
Grady Tate Drums
Nick Travis Trumpet
Connie Kay Drums
George Duvivier Bass
Johnny Rae Drums
Ray Alonge French Horn
Bill Anthony Bass
Milton Banana Drums
Raymond Beckenstein Flute
Keter Betts Bass
Ray Brown Bass
Eddie Caine Flute
Gene Cherico Bass
Babe Clarke Clarinet
Chick Corea Piano
Carmen Costa Cabasa
Bill Crow Bass
Buddy Deppenschmidt Drums
Fred Dutton Bass
Joe Ferrante Trumpet
Gary McFarland Conductor
Gerald Tarack Violin
Roy Haynes Drums
Frank Isola Drums
Antonio Carlos Jobim Piano
J.J. Johnson Trombone
Walter Levinsky Clarinet
Art Mardigan Drums
Alan Martin Violin
John Neves Bass
Jose Paulo Tambourine
Romeo Penque Bass Clarinet
Bruce Rogers Cello
Doc Severinsen Trumpet
Tony Studd Bass Trombone
Leroy Vinnegar Bass
John Williams [piano] Piano
Jose (Bigorna) Carlos Percussion, Drums
Joe Hunt Drums
Hershy Kay Conductor
Gene Byrd Bass, Guitar
Tommy Williams Bass
Blanchie Birdsong Harp
Maria Toledo Vocals
Jacob Glick Viola
Bill Brow Bass
Paolo Ferreria Drums
Sperie Karas Drums
Bill Reichenbach Percussion
Bobby Whitlock Bass
Technical Credits
Charlie Byrd Contributor
Vinícius de Moraes Composer
Bill Evans Contributor
Ella Fitzgerald Contributor
João Gilberto Contributor
Dizzy Gillespie Contributor
Woody Herman Composer
Dave Hildinger Contributor
Gerry Mulligan Contributor
Oscar Peterson Contributor
Ralph Burns Composer
Russell Garcia Arranger
Norman Granz Producer
Chick Corea Contributor
Gary McFarland Arranger
Norman Gimbel Composer
Antonio Carlos Jobim Composer, Contributor
J.J. Johnson Contributor
Johnny Mercer Composer
Eddie Sauter Arranger, Composer
Creed Taylor Producer
Bob Blumenthal Liner Notes
Sheryl Lutz-Brown Art Direction
Gary McFarland Orchestra Contributor
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