The Essential Stan Getz: The Getz Songbook

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All Music Guide - Michael G. Nastos
Aside from the rather horrid Bevis & Butthead cartoon rendering on the album cover, this is a tasteful compilation of tenor saxophonist Stan Getz in his mellower mood. Seven of the tracks are ballads, two of those with a big band and strings, while ten are small-group sessions. Also included are three of his premier Brazilian numbers: "Bahia," "Corcovado," and "The Girl from Ipanema" with Astrud and João Gilberto. The warm sound of Getz is obviously prominent, even on the three more energetic swingers, including the bopping "Of Thee I Sing." While far from a complete overview of the career of Getz, especially due to the exclusion of his early-years material, this ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Michael G. Nastos
Aside from the rather horrid Bevis & Butthead cartoon rendering on the album cover, this is a tasteful compilation of tenor saxophonist Stan Getz in his mellower mood. Seven of the tracks are ballads, two of those with a big band and strings, while ten are small-group sessions. Also included are three of his premier Brazilian numbers: "Bahia," "Corcovado," and "The Girl from Ipanema" with Astrud and João Gilberto. The warm sound of Getz is obviously prominent, even on the three more energetic swingers, including the bopping "Of Thee I Sing." While far from a complete overview of the career of Getz, especially due to the exclusion of his early-years material, this would be an excellent CD with which to cozy up by the fire with your sweetheart and let the music melt into the both of you.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/3/1992
  • Label: Polygram Records
  • UPC: 731451717123
  • Catalog Number: 517171
  • Sales rank: 8,388

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Stan Getz Primary Artist, Tenor Saxophone
Mose Allison Piano
Charlie Byrd Guitar
Herb Ellis Guitar
Astrud Gilberto Vocals, Valve Clarinet
João Gilberto Guitar, Vocals, Valve Clarinet
Dave Hildinger Vibes
Duke Jordan Piano
Shelly Manne Drums
Oscar Peterson Piano
Jimmy Raney Guitar
Russell Garcia Conductor
Jan Johansson Piano
Lou Levy Piano
Burrell Guitar
Connie Kay Drums
George Duvivier Bass
Milton Banana Percussion
Keter Betts Bass
Ray Brown Bass
Kenny Burrell Guitar
Claus Ogerman Conductor
Bill Crow Bass
Buddy Deppenschmidt Drums
Fred Dutton Bass
Addison Farmer Bass
Frank Isola Drums
Antonio Carlos Jobim Piano
Jerry Segal Drums
Leroy Vinnegar Bass
Gene Byrd Guitar
Tommy Williams Bass
Blanchie Birdsong Harp
Sperie Karas Drums
Bill Reichenbach Percussion
Technical Credits
Vinícius de Moraes Composer
Herb Ellis Composer
Russell Garcia Arranger
Claus Ogerman Arranger
Addison Farmer Contributor
Norman Gimbel Composer
Antonio Carlos Jobim Composer
Michael Lang Contributor
Laura Levine Artwork
Gary N. Mayo Remastering
Benjamin V. Franklin Liner Notes
Alli Truch Art Direction
John Blackburn Composer
Lou Carter Composer
Karl Suessdorf Composer
John Freigo Composer
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