The Roost Quartets

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
After leaving Woody Herman's Orchestra, tenor saxophonist Stan Getz became one of the leaders of the "cool school" due to his attractive light tone and his strong jazz abilities. This CD features his 1950-1951 quartets. On the first seven selections, Getz is accompanied by pianist Al Haig, bassist Tommy Potter, and drummer Roy Haynes; they play such numbers as "On the Alamo," "Yesterdays," and the appealing "Hershey Bar." By late 1950 Getz had a new band, a rhythm section that he had discovered and immediately hired in Connecticut. Although bassist Joe Calloway and drummer Walt Bolden are obscure, pianist Horace Silver later became a major star. On his recording debut 15 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
After leaving Woody Herman's Orchestra, tenor saxophonist Stan Getz became one of the leaders of the "cool school" due to his attractive light tone and his strong jazz abilities. This CD features his 1950-1951 quartets. On the first seven selections, Getz is accompanied by pianist Al Haig, bassist Tommy Potter, and drummer Roy Haynes; they play such numbers as "On the Alamo," "Yesterdays," and the appealing "Hershey Bar." By late 1950 Getz had a new band, a rhythm section that he had discovered and immediately hired in Connecticut. Although bassist Joe Calloway and drummer Walt Bolden are obscure, pianist Horace Silver later became a major star. On his recording debut 15 performances including three alternate takes, Silver displays a style that was already recognizable and fit in perfectly with Getz.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/16/1991
  • Label: Blue Note Records
  • UPC: 077779605224
  • Catalog Number: 96052

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 On the Alamo (2:43)
  2. 2 On the Alamo (2:44)
  3. 3 Gone With the Wind (2:54)
  4. 4 Yesterdays (2:46)
  5. 5 Sweetie Pie (2:28)
  6. 6 You Go to My Head (3:00)
  7. 7 Hershey Bar (2:34)
  8. 8 Tootsie Roll (2:07)
  9. 9 Strike up the Band (2:27)
  10. 10 Imagination (2:31)
  11. 11 Imagination (2:21)
  12. 12 For Stompers Only (2:46)
  13. 13 Navy Blue (2:42)
  14. 14 Out of Nowhere (2:26)
  15. 15 'S Wonderful (2:35)
  16. 16 Penny (2:49)
  17. 17 Split Kick (2:52)
  18. 18 Split Kick (2:52)
  19. 19 It Might as Well Be Spring (2:42)
  20. 20 It Might as Well Be Spring (2:52)
  21. 21 The Best Thing for You (2:41)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Stan Getz Primary Artist, Tenor Saxophone
Al Haig Piano
Jimmy Raney Guitar
Horace Silver Piano
Tommy Potter Bass
Teddy Kotick Bass
Walter Bolden Drums
Roy Haynes Drums
Tiny Kahn Drums
Joe Calloway Bass
Tommy Porter Bass
Al Hait Piano
Technical Credits
George Gershwin Composer
Stan Getz Composer
Bernard Edwards Composer
Nile Rodgers Composer
West Arkeen Composer
Michael Cuscuna Producer
Ira Gershwin Composer
J.J. Johnson Composer
Chuck Loeb Composer
Johnny Mandel Composer
Teddy Reig Producer
Axl Rose Composer
Alun Morgan Liner Notes
Del James Composer
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