Yesterdays: Stan Getz Plays the Standards

Yesterdays: Stan Getz Plays the Standards

by Stan Getz
     
 
With his magical tone, Stan Getz couldn't help but stamp every standard he played, no matter how familiar the melody. Living Era's collection Yesterdays: Stan Getz Plays the Standards compiles material virtually from the beginning of his career as a leader, all in a quartet or quintet setting that put the emphasis squarely on Getz. Dates for Prestige or

Overview

With his magical tone, Stan Getz couldn't help but stamp every standard he played, no matter how familiar the melody. Living Era's collection Yesterdays: Stan Getz Plays the Standards compiles material virtually from the beginning of his career as a leader, all in a quartet or quintet setting that put the emphasis squarely on Getz. Dates for Prestige or Birdland from 1949-1950 begin the program, but it's with his first session for the Roost label from May 17, 1950, that bring to the light two masterpieces: Jerome Kern's "Yesterdays" and J. Fred Coots' "You Go to My Head." The 14 additional Roost sides are no less gorgeous, and are leavened by two titles for Norgran (an early Verve predecessor). It really made no difference whether Getz played the classics or contemporary material, but Yesterdays: Stan Getz Plays the Standards includes most of his best early material.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/29/2004
Label:
Asv Living Era
UPC:
0743625551525
catalogNumber:
5515

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Stan Getz   Primary Artist,Tenor Saxophone
Haig   Piano
Duke Jordan   Piano
Jimmy Raney   Guitar
Horace Silver   Piano
Tony Aless   Piano
Leonard Gaskin   Double Bass
Sanford Gold   Bass
Stan Levey   Drums
Tommy Potter   Double Bass
Don Lamond   Drums
Johnny Smith   Guitar
Gene Ramey   Double Bass
Eddie Safranski   Double Bass
Percy Heath   Double Bass
Walter Bolden   Drums
Bob Carter   Double Bass
Bill Crow   Double Bass
Morey Feld   Drums
Roy Haynes   Drums
Frank Isola   Drums
Joe Calloway   Double Bass

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Victor Herbert   Composer
George Shearing   Composer
Bob Haggart   Composer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Jerome Kern   Composer
Harry Barris   Composer
Rube Bloom   Composer
J. Fred Coots   Composer
Dorothy Fields   Composer
Johnny Green   Composer
Walter Gross   Composer
Oscar Hammerstein   Composer
Otto Harbach   Composer
Isham Jones   Composer
Cole Porter   Composer
James Van Heusen   Composer
George David Weiss   Composer
Allie Wrubel   Composer
Bobby Haggard   Composer
Tony Middleton   Liner Notes
Arthur Johnston   Composer
Mark Ranshaw   Artwork
Sam Coslow   Composer
Joseph Kosma   Composer
Richard A. Whiting   Composer
Harry Link   Composer
Jack Strachey   Composer
Frank Perkins   Composer
Karl Suessdorf   Composer
Christopher Davison   Composer

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