Stan Getz

Born 2 February 1927. Died 6 June 1991
Stan Getz
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1927-02-02
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Stan Getz

Stan Getz Biography (BBC)

Few if any saxophonists have rivalled the intense purity of tone created by Stan Getz. Whether playing slow ballads or at speed, he combined the airy lightness of Lester Young with a feathery, burnished tone that was unsurpassably beautiful.

Early in his career he played in various big bands including Stan Kenton and Benny Goodman, but it was his stint with Woody Herman in the late 1940s that brought him to national attention, both as a member of the 'Four Brothers' reed section, and as the soloist on a ravishing version of Early Autumn.

In 1949 he launched his solo career, and he continued to lead his own small groups for the rest of his career. He had frequent drug problems, including a period in jail in 1954. In the 1950s he toured as a star soloist with Stan Kenton's band, appeared in Jazz At The Philharmonic concerts, and made numerous sessions for Norman Granz's Verve label.

He had worked in Sweden in 1951 and settled there again in the late 1950s. On his return to the USA at the start of the 1960s he launched the bossa nova craze, with discs featuring the music of Antonio Carlos Jobim and Joao Gilberto. He became one of the most popular and biggest selling jazz artists of the period, and his groups included the pick of contemporary jazz players.

For much of his life he continued to battle addiction and his own complex temperament, but throughout the 1960s, 70s and 80s he continued to make marvellous music, even during his final years, when he was dying from cancer.

Stan Getz Biography (Wikipedia)

Stan Getz (born Stanley Gayetski; February 2, 1927 – June 6, 1991) was an American jazz saxophonist. Playing primarily the tenor saxophone, Getz was known as "The Sound" because of his warm, lyrical tone, his prime influence being the wispy, mellow timbre of his idol, Lester Young. Coming to prominence in the late 1940s with Woody Herman's big band, Getz is described by critic Scott Yanow as "one of the all-time great tenor saxophonists". Getz performed in bebop and cool jazz groups. Influenced by João Gilberto and Antônio Carlos Jobim, he popularized bossa nova in America with the hit single "The Girl from Ipanema" (1964).

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The Singing Song
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Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most
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Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most
Astrud Gilberto
Girl From Ipanema
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Girl From Ipanema
Antônio Carlos Jobim
So Danca Samba
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So Danca Samba
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Quiet Night Of Quiet Stars (Corcovado)
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Quiet Night Of Quiet Stars (Corcovado)
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Ah-Moore (Amout)
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Ah-Moore (Amout)
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Desafinado
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Desafinado
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O Morro Nao Te Vez
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O Morro Nao Te Vez
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Desafinado
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Desafinado
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It Never Entered My Mind
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It Never Entered My Mind
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Stockholm Street
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Stockholm Street
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Night Rider
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Night Rider
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Once Upon A Time
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Once Upon A Time
Stan Getz And Astrud Gilberto
Girl From Ipanema
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Girl From Ipanema

Girl From Ipanema

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Stan Getz And Astrud Gilberto
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Menina Moca
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Menina Moca
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Autumn Leaves
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Autumn Leaves
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Saudade Vem Correndo
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Saudade Vem Correndo
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Misty
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Misty
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Billie's Bounce
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Billie's Bounce
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One Note Samba
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One Note Samba
Antônio Carlos Jobim
The Girl from Ipanema
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The Girl from Ipanema
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Any Old Time Of Day
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Any Old Time Of Day
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The Thrill Is Gone
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The Thrill Is Gone
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Balanco No Samba
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Balanco No Samba
Richard Rodgers
Little Girl Blue
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Little Girl Blue
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O Pato
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O Pato
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La Fiesta Jazz
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La Fiesta Jazz
Shorty Rogers
Summer Sequence
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Summer Sequence
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Lullaby of Birdland
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Lullaby of Birdland
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I Remember When
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I Remember When
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The Girl From Ipanema
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The Girl From Ipanema
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A Summer Afternoon
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A Summer Afternoon
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Body And Soul
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Body And Soul
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Blues For Mary Jane
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Blues For Mary Jane
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Bronx Blues
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Bronx Blues
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I Want To Live
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I Want To Live
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First Song (for Ruth)
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First Song (for Ruth)
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East of the Sun (and West of the Moon)
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East of the Sun (and West of the Moon)
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Blood Count
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Blood Count
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Stella By Starlight
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Stella By Starlight
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I Remember You
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I Remember You
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