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Stan Getz

Alyn Shipton is joined by biographer Dave Gelly to select the finest recordings by the great saxophonist Stan Getz, including some with the 1940s Woody Herman Orchestra.

To choose the finest recordings by Stan Getz, Alyn Shipton is joined by the great saxophonist's biographer Dave Gelly. Together, they pick the critical high points of Getz's work, from the 1940s Woody Herman Orchestra, through to his many small groups, and by way of the bossa nova craze to his final quartet of the 1980s.

1 hour

Last on

Sat 7 Nov 2009 16:00


Music Played

  • Woody Herman and His Orchestra

    Four Brothers

    Composer: Guiffre Performers: Ernie Royal, Bernie Glow, Stan Fishelson, Irvin 'Marky' Markowitz, Shorty Rogers (trumpet); Earl Swope, Ollie Wilson, Bob Swift (trombone); Woody Herman, Herbie Steward, Stan Getz, John 'Zoot' Sims, Serge Chaloff (reeds); Fred Otis (piano).; Gene Sargent (guitar); Walter Yoder (baritone saxophone); Don Lamond (drums). Rec. Hollywood, December 27, 1947.

    • Complete Columbia Recordings of Woody Herman and His Orchestra.
    • Mosaic.
    • : 223 Disc 7.
  • Woody Herman and His Orchestra

    Early Autumn

    Composer: Burns Performers: Ernie Royal, Bernie Glow, Stan Fishelson, Red Rodney, Shorty Rogers, tp; Earl Swope, Bill Harris, Ollie Wilson, Bob Swift, tb; Woody Herman, Sam Marowitz, Al Cohn, Zoot Sims, Stan Getz, Serge Chaloff, reeds; Lou Levy, p.; Chubby Jackson, b.; Don Lamond, d. Rec. December, 1948.

    • Wood Herman: Keeper of The Flame.
    • Capitol Jazz.
    • : Capitol CDP7984532.
  • The Stan Getz Quartet

    Long Island Sound

    Composer: Getz Performers: Stan Getz, ts; Al Haig, p.; Gene Ramey, b.; Stan Levey, d. Rec. New York, 21st June, 1949.

    • The Chronological: 1946 - 1949.
    • Classics.
    • : 1126.
  • Stan Getz Quintet

    The Song Is You

    Composer: Kern/Hammerstein II Performers: Stan Getz, ts; Al Haig, p.; Jimmy Raney, g.; Teddy Kotick, b.; Tiny Kahn, d. Rec. Storyville Club, Boston, October 1951.

    • Stan Getz: Complete Foost Sessions.
    • Jazz Factory.
    • : JFCD 22839 CD 3.
  • Johnny Smith Quintet

    Moonlight in Vermont

    Composer: Seussdorf/Blackburn Performers: Stan Getz, ts; Sanford Gold, p.; Johnny Smith, g.; Eddie Safranski, b.; Don Lamond, d. Rec. New York, March 1952.

    • The Chronological: 1951 - 52.
    • Classics.
    • : 1338.
  • Stan Getz/Shelly Manne


    Composer: Dabney/Brown/Mark Performers: Stan Getz, ts; Conte Candoli, tp; Leroy Vinnegar, b.; Lou Levy, p.; Shelly Manne, d. Rec. Los Angeles, August 15th, 1955.

    • West Coast Jazz.
    • Verve.
    • : 2304 330 Side B.
  • The Stan Getz Quartet

    You're Blase

    Composer: Hamilton/Sievier Performers: Stan Getz, ts; Leroy Vinnegar, b.; Lou Levy, p.; Stan Levey, d. Rec. Los Angeles, November 24th, 1956.

    • The Steamer.
    • Verve.
    • : 2304 533 Side A.
  • Stan Getz

    I'm Late, I'm Late

    Composer: Eddie Sauter Performers: Stan Getz, ts; John Neves, b.; Roy Haynes, d.; string ensemble including members of the Beaux-Arts Quartet, cond. by Hershy Kay. Rec. New York City, 1961.

    • Focus.
    • Verve.
    • : 8219822.
  • Stan Getz & Charlie Byrd - O Pato

    Composer: Silva/Teixeira Performers: Stan Getz, ts; Charlie Byrd, g.; Keter Betts, b.; Gene Byrd, b.; Buddy Deppenschmidt; d.; Bill Reichenbach, d. Rec. Washing DC, February 1962.

  • Stan Getz

    Nobody Else But Me

    Composer: Kern/Hammerstein II Performers: Stan Getz, ts; Gary burton, vib.; Gene Cherico, b.; Joe Hunt, d.;

    • Nobody Else But Me.
    • Verve.
    • : 521660.
  • Stan Getz

    Billy Highstreet Samba

    Composer: Chuck Loeb Performers: Stan Getz, ts; Mitchel Forman, kbs; Chuck Loeb, g.; Mark Egan, b.; Victor Lewis, d.; Bobby Thomas, perc. Rec. Davout Studios, Paris, France, November 4, 1981.

    • Billy Highstreet Samba.
    • Emarcy.
    • : 838 771-2.
  • Lance Ellington

    Blood Count

    Artist: Stan Getz Quartet Performers: Stan Getz, ts; Jim McNeely, p.; Marc Johnson, b.; Victor Lewis, d. Rec. Live at the New Morning, Paris, 1982.

    • Live in Paris.
    • Dreyfus.
    • : FDM 365772.