RELEASE
February 08, 2011
LABEL
Hip-O Select
GENRES
Jazz, Post-Bop, Jazz Instrument, Bop, Saxophone Jazz, West Coast Jazz, Cool

Album Review

Basically, what you see is what you get: all of the recordings Stan Getz did for the Norgran and Clef between December of 1952 and January of 1955. Most of this material has been issued several times -- at least -- by numerous labels legally and illegally. What makes the Hip-O Select set the definitive issue is, besides proper licensing, that all of these cuts, the 10" albums -- Stan Getz Plays, The Artistry of Stan Getz, all three Interpretations volumes, and Stan Getz & the Cool Sounds -- along with all the single and EP releases for a total of 45 sides -- three of them previously unreleased -- and a pair of studio cuts that appeared on the otherwise live Stan Getz at the Shrine appear in chronological order. The vast majority of these sessions were recorded with quintets. The membership of these Getz bands featured Bob Brookmeyer on all but the last where he is replaced by Tony Fruscella, pianist John Williams (though Duke Jordan appears on the earliest of these tracks with guitarist Jimmy Raney), bassist Teddy Kotick and drummer Frank Isola. Six performances were recorded by a quartet that included pianist Jimmy Rowles, drummer Max Roach, and bassist Bob Whitlock. Two of them, alternate takes of "I Hadn't Anyone 'Til You," and "Nobody But You" are previously unissued. The other unreleased cut is an alternate take of "It Don't Mean Thing," recorded with the quintet during August of 1953. The liner notes by Ashley Khan offer a typically excellent historical titime linef the sessions and the relationship between Norman Granz and Getz during during a fruitful but chaotic period in the saxophonist's life personally and professionally, without editorializing. They also include a painstaking sessionography, photographs of single labels, and album covers with the three discs presented in heavy cardboard adorned with original cover art; all of it housed handsomely in a slipcase. The remastered sound is warm and full; exponentially better than it appears anywhere else. For real Getz collectors, the set is a necessity.
Thom Jurek, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Stella by Starlighthttp://itunes.apple.com/album/quintets-the-clef-norgran/id417124782?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  2. Time on My Handshttp://itunes.apple.com/album/quintets-the-clef-norgran/id417124782?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  3. 'Tis Autumnhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/quintets-the-clef-norgran/id417124782?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  4. The Way You Look Tonighthttp://itunes.apple.com/album/quintets-the-clef-norgran/id417124782?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  5. Lover Come Back to Mehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/quintets-the-clef-norgran/id417124782?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  6. Body and Soulhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/quintets-the-clef-norgran/id417124782?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  7. Stars Fell on Alabamahttp://itunes.apple.com/album/quintets-the-clef-norgran/id417124782?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  8. You Turned the Tables on Mehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/quintets-the-clef-norgran/id417124782?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  9. Thanks for the Memoryhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/quintets-the-clef-norgran/id417124782?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  10. Hymn of the Orienthttp://itunes.apple.com/album/quintets-the-clef-norgran/id417124782?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  11. These Foolish Things (Remind Me of You)http://itunes.apple.com/album/quintets-the-clef-norgran/id417124782?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  12. How Deep Is the Ocean?http://itunes.apple.com/album/quintets-the-clef-norgran/id417124782?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  13. Have You Met Miss Jones?http://itunes.apple.com/album/quintets-the-clef-norgran/id417124782?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  14. Eruditionhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/quintets-the-clef-norgran/id417124782?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  15. Cool Mixhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/quintets-the-clef-norgran/id417124782?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  16. Rustic Hophttp://itunes.apple.com/album/quintets-the-clef-norgran/id417124782?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  17. Love and the Weatherhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/quintets-the-clef-norgran/id417124782?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  18. Spring Is Herehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/quintets-the-clef-norgran/id417124782?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  19. Crazy Rhythmhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/quintets-the-clef-norgran/id417124782?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  20. Willow Weep for Mehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/quintets-the-clef-norgran/id417124782?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  21. The Nearness of Youhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/quintets-the-clef-norgran/id417124782?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  22. Pot Luckhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/quintets-the-clef-norgran/id417124782?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  23. Minor Blueshttp://itunes.apple.com/album/quintets-the-clef-norgran/id417124782?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  24. Fascinatin' Rhythmhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/quintets-the-clef-norgran/id417124782?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  25. I Don't Know What Time It Washttp://itunes.apple.com/album/quintets-the-clef-norgran/id417124782?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  26. Tangerinehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/quintets-the-clef-norgran/id417124782?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  27. Pot Luck [Single Version] [*][Version]http://itunes.apple.com/album/quintets-the-clef-norgran/id417124782?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  28. It Don't Mean a Thing [Alternate Version] [Alternate Take][#][*][Versiohttp://itunes.apple.com/album/quintets-the-clef-norgran/id417124782?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  29. I Hadn't Anyone 'Til Youhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/quintets-the-clef-norgran/id417124782?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  30. Down by the Sycamore Treehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/quintets-the-clef-norgran/id417124782?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  31. With the Wind and the Rain in Your Hairhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/quintets-the-clef-norgran/id417124782?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  32. Nobody Else But Mehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/quintets-the-clef-norgran/id417124782?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  33. I Hadn't Anyone 'Til You [Alternate Take] [Alternate Take][#]http://itunes.apple.com/album/quintets-the-clef-norgran/id417124782?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  34. Nobody Else But Me [Alternate Take] [Alternate Take][#]http://itunes.apple.com/album/quintets-the-clef-norgran/id417124782?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  35. It Don't Mean a Thinghttp://itunes.apple.com/album/quintets-the-clef-norgran/id417124782?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  36. The Varsity Draghttp://itunes.apple.com/album/quintets-the-clef-norgran/id417124782?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  37. Give Me the Simple Lifehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/quintets-the-clef-norgran/id417124782?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  38. Oh, Jane Snavelyhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/quintets-the-clef-norgran/id417124782?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  39. I'll Remember Aprilhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/quintets-the-clef-norgran/id417124782?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  40. We'll Be Together Again [EP Version] [*][Version]http://itunes.apple.com/album/quintets-the-clef-norgran/id417124782?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  41. We'll Be Together Again [LP Version] [*][Version]http://itunes.apple.com/album/quintets-the-clef-norgran/id417124782?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  42. Feather Merchant [*]http://itunes.apple.com/album/quintets-the-clef-norgran/id417124782?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  43. Flamingo [*]http://itunes.apple.com/album/quintets-the-clef-norgran/id417124782?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  44. Blue Bells [*]http://itunes.apple.com/album/quintets-the-clef-norgran/id417124782?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  45. Round Up Time [*]http://itunes.apple.com/album/quintets-the-clef-norgran/id417124782?uo=5&at=11l9vR
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