June 12, 2012
Sony Music
World, Cool, Fusion, Bossa Nova, Post-Bop, Jazz Instrument, Saxophone Jazz, Brazilian Traditions

Album Review

With his beautiful, Lester Young-inspired tone, his grace with a melody, and his willingness to gently push boundaries, tenor saxophonist Stan Getz was known as "The Sound" for good reason. Coming to fame with the Woody Herman band in the '40s, he held his own through both the swing and bebop eras, then found renewed commercial success in the early '60s when a João Gilberto collaboration, "The Girl from Ipanema," was a big hit and ushered in a bossa nova boom. Getz loved playing with bold young players like Chick Corea and Stanley Clarke, and he didn't shy away from new technology, championing the Echoplex for a time. This wonderful set includes the albums he recorded for Columbia Records between 1972 and 1979 (most of which he produced himself), as well as the soundtrack LP to a Dutch film called Forest Eyes from 1979, and a bonus disc of Getz at Carnegie Hall for the 40th anniversary of the Woody Herman band that also includes live sets from the 1977 Montreux Jazz and the 1979 Havana Jam festivals. It's beautifully packaged, and Getz is Getz throughout.
Steve Leggett, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. La Fiesta
  2. Five Hundred Miles High
  3. Captain Marvel
  4. Times Lie
  5. Lush Life
  6. Day Waves
  7. Crystal Silence
  8. Captain Marvel [Alternate Take] [Alternate Take]
  9. Five Hundred Miles High [Alternate Take] [Alternate Take]
  10. Double Rainbow
  11. Aguas de Marco [Waters of March]
  12. Ligia
  13. Falsa Baiana
  14. Retrato en Branco e Preto [Picture in Black and White]
  15. Izaura (You Know You Shouldn't Stay)
  16. Eu Vim da Bahia
  17. João Marcello
  18. E Preciso Perdoar
  19. Just One of Those Things
  20. Eu Vim da Bahia [Alternate Take] [Alternate Take]
  21. E Preciso Perdoar [Alternate Take] [Alternate Take]
  22. Just One of Those Things [Alternate Take] [Alternate Take]
  23. Summer Night
  24. Raven's Wood
  25. Lover Man (Oh, Where Can You Be?)
  26. Invitation
  27. I'll Never Be the Same
  28. Lester Left Town
  29. Body and Soul
  30. What Am I Here For
  31. Serenade to Sweden
  32. The Chess Players
  33. The Peacocks
  34. My Buddy
  35. The Hour of Parting
  36. Rose Marie
  37. This Is All I Ask
  38. Skylark
  39. Mosaic/Would You Like to Take a Walk
  40. Pretty City
  41. Keep Dreaming
  42. Sabra
  43. Anna
  44. Another World
  45. Sum Sum
  46. Willow Weep for Me
  47. Blue Serge
  48. Brave Little Pernille
  49. Club 7 and Other Wild Places
  50. Don't Cry for Me Argentina [From Evita]
  51. Children of the World
  52. Livin' It Up
  53. Street Tattoo
  54. Hopscotch
  55. Rainy Afternoons
  56. You, Me and the Spring
  57. Summer Poem
  58. The Dreamer
  59. Around the Day in Eighty Worlds
  60. We Are Free
  61. Tails, Pts. 1-2
  62. Shades of Blues [Main Theme from Een Pak Slaag]
  63. Heron's Flight
  64. Forest Eyes
  65. Drowsy
  66. Silva
  67. Little Lady
  68. Eye of the Storm
  69. Four Brothers [Live][*]
  70. Early Autumn [Live][*]
  71. Cousins [Live][*]
  72. Blue Serge [Live][*]
  73. Blue Getz Blues [Live][*]
  74. Caldonia (What Makes Your Big Head So Hard?) [Live][*]
  75. Infant Eyes [Live][*]
  76. Tin Tin Deo [Live][*]
  77. Polka Dots and Moonbeams [Live][*]