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Norv Granz, owner of Verve, put it on the shelf, so as not to distract form Getz Bossa Nova success. The tape got lost for 30 years!
Jazz Standards, Beautiful, lyrical, masterful, spectacularly well recorded. Back up band includes the then unknown Gary Burton on vibes.
Standout hit is Gershwin's "Summertime". This album is emotional, (not cool), very much like Getz 80's Concord recordings. Not much Bebop, no virtuoso shootouts. A lot of Ballads, which Getz does best!
Stan the Man had tired of the limiting nature of Bossa Nova, and being pigeon-holed as a featherweight. Also his affair with Astrud Gilberto had torpedoed her marriage to the shy introverted Joao Gilberto, so it was unlikely the Getz/Gilberto arrangement would bear more fruit.
Getz got a whole new band (of unknowns), and a whole new direction. He was at the height of his powers before the lost 70's and his resurgence in the 80's. He taps the then unknown Gary Burton on vibes and records this masterpiece of melody, harmony and smooth laid back Cool.
Then Granz put the tape on the shelf (not to interfer with Bossa Nova's success) and lost it!!! For 30 some years it is misplaced, to turn up again in the 90's after Getz death.
What we have here is a masterpiece, in my Getz-best list. Getz floats and soars. Burton is all over the vibes to keep up. Lots of gorgeous ballads with smooth buttery tone (listen to "Summertime"). Very romantic. Title track is a standout, as is "Here is that Rainy Day", "Little Girl Blue". Stan degs deep in his soul to play here. This CD is more like his profound late 80's output, like "Anniversary" than anything else I can think of.
Getz did hundreds and hundreds of albums, this ranks with the best.
Highest recommendation. Get it while you can. On my tough grading system this gets an "A" or five stars as representative of the best of Getz work, and an all-time Jazz classic.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a really nice set of recordings that were released after the death of Stan Getz. They are straight ahead recordings with Gary Burton on vibes and no piano. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Richard D. Guba
Stan Getz and Gary Burton playing great straight ahead jazz, a beautiful example of Gary Burton's terrific comping ability with four mallets behind soloists earlier in his career. Read morePublished 23 months ago by ed pias