- Audio CD (October 21, 2008)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Original recording remastered
- Label: Verve
- ASIN: B001G9LVMK
- Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #442,125 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
Stan Getz in Stockholm Original recording remastered
Getz was in his early prime as a leader when he recorded this 1955 show with a clearly inspired Swedish rhythm section. This overlooked gem deserves rediscovery: Get Happy; Everything Happens to Me; Jeepers Creepers; Without a Song; Over the Rainbow , and more!
Top Customer Reviews
NOTE: The eight bonus tracks shown on this Amazon page are mistakenly listed here, as they are tracks from STAN GETZ IN SWEDEN 1958-60 (Dragon DRCD 263).
First of all, this album is a must have in anyone's jazz collection. Every solo Stan plays on this session is a gem of perfection. I would easily pick this as an album of Getz solos that musicians should transcribe, study and play. You're lucky to finally have it in CD form, so that you can't wear out the vinyl, as you certainly would, as it is THAT great a session.
The liner notes doomed this album. I sincerely believe the reason this album never went down as among Stan's greatest had everything to do with those notes. I recall, at the record shop, reading the notes caused me to actually think about passing on this one! In fact I was kinda surprised that the writer focused so much on Stan's recent illness (from which he was now fully recovered) instead of downplaying it, as is usually the commercial practice. Maybe Verve thought the notes should "prepare" fans to hear a "weak" Stan. Or maybe their idea was that you'd be pleasantly surprised that "sickly" Stan could sound so strong. Verve should have LISTENED to the final, gorgeous results, then had the annotator edit his damned and damning liner! Truthfully, I could never hear anything weak about Stan's playing on this date. He did play with a breathier sound on this date, but that sound just reminded me of the young, cool, "Early Autumn" Stan. What I've always heard in this recording was a rejuvinated Stan Getz, thankful to have survived Malaria, and oh, so glad to be playing at such a high level again with this wonderful rhythm section.Read more ›
during the 1950's, The Sound decided to take some time off during a European
tour to record this time-honoured goodwill hit during a stay in Sweden. Backed
by three Swedish jazz musicians, Stan Getz In Stockholm gives a program that
made up of standards heralded by a mix of ballads and faster post-bop rhythm
played with eclectic force. Beginning on the first-rate take on Indiana, the track
set kicks off on other snappy takes with Without A Song, I Don't Stand A Ghost
Of A Chance and even their lovely reading of Over The Rainbow. Stan Getz In
Stockholm closes with two uptempo numbers--the sprightly-honed take on Get
Happy, whom Getz introduces with a full-fledged solo in full-fledged mode, and
their bubbly take on the shuffling Jeepers Creepers, which sounds breezy, light
and airy, while other standards such as Get Happy, I Can't Believe That You're
In Love With Me and Everything Happens To Me add to this artistic merriment.
As one of his best albums from this creative period, he again hones trademark
tone as he showcase a warm rich melodic charm he performs slightly well, but
the best part however is owed to Getz' lyricism where it is featured at in a high
peak form, and that is something that he will truly be best-remembered for.