A Life in Jazz: A Musical Biography

A Life in Jazz: A Musical Biography

by Stan Getz


Choose Expedited Shipping at checkout for guaranteed delivery by Wednesday, September 25


This sampler of Stan Getz's Verve recordings was released at the same time (in 1996) as a definitive biography also titled A Life in Jazz. The 11 selections are all excellent but would have been more effective if released in chronological order. There are three numbers from the 1950s, five from the '60s, one from 1987 and two from 1991 including a version of "Night and Day" that is taken from the tenor's final recording session. Highlights include "Billie's Bounce" (a 1957 collaboration with trombonist J.J. Johnson), "Corcovado" from the Getz/Gilberto album and "Summertime" with Gary Burton; there is also a guest shot with Abbey Lincoln. All of the selections are available elsewhere but this CD serves as a good introduction to Stan Getz's musical magic.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/30/1996
Label: Polygram Records
UPC: 0731453511927
catalogNumber: 535119
Rank: 234088

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Stan Getz   Primary Artist,Tenor Saxophone
Bob Brookmeyer   Trombone,Valve Trombone
Gary Burton   Vibes
Ron Carter   Bass
Herb Ellis   Guitar
Ella Fitzgerald   Vocals
Astrud Gilberto   Vocals
João Gilberto   Guitar,Vocals
Hank Jones   Piano
Duke Jordan   Piano
Steve Kuhn   Piano
Oscar Peterson   Piano
Jimmy Raney   Guitar
Rufus Reid   Bass
Grady Tate   Drums
Victor Lewis   Drums
Frank deVol   Conductor
Connie Kay   Drums
Abbey Lincoln   Vocals
Milton Banana   Drums
Kenny Barron   Piano
Ray Brown   Bass
Gene Cherico   Bass
Armando Anthony Corea   Piano
Bill Crow   Bass
Gerald Tarack   Violin,Vocals
Charlie Haden   Bass
Roy Haynes   Drums
Frank Isola   Drums
Antonio Carlos Jobim   Piano
J.J. Johnson   Trombone
Alan Martin   Violin
John Neves   Bass
Bruce Rogers   Cello
Joe Hunt   Drums
Hershy Kay   Conductor
Tommy Williams   Bass
Jacob Glick   Viola
Tommy Williams   Bass
Mark Johnson   Drums

Technical Credits

Gigi Gryce   Composer
Frank deVol   Arranger,Composer
Jean-Philippe Allard   Producer
Norman Granz   Producer
Cole Porter   Composer
Peter Pullman   Notes Editing
Eddie Sauter   Arranger
Richard Seidel   Executive Producer
Creed Taylor   Producer
Ib Skovgaard   Producer
Frank DeVol & His Orchestra   Contributor
Wendi Traub-Cohen   Art Direction
Richard Aquan   Cover Design

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews