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Stan Getz

Stan Getz a major tenor sax soloist and bandleader for over 35 years, also known as “The Sound” for his big, full, pure, lyrical tonality. Jack Teagarden (Trombone) and Lester Young were early influences. John Coltrane was an admirer of his sound and it set him apart among other great saxophone players of the day. Stan was West Coast Jazz a cool style with a little Bossa Nova thrown in.  Essential albums:

mickey-one

Mickey One

focus

Focus

West Coast Jazz

West Coast Jazz

Getz-Gilberto

Getz-Gilberto

 

 

1986 interview 

Discography

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