Stan Getz

Stan Getz Gold

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This session finds tenor saxophonist Stan Getz in superb form. Recorded for his 50th birthday in 1977 with his modern quartet (featuring pianist Joanne Brackeen, bassist Niels Pedersen, and drummer Billy Hart), Getz is heard live at Copenhagen's Montmartre, celebrating with some brilliant playing. The emphasis is mostly on standards but there have been few versions of such songs as "Lady Sings the Blues," "Lush Life," "Lester Left Town," and "Eiderdown" that could compare with the lyricism and creativity of these renditions. This is essential music featuring a master at his best.