Stan Getz

The Other Side of Stan Getz

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A two-disc sampler (at over two hours in combined length, sampler might not be exactly the correct term) of Stan Getz's stay at Verve Records, The Other Side of Stan Getz is a wonderfully varied introduction to the heartbreaking and beautiful tone of this brilliant tenor sax player. The list of side players is astounding, including such jazz luminaries as J.J. Johnson, Ray Brown, Dizzy Gillespie, Lionel Hampton, Kenny Burrell, Roy Haynes, Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, Herb Ellis, Sonny Stitt, Oscar Peterson, Max Roach and many others, making this set feel like the snapshot of several eras at once, with Getz's steady, lyrical sax playing tying everything together. It's no wonder he was known as "the Sound."

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