Stan Getz

This Is Jazz, Vol. 14

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Though purists will find Stan Getz's This Is Jazz, Vol. 14 frustratingly incomplete, it isn't designed for them. The entire This is Jazz series is targeted at casual fans and neophytes, who only want a sampling of a famous jazz artist. In that sense, this disc does its job quite well, mixing bossa nova selections with more bop-oriented cuts, giving a general idea of what Getz accomplished. Of course, this only is the tip of the iceberg as far as Getz's work goes -- after all, it only features his music for Columbia -- but it's enough to spark the interest of anyone wanting to explore his vast catalog.

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