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Posts tagged ‘Stan Getz’

12
Aug
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Vintage Stan Getz Quartet Live

A good friend sent me a link to a historic and incredible video featuring a live performance of the Stan Getz Quartet from 1965 or 66 featuring Gary Burton, Steve Swallow and Roy Haynes. It was shot for a BBC series titled Jazz Goes To College. Read moreRead more

19
Jul
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Jazz Stylist Stan Getz

Contributed by guest blogger Douglas Payne

Tenor saxophonist Stan Getz (1927-91) is one of jazz’s best and best-known sax players. His warm, lyrical sound transcended many fads and fashions in jazz and was remarkably consistent throughout his long and varied career. Although he played everything from bebop to cool jazz, he is best remembered for popularizing the warm wave of the Brazilian Bossa Nova in America during the early 1960s, scoring huge, timeless hits with such songs as “The Girl from Ipanema.” Read moreRead more

27
Feb
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My Friend Teo

Contributed by guest blogger Dr. Dave Schroeder, Director of Jazz Studies at NYU Steinhardt

I actually organized this interview session with Teo along with John Snyder from Artists House Music and was present at the session to direct traffic.  I had gotten to know Teo Macero back in 2003 when I became director of Jazz Studies at NYU.  Chico Hamilton, one of my friends and colleagues at the New School, was also a close friend of Teo’s and suggested that he contact me to lend support to my jazz program.  Teo called me and Read moreRead more