this last days I read two different informatons: the tune "Parker 51" was composed by Stan Getz or by Jimmy Raney? And the album "The greatest of Stan Getz" contains a performance of "Parker 51" from 1951 live session at Storyville? THANK YOU. Daniela
Daniela, Parker 51 is credited to Jimmy Raney.
And yes from that recording "The Greatest of Stan Getz"
the track Parker 51 is from a live broadcast from Storyville
in Boston October 28 1951.
Surely one of the greatest live recordings.
Parker 51 has been transcribed by Tim Price in his book "Great Tenor Sax Solos".
So maybe he can shed some light on this.
Well unless I am mistaken most likely this is a transcribtion of Stan's solo.
Of course the head is printed first. The solos must be following after;))
I am the tune was composed by Jimmy Raney. First because Stan Getz never really composed anything. There are a few tunes in his discography which were signed under Getz's name, but they are most of all improvisations on blues or standard chord changes. In his collaboration with Jimmy Raney, Getz mostly played standards arranged by Raney or some original compositions of the guitarist. So Parker 51 is likely to be one of those.