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A rememberance
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In 1962, at 13, my jazz loving grandmother introduced me to Stan Getz. When I say 'introduced' I don't mean in-person, but it seemed like it to me.I was asked to sit in the sweet spot while my…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Lansing Jun 28.

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Mike Lansing replied to Jacomb Baker's discussion A rememberance
"Original influence was Mickey One. Since the Hi-Fi was playing off-key, my mimicking of notes led me into strange new worlds, such as C#, F#, B, A flat, etc. Since Mr. Getz was familiar with all of the keys of the saxophone, it was a travesty for me…"
Jun 28
Mike Lansing replied to Jacomb Baker's discussion A rememberance
"The original influence starting out was Mickey One. Since the Hi-Fi was playing the record off-key, it led me eventually into strange new worlds such as concert C#, F#, B, Aflat, etc. Since Mr. Getz was familiar with all of the keys of the…"
Jun 28

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a Getz fan since 1962 (I was 13) when my jazz loving grandmother played Stan's 'Big Band Bossa Nova' album for me. This moment in time started me on a lifetime of love and respect for this amazing man's music.

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