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top 100 songs and from what album to put in my player
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Stan Getz as Side Man

Started Nov 10, 2009


Welcome, Rick Ransom!

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About me:
Father, Musician, Music Educator, Jazz Guitarist:
Stan Getz is one Cool Cat I really dig.The best Tenor Sax player ever. Music has always been a large factor in my LIFE and sharing what I know in all forms has been a great part of my LIFE, Music Education,Music History, and just playing music.

"Rhythm Guitar is just like vanilla extract in cake. You know you don't taste it when it there,but sure know when it's left out!'

My health is sadly failing me, [peripheral nerve cancer, the protean sheath the surrounds the brain stem all the way down the spine..I had 3 Gama knifes done so far, and it is idle for now(3x)] and all is being done that can be done and I'm cool with all that, but I want to share with all that I can [Info,Music,Friendship] would kind of make make me real happy and that's kind of what this site is all about sharing one of my most favorite Sax Players [I use Stan's single lines in solo's all the time] but also his history that will always endure the test of time...... Please enjoy his Music and his History as much as I do,and I'm sure you all do.....

A little about me;
I did enjoy teaching private guitar lessons very much. I would teach using a very "hands-on" approach - I tried to show people stuff they could really use in a real playing situation, not just the theory for theory's sake[I sneak that in so it was more effective in how they learn]. I tried to help students play the music they want

to play, I did not have a set agenda. You can play music on so many different levels, some people want to become serious jazz guitarists, others want to just play some blues or rock for fun so they could jam with their friends[here is where I sneak in the theory that cool b3rd's,and hold and bend] it's all good. I'm a very patient teacher. I tried to teach a balance of musical fundamentals - scales, technique, theory, ear training- along with songs the students wants to learn. A lot of students come to me with a specific songs they want to learn and then we could use that song as our guide [ear training]and that will usually lead to some new and different techniques, chords, harmony or other concepts and a touch of theory we can explore together. Music Education is very important in all mental growth it is one of few things in life that let's you use both side of the brain at one time,to get one out put...........a song.............a does not have to be personal yet it is.....everyone has there own voice in music when they play, it is all about developing that voice.......and making it their own.

Richard W. Ransom Jr.

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Thank You All..............;-)

C, E-flat and G Go into a Bar



. The bartender says, "sorry,
but we don't serve minors." So E-flat leaves, and C and G
have an open fifth between them. After a few drinks, the
fifth is diminished and G is out flat. F comes in and tries
to augment the situation, but is not sharp enough.

D comes in and heads for the bathroom saying, "Excuse me.
I'll just be a second." Then A comes in, but the bartender
is not convinced that this relative of C is not a minor.
Then the bartender notices B-flat hiding at the end of the
bar and says, "Get out! You're the seventh minor I've found
in this bar tonight."

E-Flat comes back the next night in a three-piece suit with
nicely shined shoes. The bartender says, "you're looking
sharp tonight. Come on in, this could be a major
development." Sure enough, E-flat soon takes off his suit
and everything else, and is au natural.

Eventually C sobers up and realizes in horror that he's
under a rest. C is brought to trial, found guilty of
contributing to the diminution of a minor, and is sentenced
to 10 years of D.S. without Coda at an upscale correctional

LOL for sure.....


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Posted on November 20, 2009 at 10:16am

The complete Stan Getz Discography-Sessions 1943-91 part 4

All Things Stan: part 4


Stan Getz Quintet

Stan Getz, Erik Nordstrom (ts) Bobo Stenson (p) Gunnar Johnson (b) Kenneth Fogerlund (d)

Goteborg, Sweden, April 6, 1970

'Round About Midnight Philology (It) W 40-2

A Night In Tunisia -

* Stan Getz - Sweetie Pie (Philology (It) W 40-2)


Stan Getz Quartet

Stan Getz (ts) Eddy Louiss (org) Rene Thomas (g) Bernard Lubat (d)

"Ronnie Scott's… Continue

Posted on November 11, 2009 at 4:16pm

The complete Stan Getz Discography-Sessions 1943-91 part 3

All Things Stan: part 3


Stan Getz Quartet

Stan Getz (ts) Jan Johansson (p) Daniel Jordan (b) William Schiopffe (d)

"Kildevangs Church", Copenhagen, Denmark, January 14 & 15, 1960

26879 Night And Day Verve MGV 8393-2, MGV 8401

26880 Pammie's Tune -

26881 Born To Be Blue Jazz Unlimited (Swd) JUCD 2002

26882 I Like To Recognize The Tune Verve MGV 8393-2, MGV 8401

26883 When The… Continue

Posted on November 11, 2009 at 4:13pm

The complete Stan Getz Discography-Sessions 1943-91 part 2

All Things Stan: part 2


Stan Getz Quartet

Stan Getz (ts) Al Haig (p) Tommy Potter (b) Roy Haynes (d) Junior Parker (vo -1,2)

NYC, January 6, 1950

1. BL1200C Stardust Birdland 6002; Prestige PR 7516, (J) SLP 47

2. BL1201B Goodnight, My Love -

3. BL1202C There's A Small Hotel Birdland 6001; Prestige 45-250, PREP 1311, PRLP 7002; Moodsville MVLP 35; Prestige PR 24019

4. BL1203A Too Marvelous For… Continue

Posted on November 11, 2009 at 4:08pm

The complete Stan Getz Discography-Sessions 1943-91 part 1

All Things Stan: part 1 1943- 49

1943 (The age of 16)

Jack Teagarden And His Orchestra

Chuck Mackey, Louis Obergh, Nelson Shelladay or Corky Johnson (tp) Wally Barron, Palmar Combatelli, Jack Teagarden Jr. (tb) Jack Teagarden (tb, vo) Irving Frank or Herb Hamilton, Gish Gilberston, Hal Tennyson (as) Stan Getz (ts) unknown (bars) John Witter (p) Vic Cipponeri (b) Frank Horrington (d) Phyllis Lane… Continue

Posted on November 11, 2009 at 4:03pm

Comment Wall (14 comments)

At 11:06am on September 15, 2009, Bev Getz said…
Hi Richard! Thanks for uploading so many wonderful tracks! I've never heard many of these!

That sounds like Chick on Crystal Silence... was this tune originally slated to be on Captain Marvel? The mix sounds very much like the rest of that album. Could you send me the mp3 of it? I would really love to have it! (-; If so...

Thanks also for the many pics! Wonderful! Happy you found us here and that you're a member!

At 10:59am on September 22, 2009, Hilde Hefte said…
Hi dear Rick.
THANK YOU for the most beautiful comment!!!! Made my day much brighter.
I've never heard of the singer you mentioned - have to check I would love to hear her sing.
About the piano, it's not me on piano it's Egil Kapstad, a wonderful pianist, composer and arranger.
Thank you again Rick for your words.
Talk to you again soon.
All the best in life
Hilde :-)
At 3:21am on September 23, 2009, Yasuhito Mori said…
I worked sometimes with great Toots Thielemans in 90´s until 2005.
We have been those Scandinavian countries and Estonia, Azelbajan, Taiwan, Italy etc.
All the best,
Yasuhito Mori
At 7:23pm on September 23, 2009, Lou and Eva said…
Hi Richard, Glad to meet you here at the Getz Community. I'm sorry to hear your health has been failing you lately and hope music and some laughs might ease any disabling health problems you may have. I know it seems to help me when I'm feeling under the weather. I had a good laugh at the music-bar joke on the bottom of your page. Although, 10 years is a lot of time for a I have one question for you. Who's your favorite Guitarist? Who had the most impact on your playing? Wishing you good health and all the best. - Lou
At 5:31pm on September 24, 2009, RUBIANO Gérard said…
Hello Richard,

I hope you are fine today ! I am going to go working by night, like the standard "Night and day" !
Please send me your address, I would like to send you a postcard with the Stan getz's stamp I've made for Stan!
Like that, I could thank you to have put all the covers of Stan Getz tunes and records! Amazing, what you have done!
Your friend!
Gérard...You can have a look of what I am doing as a painter on my personal page!
Bye and Take care!

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