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Started this discussion. Last reply by Sal Sax Jul 12, 2014.

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THEO URFF commented on Peter La Barbera's blog post The Night We Lost Stan Getz
"Hello, I recently saw the French movie ( mort un pourri or death of a corrupt cop)with Alain Delon. The movie begins with Stan sitting on a chair and picking up his horn and starts to play,than we soar over Paris with Stans amazing sound....listen…"
Apr 2, 2010
Richard Ransom replied to THEO URFF's discussion what happened to him
"Discography Stan Getz, Al Cohn, The Brothers (1949) Prestige Records Zoot (1956) with Johnny Williams, Nick Travis (trumpet), Gus Johnson and Nabil Totah. Compositions by George Handy Tenor Conclave (1956) with Hank Mobley, Al Cohn, John Coltrane,…"
Sep 20, 2009
Richard Ransom replied to THEO URFF's discussion what happened to him
"Born John Haley Sims on October 29, 1925, in Inglewood, CA; died on March 23, 1985, in New York, NY; son of Pete Sims and Kate Haley (vaudeville performers); married Louise Ault, 1970. Addresses: Record company--Fantasy Records, 2600 Tenth Street,…"
Sep 20, 2009
THEO URFF commented on Jaijai Jackson's group Memories of Stan Getz
"Hello again,when I was still a child in the fiftees I didnt know what jazz music was,I didnt even know what a saxophone was..then I heard music that changed my life...it was the magical sound of Stan Getz. Why that impact...the lyrical way he…"
Apr 10, 2009
THEO URFF replied to Jeff Ludwig's discussion Where is melody?
"HELLO..WE HAD IN THE NETHERLANDS A JAZZ SCENE THAT WE CALLED " PIEP KNOR MUSIC" IT WAS VERY INTELECTUAL TO PLAY THAT WAY...NO MELODY AT ALL...ONLY UGLY SNEARING SOUNDS...BUT THAN...AT LAST THE MELODY IN JAZZ CAME BACK...NOW A WHOLE NEW…"
Apr 4, 2009
THEO URFF replied to THEO URFF's discussion what happened to him
"GOOD MORNING THOMAS, I WISH I COULD HAVE PLAYED WITH HIM....GREAT PHOTO OF A GREAT TENORIST...GREATINGS FROM THE NETHERLANDS....THEO URFF!!!"
Apr 3, 2009
Tommy Thomas replied to THEO URFF's discussion what happened to him
"Theo, check Zoot's photo down below. Tommy Thomas."
Mar 29, 2009

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I BECAME AN AMATEUR TENOR SAXOFONIST DUE TRUE THE BEAUTIFULL STAN GETZ SAX MUSIC I HEARD ON THE RADIO DURING MY CHILDHOOD IN THE FIFTEES.THE MUSIC OF THE ALBUM "FOCUS " HIT ME LIKE A BRICK...I AM A STAN GETZ FAN SINS THAN....FOR ME STAN GETZ HAS BECOME MORE OR THE LESS A WAY OF LIFE....A LIFE IN JAZZ..ITS VERY SAD I NEVER MET HIM!!!!...MAYBE IN AN OTHER LIFE... I HOPE....! GREETINGS TO ALL THE FAMILY MEMBERS OF STAN GETZ .....MANY GREETINGS....THEO URFF

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At 9:43am on October 4, 2008, Bev Getz said…
Hello Theo!

Welcome to Stan's forum! And thank you for your very sweet introduction above! Stan would be so honored.

Glad you're with us here!

Have a lovely weekend.

My Best,
Bev
At 11:28am on October 4, 2008, THEO URFF said…
HELLO AGAIN...THANK YOU FOR YOUR KIND WORDS BEV....THEY ALWAYS SAY "BIRD LIVES" BUT STAN GETZ "LIVES TO" I DONT KNOW IF HE EVER FULLY UNDERSTOOD THE IMPACT HIS MUSIC HAD ON A LOT, A WHOLE LOT OF PEOPLE IN EUROPE, SEVERAL GENERATIONS ARE STILL BUYING HIS RECORDS ( CD`S AND SOLO`S ON SHEET MUSIC PAPER)HE REALY WAS THE SOUND OF THE SIXTIES ,SEVENTIES AND EVEN THE EIGHTIES..( PEOPLE TIME...ANNIVERSERY... ETC...)ON TENOR SAX.... THE STUDENTS ON THE EUROPEAN COSERVATORIES ALL WANTED TO PLAY LIKE MICHEL BRECKER...BUT THAN AGAIN THEY ALL SWITCHED TO THE SOUND OF STAN GETZ.....STRANGE ISNT IT?...WEL NOT FOR ME. EVEN JOHN COLTRANE MENTIONED IN AN INTERVIEUW,,,.."WE ALL...EVERYBODY REALY WANTS TO SOUND LIKE GETZ..." THAT SAYS ENOUGH ABOUT THE LYRICAL WAY STAN GETZ PLAYED.!! I THINK THAT TROUGH HIS MUSIC..I HAVE MOST OF IT.. I CAN SAY THAT I KNEW HIM, AND INSPITE OF THE NEGATIVE MOMENTS IN HIS LIVE ( WE ALL HAVE THEM BELIEVE ME..WHEN YOU WANT TO STAY UPRIGHT IN THE MUSIC BUISSENES...ESPECIALLY THE JAZZ SCENE THE TEMPTATIONS ARE VERY BIG. AND I AM NOT EVEN A PROFFESIONAL) I AM CONVINCED THAT HE WAS A VERY SENSITIVE MAN....AND THEY ARE OFTEN NOT THE EASIEST PEOPLE TO LIVE WITH....WHILE WRITING THESE WORDS THE LYRICAL MUSIC OF THE FOCUS ALBUM TRACK "HER" FILLES MY STUDIE...I DEDICATE THIS MUSIC TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.....GOD BLESS AND MANY GREETINGS FROM HOLLAND EUROPE....THEO URFF.
At 1:17pm on October 5, 2008, Denis Ouellet said…
Hi Theo,


So nice to see you here.
Thanks for your beautiful words.

You speak volumes.


Denis
At 9:36pm on September 15, 2009, Glenn Zottola said…
Zoot passed quite awhile back and as Milt Hinton called him "the salt of the earth". I have a unreleased tape of one of the last gigs i did with Zoot with Teddy Wilson,Milt Hinton and Gus Johnson and i will try tp post an excerpt on my page. Glenn

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