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Christmas Album

hi !  here is a link to my 1986 Christmas Album featuring :

Maxine Sullivan , George Masso , Joe Temperly , Phil Bodner, Derek Smith , Milt Hinton  and Butch Miles.

Happy Holidays !  


Added by Glenn Zottola on December 2, 2011 at 5:12pm — No Comments

Glenn Zottola Website

hi All !   I finally launched a website that is linked to the Stan Getz community. Also i have to new albums coming out one is a re-issue from Europe i did in 1994 and the other is my first Tenor Album using the Stan Getz mouthpiece and new RS Berkeley Saxophone i endorse. This equipment is amazing and the Getz mouthpiece is all that Bev says it is and quite an honor to play. I also had the Christmas Album i did in 1986 uploaded to my site which had a lot of legends no…


Added by Glenn Zottola on December 2, 2011 at 3:20pm — No Comments

Last concert appearance of Stan Getz and Chet Baker

Hi all,


About 7 years ago I had an email exchange with Chet Baker's biographer who was interested in my recollections of a "concert" that took place in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia in 1983. Following is the information that I provided.


In case anyone is interested ...




Ross McKenzie

Melbourne Australia



Hi Guys,
Happy to be able to help, albeit in a…

Added by Ross McKenzie on September 7, 2011 at 11:41pm — 2 Comments

Danish TV

The website of the Danish Radio and TV  has some very interesting videos of the series "Jazz omkring midnat" and you can watch… Continue

Added by Pascal Savelon on August 7, 2011 at 7:04pm — 1 Comment

France Musique broadcast

France Musique (public radio) will broadcast this summer, three programs dedicated to Stan Getz (the 50's, 70's and 80's). They will be available to replay for 30 days.
The first (July 24) is already online: the beginning years.
Next programs: July 31 and August 7.




Added by Pascal Savelon on July 25, 2011 at 7:00am — 3 Comments

A photo of Woody Herman's band in the summer of 1948 ...

You can see this photo on the JazzWax blog:




Added by Pascal Savelon on April 21, 2011 at 5:10am — No Comments

Al Cohn Transcription

I have added Al Cohn's solo on "Tenor Conclave" to my website:

I've transcribed all four soloists on "Tenor Conclave". I will add one new solo per week -- up next is John Coltrane.


- Scooby

Added by Jeff Rzepiela on March 13, 2011 at 1:44pm — No Comments

Tenor Conclave Transcriptions

I have transcribed all four soloists playing Tenor Conclave. These solos are an excellent way to learn four different approaches to "I Got Rhythm" changes. This week I have added Zoot Sims's solo to my website:

I will add one new solo per week -- up next is Al Cohn.


- Scooby

Added by Jeff Rzepiela on March 3, 2011 at 2:00am — 3 Comments

People Time Documentary

Hi everybody I have just been watching a clip from the people time documentary on you tube. Anybody know where I can get a copy of the full thing ?

There is a bit of Stan playing one of my all time favourite songs Nightingale in Berkeley Square !! I love it.

Thanks and best wishes to all !!!


Added by Donald Lang on December 8, 2010 at 4:00am — 2 Comments


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Added by John Dodge on November 27, 2010 at 8:59pm — No Comments

Stan Tracey about Stan Getz

The British pianist Stan Tracey spoke of his long career during a broadcast last summer on the BBC. He played with many jazz greats including Stan Getz.

Listen to what he said, followed by "Manha Da Carnaval" by Stan Getz (ts), Stan Tracey (p) Malcolm Cecil (b), Jackie Dougan (dr), recorded at Ronnie Scott's in London in 1964 (Live in London, Harkit 8056).…


Added by Pascal Savelon on November 11, 2010 at 3:45pm — No Comments

The Night We Lost Stan Getz

Late at night in New Windsor New York...getting ready to go to sleep...after a rotten day...with doubts about my life and the direction it's going...the usual shit someone fifty six years old goes through...I set the clock radio to the Jazz station, WBGO...he says in a solemn tone...I'm sorry to report but Stan Getz has died...I'm in my underwear...shocked...not able to move or immediately react...I remember...I was fourteen years old hearing the original Four Brothers recording...Early… Continue

Added by Peter La Barbera on February 25, 2010 at 10:56pm — 5 Comments

Like a Stan Getz Solo

It's like the moonlight.

It's like love on a special night.…


Added by Peter La Barbera on February 25, 2010 at 10:30pm — 1 Comment

Jazz Debate

Thought this was quality..

tony JJ

Added by Tony Jay-Jay on February 20, 2010 at 3:04pm — 1 Comment

A blog devoted to discographies mainly. Various labels, musicians.

Some reviews (sorry, mostly written in German)


Added by Dr. Michael Frohne on February 16, 2010 at 9:23am — No Comments

My childhood days with Stan

My name is Irving (Bob) Mesher. I am 85 years of age and a childhood friend of Stan. I lived at 1449 Minford Pl. and Stan lived at 1453 Minford Pl. in the South Bronx. At the age of 14, I was part of a neighborhood trio. Stan at that time was fooling around with a harmonica. He was interested in joining our group and wanted to play drums. I told him we already had a drummer but in need of a sax player. He got his parents to buy him a sax and when he received it, he…


Added by Irving (Bob) Mesher on February 4, 2010 at 10:31pm — 2 Comments

Feb 2, 1927 - June 6, 1991

The story goes that one day God announced he wished to play a musical instrument and so he choose the tenor saxophone because to him, it sounded closest to the sound of an angelic voice. An angel nearby hearing God suggested he listen to a Stan Getz recording which God did. After listening to a tune or two God declared that he had decided to choose another instrument. When the angel asked God why he had changed his mind God paused, smiled broadly, and answered..."because I have heard the voice… Continue

Added by Belén on February 1, 2010 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Stan Getz on jazz: “It’s like a language. You learn the alphabet, which are the scales. You learn sentences, which are the chords. And then you talk extemporaneously with the horn. It’s a wonderful t…

Stan Getz on jazz: “It’s like a language. You learn the alphabet, which are the scales. You learn sentences, which are the chords. And then you talk extemporaneously with the horn. It’s a wonderful thing to speak extemporaneously, which is something I’ve never gotten the hang of. But musically I love to talk just off the top of my head. And that’s what jazz music is all about."

After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music. - Aldous Huxley Continue

Added by Paul Wood on February 1, 2010 at 6:31am — 1 Comment

Fresh for 2010 you suckaaas! Yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!

It's has been declared and now you can find out why Generation Next w/ DJ Pete Marriott is the certified #1 real, authentic, official and true Hip Hop Mix Show on the radio! Beginning Monday, January 25th the new live broadcast schedule will be Monday to Friday 6:00PM to 11:00PM EST / 3:00PM to 8:00PM PST which can be heard at… Continue

Added by DJ Pete Marriott on January 25, 2010 at 12:04am — No Comments

New Music, New site, New Sounds, New Perspective on Life


Some may call this an abrupt change, I call it personal evolution. It's strange that I would shake things up so early in the game of our recent success of our radio mix show "Generation Next w/ DJ Pete Marriott" but after our more recent "24 Hours to Give: Marathon mix for Haiti" Broadcast weekend I had a calling to use my skills as a DJ/Record Producer for the greater good and so began a combined convergence in which the… Continue

Added by DJ Pete Marriott on January 23, 2010 at 4:38am — No Comments



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