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Stan Getz to blame for world financial crisis!(?!)

The daily Stockholm newspaper.

Dagens Nyheter Oct 14 2008 edition, concluded that Stan Getz was partly to blame for the financial crisis now plaguing the world. The reason: After an article in the New York Times

"Taking a hard new look at a Greenspan legacy"

The Swedish paper concluded that things might have been different had Greenspan pursued a musical…


Added by Bev Getz on November 8, 2008 at 9:13am — 8 Comments

Music From Stan Getz

As a complement to the rare Stan Getz thread I would like

to upload a few representative tracks.

The first one is from "Stan Getz with the Lighthouse All Stars"

A tune that Stan most likely played quite often around that time.

There is also a recording of it made in Birdland in August 1952.

Billie Holiday loved to sing this tune too.

I am sure Stan was a great romantic;)

The stunningly beautiful song

I Only Have Eyes For You… Continue

Added by Denis Ouellet on October 11, 2008 at 7:53pm — 15 Comments

Dum Dum Dum !

I've uploaded five titles of Stan.

The first is "Dum Dum Dum" ! It's an extract from one of the best Stan's "European" albums : DINASTY. It was recorded on March 15,16,17 1971 at the Ronnie Scott Club in London with Eddy Louiss (organ), René Thomas (guitar) and Bernard Lubat (drums).

The second is "Pammie's… Continue

Added by Eddie BERNARD on September 19, 2008 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

"Pennies From Heaven" analysis by Greg Fishman - June 4, 2008

Stan Getz’s Improvised Solo on "Pennies from Heaven" (from Stan Getz and the Oscar Peterson Trio, Verve 827 826-2) by Greg Fishman

Recorded in 1957—when Stan Getz was only 30 years old—the "Pennies From Heaven" solo stands up to the test to time amazingly well. Over five decades have passed since the solo was recorded, yet it doesn’t sound dated. This is one of the characteristics that all the jazz masters share: a timeless quality.

General Observations

This solo…

Added by Bev Getz on August 25, 2008 at 3:21pm — 5 Comments

Music Interest

When I was a young boy, I was always interested in music. I would fall asleep to same album,yes thats right" the same album. It was an early Album of James Taylor called MUD SLIDE SLIM. I would have someone turn it over from side to side, several time. Well that kick started my Love for music. Then came r&b,pop, and of course JAZZ. I worked @ at record store here in LA before the age of IPOD's & music downloads were popular, and I finally got a chance to work in the jazz end of the… Continue

Added by par-3 on August 24, 2008 at 12:57am — No Comments


I took this information directly from Buddy's website - - What a great lineup! Can't miss this one..............

Drucker Labs and Scabeba Entertainment presents the 2008 Buddy Rich Memorial Concert.

When: October 18, 2008

Where: Hammerstein Ballroom

311 W. 34th St.

NYC, NY 10001

Special Guest: Neil Peart, John Blackwell, Terry Bozzio,… Continue

Added by Karl Sterling on August 17, 2008 at 12:40pm — No Comments

RIP Dave Carpenter

Although many of you may have heard this already, I only became aware of Dave Carpenter's passing a couple of days ago. Sadly, Dave passed away in late June of this year. He was undoubtedly one of the finest bass players of our time. He will be greatly missed. The link below contains an article about Dave from the All About Jazz site:

Dave Carpenter Remembered

Added by Karl Sterling on August 16, 2008 at 6:19pm — 1 Comment

Stan Getz Songs

Music Playlist Ringtones


Added by Joan DesCarpentier on August 15, 2008 at 5:00pm — No Comments

"Stan Getz Through The Years", by Joseph Hooper - NY Times Magazine, Sunday June 9, 1991

Originally posted this as a 'forum' piece. I meant for it to be a blog. Still trying to navigate my way around here! So... Please excuse the double posting!


Doing an Internet search for something completely unrelated today, I came across the following interview that was published in the New York Times, Sunday Magazine on June 9, 1991. We… Continue

Added by Bev Getz on August 4, 2008 at 9:00am — 7 Comments


Unleashing passion through a song, music spoken never wrong for deep within ones passion keep, the heart doth sing the soul doth weep;

Expressing self through sound, unspoken words play out profound; tone hold............. projects passions untold;

Lost in vortex heart speaks free of silent thought declare decree; such debth of emotion, music takes on meaningful life, if heart leads way no note be wrong; Passion is found within the song

Added by Joan DesCarpentier on June 17, 2008 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Stan and I had alot in commen.

Stan Getz was a large influence in my tenor playing. Like myself, Stan started playing tenor sax at the age of 13. He, also like myself, had spent up to 8 hours a day practicing his tenor. My music teacher constantly told me "Practice Makes Perfect" later on in school I was taught "No Ones Perfect". Hmmm, confuse a kid, why don't ya. Anyway, What I loved most about Stan was his Sambas and Bossa Novas. He was known for his cool jazz sound, and became popular while playing with Woody Herman and… Continue

Added by Lou and Eva on June 1, 2008 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Irving Bob Mesher, Stan's childhood friend

I received an email (below) from a lovely gentleman by the name of Irving Mesher. It seems Irving was a childhood friend of Stan’s and next door neighbor. I do have a very faint memory of hearing about a childhood buddy named "Irv". However, Mr. Mesher was known as "Bob" back then! It seems that Irv is the man responsible for getting Stan playing the sax. Turns out that Stan wanted to play the drums in Irv’s band! (DRUMS!!! OIY!!) But since they already had a drummer, (phew! I… Continue

Added by Bev Getz on May 1, 2008 at 9:30pm — 2 Comments



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