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Memories of Stan Getz

This is the place where all the fans can come and reminicse the wonderful musical memories of Stan Getz.

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Latest Activity: May 19, 2019

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Roy Mathers & Stan 3 Replies

Started by Bev Getz. Last reply by Bev Getz Jun 19, 2009.


Started by jon sheldon roberts. Last reply by Bev Getz Jan 16, 2009.

Memories of Karen Kuehl Lester 2 Replies

Started by Bev Getz. Last reply by Denis Ouellet Oct 6, 2008.

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Comment by Joannah on April 29, 2008 at 5:58pm
Don't know how much I'll be able to contribute here.... But I can't wait to learn more about Stan!
Comment by Bev Getz on April 29, 2008 at 5:59pm
You're too funny Jai!

Well..... I have LOTS of memories! Some I'm not sure I should share! Even here amongst my PEEPS! LOL! But.. I will be sharing lots of them!

Right now I have to run out and feed the gang of horses standing by the fence screaming for their DINNERRRRRRRRR!!

Thanks for starting this Jai Jai!
Comment by Denis Ouellet on April 29, 2008 at 6:20pm
Same here Joannah. But I am sure will be looking for more info on Stan.
Comment by Hilde Hefte on April 29, 2008 at 8:00pm
Thank you for making this for all of us to join!!!!
Hugs and smiles and all that's good to you.
Comment by Bev Getz on April 30, 2008 at 2:48pm
Today, someone on the phone (whom I don't know personally), made a reference to Stan - that I'VE NEVER HEARD BEFORE! (-; "Hey! Stan Getz! Nice bunch 'a guys!" *sigh*!! I can actually FEEL that comment coming... way before it's said! LOL!

The ironic part is that, in truth.... he really was "A NICE BUNCH OF GUYS"! OK.. there were a few fellas 'in the mix' that were maybe NOT so nice! I must admit that I also have a few 'Bev's' dwelling (Ooo scary word "dwelling"!) in me that I try to keep under lock and key! O-: Stanley was simply a NO BS kind of guy. The hard part was not knowing which one of those 'guys' you were going to meet, at any given moment! I learned fairly young, to read the body language and the eyes at a moments notice! To put it simply.., as the song goes.. "you gotta know when to hold and know when to fold"! But in all honesty, yes, he had his demons, but for the most part, he was always honest, direct - at times, painfully so! He also had the most generous and kind heart of anyone I've known. I know... I may be a tad prejudiced - but I can also look at Stan objectively. Stan the musician V Stan the Dad.

In any case... to get to my point here! To be honest, he wasn't all that crazy about that 'saying'. I doubt anyone would like to be known that way! He did however always have the ability to genuinely laugh at himself. So he was good natured about it. I'm sure he got tired of hearing it though, just as I do. But the best and funniest part of it is that it came from Zoot! Who possessed the DRIEST and BEST sense of humor ... EVER! Stan ADORED Zoot. He would tell Zoot stories and we would laugh til we cried!

Ahh! So nice to have a spot to place some of this STUFF! And that's my "memory" for the day!
Comment by Denis Ouellet on April 30, 2008 at 5:07pm
Thanks so much for the insight Bev.
I guess with someone like me who idolizes those guys
I could not find anything wrong with them. They are
just human beings living to the fullest and with an
awesome talent. Their music is something to cherish.
Also we have to keep it alive. So many young people
nowdays don't know.
Comment by Egil Kapstad on May 1, 2008 at 6:34am
Thank you Bev.
Your father must be so very proud of you honoring him this way.
My memories of Stan Getz is the art he made through his music, which is unique!
Much love to you Bev
Your friend Egil
Comment by Denis Ouellet on May 9, 2008 at 7:36pm
From one of Leonard Feather's Blindfold Test with Miles Davis.

In Mile's own words
"And I like Stan, because he has so much patience, the way he
plays those melodies-other people can't get nothing out of a
song, but he can. Which takes a lot of imagination ... "

Comment by Marla on May 12, 2008 at 12:38pm
I had the extreme good fortune of hearing Stan in the NYC metro area quite a few times as a teenager/also in my young 20's - the Half Note, JVC/KOOL Jazz Fest, Highlights in Jazz, Central Park (remember when they used to have jazz throughout the summer in Central Park - Horace Silver, Stan, Buddy Rich, Hank Jones...). My dad would take me to these venues during that time and every time I saw Stan, he not only remembered me, but was happy to see us and a delight to talk to. One time at the Bottom Line I spoke with him regarding my frustration of where I was at musically (I was playing alto saxophone/clarinet at the time, dreaming of becoming a jazz musician). Stan shared with me that even he would hit a plateau from time to time and he encouraged me to keep at it. Sad to say, economics prevented me from doing so, but thanks to Stan and other kind and over-the-top talented musicians, I have a deep and passionate love for jazz.

Comment by Marla on May 12, 2008 at 12:38pm
Oh, and Bev...thanks for this place. Every time I log in, my wonderful memories come back.



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