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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 Bev Getz on May 13, 2008 at 8:04pm
Such a sweet story about dad Marla! It sounds exactly like him! Thanks for sharing this!! It warms my soul to hear (most!) of these memories that people have about him! ((-:

Comment by Didier EUZET on May 19, 2008 at 2:40am
In our French Musicians Memories, Stan Getz is one of the bigest knew saxophonist..; We love him since a long time ans we continue to listen him.
I am very happy to can join this comunity...
Didier EUZET.
Comment by Didier EUZET on May 19, 2008 at 8:55am
The 26/09/1969 in Paris... Stan Getz participe to a french TV show... this is the link... unfortunally ? I cannot download it ezntirely... (I have paid 1,50 € but my DirectX browser failed every time... Maybe anybody can full download it..
Stan Getz speak in French ...
Comment by Didier EUZET on May 19, 2008 at 9:03am
Stan Getz, un des plus beaux sons du saxophone ténor à mes yeux, enfin, mes yeux ont des oreilles !
8,50 minutes de pur bonheur à travers cette composition du pianiste Jim Mc Neely, interprétée par ce qui reste pour moi, une des plus belles formations du Stan dernière période.
Jim McNeely au piano, Marc Johnson à la contrebasse et le talentueux Victor Lewis à la batterie, tout est là pour faire décoller le son si doux & si beau de ce Grand Monsieur du saxophone ténor qui nous manque BEAUCOUP !
Comment by Denis Ouellet on May 22, 2008 at 11:41pm

That show on French TV.
I downloaded that clip which was made on Feb 26 1969. But it is only viewable on a DIVX player. You can't play it without creating an account with DIVX.
Stan is heard/seen accompanying a singer. It's called Samba non identifiee.
Maybe somebody can have more luck, but this clip is heavily protected against copying. Stanley Cowell is on piano, Miroslav Vitous bass and Jack DeJohnette on drums.
The announcer first talks with Stan at the beginning of the show.

Comment by Denis Ouellet on May 22, 2008 at 11:42pm
A quote from Stan

"I can play different styles...its fun swingin' and getting 'hot' for a change instead of trying to be cool...
I can be a real stompin' tenor man".

Listening to a concert in the Netherlands in the 70's.
Well he was that on Stan's Blues.

Comment by Gandalfe on June 7, 2008 at 11:34am
Another quote from Stan:

The saxophone is an imperfect instrument, especially the tenor and soprano, as far as intonation goes. The challenge is to sing on an imperfect instrument that is outside of your body.
Comment by Denis Ouellet on June 21, 2008 at 7:05pm
"I went up to Stan Kenton and I said to him, 'What do you think of Lester Young's
playing ?' And he said, 'Not interesting.Too simple.'
And that night I gave my notice in."

Stan Getz on leaving Kenton's band in 1945.
Comment by Bev Getz on June 25, 2008 at 11:01am

One of our members here, "Stan", from PA wrote me a message which I am taking the liberty of sharing some of it here as it really touched me! I love to hear folks tell their stories and share their memories! I helps to 'personalize' Dad, and show some insight into him as a person aside from the musician!

Thank you Stan (NV!) for sharing your memories!

"Bev I started listening to Stan in approx 1945...on a local radio Philadelphia...the Oscar Treadwell show.
Years later I was driving on Roosevelt Blvd in Phila......and believe it or not....Stan sped by a blue convertable...with several girls in the car. I shouted and waived...and he waived back.
This was close to the time Stan was in that move...called..I believe the Benny Goodman story...with Steve Allen.
Another time I was in a club where Stan was playing...and I must have applauded so loud that he looked over to me...smiled...and sent over a drink.

Back in the 50"s Stan played at a hall in So Phila....and his parents were collecting tickets at the door. I'll never forget this. I also remember that Percy Heath was Stans bass player.

Thru the years I had the opportunity to talk..however briefly...with Stan...when he had gigs in and around Philadelphia.
He once told me he should have listened to his parents...and become a doctor. (this was at the Red Hill Inn in New Jersey...on Lincolns birthday) I'll never forget it.
Comment by Bev Getz on June 25, 2008 at 11:06am



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