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The Power of Prayer & Hope In Difficult Times...

Here is a simple yet powerful message to remember

when we are facing a difficult time in life...

When we pray and have hope for a better tomorrow,

it does wonders and gives us strength and the ability

to handle what's happening today. We just have to

remember to take one step at a time...and keep things

light and simple in present that we will be able

to notice and appreciate all the little miracles that are

happening… Continue

Added by Benson A. Wong on April 14, 2009 at 1:30pm — 4 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

"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



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