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Stan Getz in Italy 1961 w/Lou Levy, Ray Brown & Ed Thigpen

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Comment by Richard Ransom on September 24, 2009 at 10:54pm
That was the best rendition of "Woody'n You" I've ever heard.
S. Rollins and Johnny Griffin were great on this one but Getz was just incredible. may that's why they called he "The Sound'
Comment by Bev Getz on September 25, 2009 at 9:56am
Rick! This is AWESOME!! Never seen this one. Thanks! (-;
Comment by Marla on September 25, 2009 at 11:03pm
Hmmmm...I checked on youtube and someone named "makpjazz57" uploaded this video...wonder who that could be??????????


It is a real gem, for sure! Thanks for posting this.

Marla (makpjazz57) :-))))
Comment by Joseph Miller on September 26, 2009 at 1:32am
The graceful swing. The sweet times of the early 60's. The hey days of the Acoustic era. Kennedy just elected in the US. Getz at his peak. Look at that technique... those fingers barely seem to move. And the Europeans who always seemed to be hipper and appreciated jazz ... like the Japanese. Can't you just taste the smoke filled air ... Italian Cigarettes, Pasta, Capuccino and Wine, Cognac and the great Getz.... What a night that must have been. And me... 16... living in the Midwest...cruising through the summer my Corvair...clueless but thinking there is some great music out there happening ...somewhere.... and there was...that night in Italy and 6000 Miles away and a year later, in Brazil... Vinicius de Moraes would watch a cute girl at the beach and scribble down lyrics about her that would find their way to Jobim who put them to music that would find their way to Getz great ears and find life through that magic Selmer. And careers are changed and made. Ahhh the dance. Great posting.


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