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Stan Getz - The 1953-54 Clef / Norgran Studio Sessions [4 LPs - Limited Edition] (2011)
Исполнитель: Stan Getz Название альбома: The 1953-54 Clef / Norgran Studio Sessions Год записи: 1953-54 Год выпуска диска: 2011 (LP) Лейбл: Clef / Norgran / Mosaic Стиль: Bop, Cool, West Coast Jazz Формат рипа:LP-rip, FLAC (tracks) + scans Размер архива: 5x166 + 145 mb Скачать с: www31.zippyshare.com Источник: Собственная коллекция
Like many of his generation, Getz was drawn to the subdued, airy tone and relaxed phrasing of Lester Young, and found a way to combine it with the advancements of bebop. His triumph was in forging a musical signature that remained fresh and stylistically flexible, even as new styles and musical ideas came and went." - Ashley Khan, liner notes
This Mosaic LP-only set returns to the original LP masters and sequence to restore clarity and shape to this exceptional quintet.
Even in a career as celebrated and prolific as Stan Getz's, there are pockets of neglected gems that dot the landscape. In the case of Getz, one of those overlooked areas is his 1953-54 Clef Norgan recordings with a working quintet that included valve trombonist Bob Brookmeyer and pianist Johnny Williams (who later became film composer John Williams). The band recorded several excellent albums for Clef and Norgran during those years. Chronologically, these sessions for Norman Granz fell just after the quintet dates with Jimmy Raney, before Getz had risen to the dizzying heights of extreme popularity and when he was still basking in the glow of his stint as part of Woody Herman’s Four Brothers saxophone section. Released on the Clef and Norgran labels just at the transition from 10-inch to 12-inch LPs, the tracks got recycled on Verve across many records, were combined with other songs from other dates, or were forgotten entirely.
The group on these Norgran sessions was a real working band, and valve trombonist Bob Brookmeyer’s soloing ability was up to the task of matching Getz’s standards. His musical pairing with Brookmeyer was one of those inspired arrangements that produced exceptional music. Brookmeyer’s tone was warm and dry, like Getz’s, but the blend they created was only partially about the sonic affinity they shared. They were entirely on the same wavelength when it came to developing and expressing musical ideas – almost like the same guy picking up a different instrument. Credit Getz’s personal sound and free-flowing musical ideas for what identifies this music, but not without equal credit to the byplay with Brookmeyer.
The quintet of this era also included the excellent John Williams on piano, and briefly after Brookmeyer left to join Gerry Mulligan, Tony Fruscella on trumpet. Drummer Al Levitt or Frank Isola and bassist Bill Crow, Teddy Kotick or Bill Anthony round out the line-up. This set also includes an excellent quartet date with Jimmy Rowles, Bob Whitlock and Max Roach recorded midway through the quintet’s life.
One of the favorite exercises at Mosaic is to identify wonderful, forgotten little pockets in a great artist’s discography. A perfect example is the 1953-54 Stan Getz Quintet with Bob Brookmeyer which was shelved because it was too small even for a Mosaic Select. But after Mosaic launched a new, focused vinyl-only series of 3 and 4-LP sets, it became the perfect candidate.
Now, for the first time in decades, they are available again on LP. Three alternate takes buried in the vaults, and a recording of "Pot Luck" initially released on 78 only, appear on LP for the first time ever. It’s a great retrospective of the music of a man who reached an almost unparalleled position in jazz and widespread, international celebrity.
As was common on Granz projects that often featured highlights of the great American songbook, there are many well-known selections included in this release, such as “It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing),” “I’ll Remember April,” “Give Me The Simple Life,” “Willow Weep For Me,” “We’ll Be Together Again” and many more.
Four LPs comprise this Limited Edition 180g 4LP Box Set, with 26 tracks arranged by session and accompanied by an exclusive Mosaic booklet. It includes an essay by Ashley Kahn with track-by-track analysis and a complete discography. Photos from the era capture the magic as they were making it. The 180-gram pressings of this 4LP Box Set were mastered from analog sources using the original Clef/Norgran master tapes for unparalleled sound.
"Like many of his generation, Getz was drawn to the subdued, airy tone and relaxed phrasing of Lester Young, and found a way to combine it with the advancements of bebop. His triumph was in forging a musical signature that remained fresh and stylistically flexible, even as new styles and musical ideas came and went". *Ashley Khan (liner notes)*
"Once you start, you'll find it difficult to stop the side-turning until the last side ends. A great set every vinyl-loving Getz fan should own". *Michael Fremer (Music Angle, Music 9/10, Sound 7/10)*
The original full-track mono masters were used in the creation of the masters for this set with one exception. No tape exists on the 78 take of Pot Luck. This tune was transferred from a 78 rpm pressing by Kevin Reeves. *Producer's Note*
Track List - LP1
1 - Have You Met Miss Jones 2 - Erudition 3 - Cool Mix 4 - Rustic Hop 5 - Love and the Weather 6 - Spring Is Here 7 - Pot Luck 8 - Willow Weep For Me 9 - Crazy Rhythm 10 - The Nearness of You
Track List - LP2
1 - Minor Blues 2 - Fascinating Rhythm 3 - I Didn't Know What Time It Was 4 - Tangerine 5 - It Don't Mean A Thing 6 - The Varsity Drag
Track List - LP3
1 - Give Me the Simple Life 2 - I'll Remember April 3 - Oh Jane Snavely 5 - We'll Be Together Again 6 - Feather Merchant 7 - Flamingo
Track List - LP4
1 - It Don't Mean A Thing (alt. version) 2 - Pot Luck (78 take) 3 - Blue Bells 4 - Round Up Time 5 - Nobody Else But You 6 - Down By the Sycamore Tree 7 - I Hadn't Anyone Till You 8 - With the Wind and the Rain In Your Hair 9 - Nobody Else But You (alt. take) 10 - I Hadn't Anyone Till You (alt. take)
Stan Getz (ts); Bob Brookmeyer (tb); John Williams (p) Tony Fruscella (tp); Bill Crow, Teddy Kotick, Bill Anthony (b); Al Levitt, Frank Isola, Max Roach (dr).