Stan Getz - Interlude In Bebop - CD
STAN GETZ was perhaps the finest (he was certainly the most commercially successful) of all the jazz tenor players. Hugely popular during the 50's, he went on to achieve his greatest successes in the early 60's, when he introduced the bossa nova to audiences outside Brazil. Nontheless, in spite of his crossover record sales he always retained the admiration of his fellow musicians, as he displayed enormous technical skills on his horn combined with an appealing sense of melody and an exquisite tone. This compilation highlights his early solo career, kicking off with the tenor solo that brought him his initial fame, Early Autumn, recorded in 1946 on his first session as a leader, as the tenor soloist in WOODY HERMAN's legendary Second Herd. He also appears as a sideman and soloist in KAI WINDING's celebrated 1945 BeBop combo, together with fellow tenorists ZOOT SIMS, AL COHN, ALLEN EAGER and BREW MOORE, on eight uncompromising Bop sides. Finally, he is featured as the leader of his own quartet, with pianist AL HAIG, bassist GENE RAMEY and drummer STAN LEVEY on four of the classic 1949 combo tracks.
1. Sweet Miss / 2. Loaded / 3. Grab Your Axe Max / 4. Always / 5. Opus De Bop / 6. And The Angels Swing / 7. Running Water / 8. Don't Worry 'Bout Me / 9. As I Live And Bop / 10. Interlude In Bebop / 11. Diaper Pin / 12. Early Autumn / 13. Battle Ground / 14. Four And One Moore / 15. Five Brothers / 16. Battle Of The Saxes / 17. Stan Getz Along / 18. Stan's Mood / 19. Slow / 20. Fast / 21. Indian Summer / 22. Long Island Sound / 23. Mar-Cia / 24. Crazy Chords