Stan Getz



HIDDEN ERROR: Usage of "Known as" is not recognized Stanley Getz (February 2, 1927 - June 6, 1991) was an American jazz saxophonist. Playing primarily the tenor saxophone, Getz was known as "The Sound" because of his warm, lyrical tone, his prime influence being the wispy, mellow timbre of his idol, Lester Young. Coming to prominence in the late 1940s with Woody Herman's big band, Getz is described by critic Scott Yanow as "one of the all-time great tenor saxophonists". Getz went on to perform in bebop, cool jazz and third stream, but is perhaps best known for popularizing bossa nova, as in the worldwide hit single "The Girl from Ipanema" (1964). Early life: Getz was a born on February 2, 1927, at St. Vincent's Hospital in Philadelphia. His grandparents Harris and Beckie Gayetsky were from the Kiev area of the Ukraine but migrated to London, England and owned the Harris Tailor Shop at 52 Oxford Street for more than 13 years. In 1913, Harris and Beckie emigrated to the United States...

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On Sep 16, 2014. 7:08pm
Liz said

We really love this cool music, looking out over Lake Macquarie, after a nice red and a beautiful sunset.

On Aug 15, 2016. 5:33pm
Anonymous said

I remember Gerry Mulligan 78s back in the 50s when he hit the cool jazz scene with his piano-less quartet.
Loved his music then, still loving it. Thanks

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