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The Barron and Mr Getz

Kenny Barron and Stan Getz
Page added May 5, 2017 Updated May 12, 2017

Join us this Thursday as we revisit a classic live album from Stan Getz and Kenny Barron - captured in 1991 in Copenhagen.

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One of the great pairings in modern jazz history are heard on this episode. Stan Getz (tenor saxophone) and Kenny Barron (piano) came together in Denmark for a run of shows at the Cafe Montmartre, Copehagen in 1991. It also happens to be one of Stan Getz's last recordings - he passed away three months later from liver cancer. It's also worth mentioning that Kenny Barron is due to visit Australia soon, so what better time to hear this recording.

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May 11, 2017. 9:00pm - 10:00pm

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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...

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On May 17, 2017. 8:13pm
Anonymous said

A truly heavenly broadcast - in fact the very sounds one embraces following a busy day. The musical inclusions themselves are simply well-known standards, yet somehow charmingly fresh-sounding while tastefully executed by two outstanding musicians. It's always fascinated me how a man like Stan Getz, who had such a deeply troubled personal life, could play so creatively with such gentle, lyrical tenderness. Apparently Stan wasn't always an easy guy to work alongside or to be around at times. Ronnie Scott for example, angrily clashed with him one night in his Soho club. (That's one night I was glad I wasn't there!) In reference to Stan's mood swings, another former sideman described him thus: "Stan is a nice bunch of guys." Temperament issues and such aside, Stan Getz will rightly remain a tenor sax legend. His bossa-nova related recordings are musical gems and essential listening.
Christopher Lynch.

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