Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Stan Getz: “Out of Nowhere” (1960)

The Stan Getz quartet performs the Edward Heyman & Johnny Green tune, “Out of Nowhere”. This clip was recorded in Dusseldorf, March 28, 1960 with Jan Johansson (piano), Ray Brown (bass) and Ed Thigpen (drums).

Stanley Gayetzky (1927 – 1991), usually known by his stage name Stan Getz, was an American jazz saxophone player. His parents were Ukrainian Jews who immigrated to the United States in 1903. Getz started playing professionally in 1943 and became popular in the 1950’s playing cool jazz. In the 1960’s he became a central figure in Bossa Nova and Brazilian jazz.

He performs two of his most popular recordings, “Desafinado” and “The Girl from Ipanema”, here and plays with John Coltrane here.

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