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1927–91, American jazz tenor saxophonist, b. Philadelphia, as Stanley Gayetsky. As a mature musician he was especially known for his "cool" jazz style. He began playing as a teenager in Jack Teagarden's band, later appearing with bandleading greats Stan Kenton, Jimmy Dorsey, Benny GoodmanGoodman, Benny
(Benjamin David Goodman), 1909–86, American clarinetist, composer, and band leader, b. Chicago. Goodman studied clarinet at Hull House. In Chicago he had the opportunity to hear (and eventually to play beside) some of the outstanding jazz musicians of the
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, and Woody Herman. His early playing was heavily influenced by Lester YoungYoung, Lester Willis,
1909–59, American jazz musician, b. Woodville, Miss. He played the tenor saxophone with various bands (1929–40), including those of Fletcher Henderson and Count Basie, with whom he first recorded in 1936.
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, and he recorded a number of singles with the likes of Dizzy GillespieGillespie, Dizzy
(John Birks Gillespie) , 1917–93, American jazz musician and composer, b. Cheraw, S.C. He began to play the trumpet at 15 and later studied harmony and theory at Laurinburg Institute, N.C. He played with the bands of Cab Calloway and Billy Eckstine.
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 and Gerry Mulligan. During the 1960s Getz experimented with the Brazilian bossa nova sound, which was particularly suited to his breathy style and resulted in such hit records as "Desafinado" and "The Girl from Ipanema." His later work continued to be improvisational, expressive, emotional, and highly melodic, but with a somewhat harder edge.
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Getz, (Stanley) Stan

(1927–91) jazz musician; born in Philadelphia. He was a tenor saxophonist whose cool, lyrical beauty established him as one of the most celebrated stylists in modern jazz. He was a sideman with Jack Teagarden and Benny Goodman before his emergence with the Woody Herman Orchestra in 1947–49. He led his own small groups from 1951 until his death. In the 1960s, he helped to popularize the bossa nova jazz style.
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He'd like tunes from his latest album, "Brazilian Nights,'' mixed in on traditional jazz radio between the likes of Stan Getz and Miles Davis.
While I consider myself to be a fan of the great tenor saxophonist Stan Getz, before reviewing this DVD, my familiarity with his work--and I suspect this may be the case for many others who are mildly ambivalent about jazz--had been limited largely to his Latin-flavored, bossa nova-based music from the early 1960s.
Having worked with a list of legends and luminaries, which we frankly haven't got room to print (but John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Ornette Coleman, Sonny Rollins, Thelonious Monk, Bill Evans, Stan Getz, Keith Jarrett, Chet Baker, George Benson, Stanley Turrentine, Joe Henderson and Herbie Hancock would be a few), Jack's current focus sees him composing and performing alongside Joe Lovano, Esperanza Spalding and Leo Genovese.
All this and city councillors we want.Why, with we still have so Only recently I listened to jazz programmes spotlighting Stan Getz and Gerry Mulligan, both of which I enjoyed very much.
Performers, too, advanced their careers through Kenton's ensembles: Anita O'Day, June Christy, Shelly Manne, Maynard Ferguson, Art Pepper, Lee Konitz, and Stan Getz all benefitted through their association with Kenton.
It also gives room to better-known Jewish musicians who worked the Latin beat occasionally (Stan Getz, Herb Alpert) or full time (Larry Harlow, Andy Harlow, Harvey Averne).
As resident pianist in Scott's famous Soho club in London, he played with the greats from a golden era including Sonny Rollins, Ben Webster and Stan Getz.
Produced by the legendary jazz bassist Ruud Jacobs (who played with numerous jazz titans like Stan Getz and Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong), her album won the Edison Award in 1991, the Grammy Award of Netherlands.
Well known throughout the North West, John has worked with Clark Terry, Benny Carter and Randy Sandke and is influenced by the legendary Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Lester Young and Stan Getz.
Some of the highlights of Legrand's impressive career include his collaborations with some of the best jazz musicians, such as Miles Davis and Stan Getz. "My first jazz album in 1968 was with Miles, and his last album was with me," Legrand told
About that same time, Kenton hired sax soloist Stan Getz and Anita O'Day, an upcoming singer with the melodic and harmonic sensibilities of an instrumentalist.