Stan Getz (1927 - 1991)

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Jack Teagarden - AFRS Spotlight Bands (1943)
Stan Kenton (1944)
Benny Goodman - Collector's Gems 1929-1945
Benny Goodman - Rare Big Band Gems 1932-1947
V.A. - Loaded (1946) - w Vido Musso
Stan Getz - Opus De Bop (1946)
Stan Getz - Jazz Big Bands V.S.O.P. Swing And Bop (1946)
V.A. - Opus De Bop (1947 - The age of 20)
One Night Stand With Vido Musso (1947 - The age of 20)
Woody Herman - Twelve Shades Of Blue (1947 - The age of 20)
Stan Getz - Big Bands, Louis Bellson, Mils Blue Rhythm Band (1947 - The age of 20)
Stan Getz - Groovin' High (1948)
Woody Herman - The Thundering Herds (1948)
Al Haig Meets The Master Saxes, Vol. 2 (1948)
V.A. - A Look At Yesterday (1948)
V.A. - Yesterday (1948)

Woody Herman - The Great Big Band (1948)
Stan Getz - Early Stan (1949/1953) - compilation of 9 tracks recorded in 1949 under the leadership of Terry Gibbs and 4 tracks from 1953 under the leadership of Jimmy Raney. Stan is sideman at these sessions.
Stan Getz/Zoot Sims/Al Cohn - The Brothers (1949)
V.A. - Brothers And Other Mothers (1949)
V.A. - Lestorian Mode (1949)
V.A. - Tenors Anyone? (1949)
V.A. - Conception (1949)
Stan Getz/Al Haig - Prezervation
V.A. - Stars Of Modern Jazz Concert At Carnegie Hall
Stan Getz Quartets (1949) - compilation of his late 40s, early 50s work, some of the tracks also appear on the "Roost" compilation.

Stan Getz, Vol. 2 Metronome All Stars
Miles Davis - Dick Hyman - Sonny Stitt
Here Are Stan Getz And Miles Davis
Stan Getz - Getz Age
Stan Getz - Modern World

The Metronome All Stars - All Star Sessions
Stan Getz - The Sound
Stan Getz At Storyville
Stan Getz At Storyville, Vol. 2
Billie Holiday At Storyville
Stan Getz - The Complete Roost Recordings - another compilation of his 50-52 work, a box set of quartets with a rhythm section featuring Al Haig, the Storyville albums, (live session at a club in Boston with Jimmy Raney in 1951), and more (including 3 tracks with the Count Basie orchestra at Birdland in 1954.

Johnny Smith/Stan Getz - Moonlight In Vermont - Getz's biggest hit in his career before bossa-nova
That Top Tenor Technician Stan Getz
Stan Getz - Move!
Hooray For Stan Getz
Stan Getz
Stan Getz - Sweetie Pie
Stan Getz - Duke Ellington 25th Anniversary Concert
Stan Getz Quintet Live At Carnegie Hall
Stan Getz Plays
Stan Getz - The Way You Look Tonight c/w Stars Fell On Alabama)

Stan Getz Special, Vol. 2
Stan Getz Quintet Live At The Hi-Hat 1953, Vol. 1
Stan Getz Quintet Live At The Hi-Hat 1953, Vol. 2
The Artistry Of Stan Getz - collection of standards,
V.A. - Special College Jazz Album (complimentary record)
Stan Getz - The Lighthouse Sessions - at the Lighthouse Cafe at Hermosa Beach, Los Angeles, California.
Chet Baker And Stan Getz - West Coast Live - the two West Coast rivals sparring
Interpretations By The Stan Getz Quintet
Interpretations By The Stan Getz Quintet, #3
Norman Granz' Jam Session, #3
Norman Granz' Jam Session, #4
Interpretations By The Stan Getz Quintet, #2
Stan Getz - The Nearness Of You c/w Pot Luck
Dizzy Gillespie/Stan Getz - Diz And Getz

V.A. - Tenor Saxes
Stan Getz At The Shrine - live with Bob Brookmeyer
Stan Getz Quintet (no details)
Count Basie/Stan Getz/Sarah Vaughan - Echoes Of An Era: Basie, Getz And Vaughan Live At Birdland

The Modern Jazz Society
Lionel Hampton/Stan Getz - Hamp And Getz
V.A. - The Verve Collectors' Item
V.A. - West Coast Jazz - recorded in Los Angeles in August 1955 with trumpeter Conte Candoli, pianist Lou Levy, bassist Leroy Vinnegar and drummer Shelly Manne.
The Benny Goodman Story
Stan Getz In Stockholm
Stan Getz And The Cool Sounds - collection of recordings from 53-55, includes some tracks from the "West Coast Jazz" sessions, and some similar pieces including trombonist Bob Brookmeyer, trumpeter Tony Fruscella, drummer Max Roach and others.

Stan Getz Special, Vol. 1
Stan Getz/Dizzy Gillespie/Sonny Stitt - For Musicians Only - Dizzy Gillespie's intricate charts put Getz, bassist Ray Brown, and saxist Sonny Stitt through their paces. John Lewis piano, Stan Levey on drums.
Stan Getz - The Steamer - more West Coast jamming, rhythm section is Lou Levy, Leroy Vinnegar, and Stan Levey. released on Verve Records.
Buddy Bregman - Swinging Kicks
Stan Getz/Shelly Manne - Stan And Shelly Live In 1956/57

Stan Getz Quartet Live At The Village Vanguard
V.A. - Sittin' In
Stan Getz - The Soft Swing
V.A. - Jazz Giants '58
Stan Getz - Award Winner - more pre-bossa West Coast work with Leroy Vinnegar, Stan Levey and Lou Levy
Stan Getz Quintet (not released)
Stan Getz And The Oscar Peterson Trio - Playing the Great American Songbook in California with Peterson, Herb Ellis and Ray Brown.
Stan Getz And Gerry Mulligan, Stan Getz And The Oscar Peterson Trio
Herb Ellis - Nothing But The Blues
Stan Getz/Gerry Mulligan - Getz Meets Mulligan In Hi-Fi - w Lou Levy on piano, Ray Brown, and Stan Levey
Ella Fitzgerald - Like Someone In Love
Stan Getz And J. J. Johnson At The Opera House - concert for Norman Granz's JATP at Chicago's Opera House. Rhythm section is Oscar Peterson, Ray Brown, and Connie Kay.
Jazz At The Philharmonic - Lester Young Carnegie Blues
Ella Fitzgerald - Lady Be Good
Jazz At The Philharmonic
Ella Fitzgerald At The Opera House
Ella Fitzgerald - Stompin' At The Savoy, Pt. 1&2

Stan Getz/Cal Tjader Sextet -Getz and Latin-jazz vibraphonist Cal Tjader with a group including Eddie Duran on guitar and Scott LaFaro on bass. On Fantasy Records.
Stan Getz/Chet Baker - Stan Meets Chet
Les Tricheurs (Soundtrack) (no details)
Stan Getz/Coleman Hawkins/Roy Eldridge - The Great English Concert 1958
Stan Getz Live In Europe 1958
V.A. - Hello Baden-Baden
Stan Getz - Imported From Europe
Stan Getz - Stockholm Sessions '58
Stan Getz - Stan The Man
Annie Ross - Gypsy
Stan Getz And The Big Band Of Europe
Stan Getz In Denmark 1958-59

Stan Getz In Europe - The Early Days, Vol. 3
Stan Getz In Scandinavia With Oscar Pettiford - The Early Days
Stan Getz In Scandinavia - The Early Days, Vol. 2

Stan Getz At Large - Double live CD from Stan from the Cafe Montmartre, Denmark. Stan Getz - Cool Velvet: Getz with strings and harp arranged by Russell Garcia this was later released as a 2-in-1 CD with the 1966 album "Voices"

Stan Getz - Getz In Poland
Norman Granz Presents "Jazz At The Philharmonic" In Europe, Vol. 1
Norman Granz Presents "Jazz At The Philharmonic" In Europe, Vol. 2
Norman Granz Presents "Jazz At The Philharmonic" In Europe, Vol. 4

Stan Getz - Focus (Verve V/V6 8412) - with strings, arranged by Eddie Sauter, remastered in 1997
Stan Getz/Bob Brookmeyer - Recorded Fall 1961 - (Verve V/V6 8418) sax/trombone duets backed by pianist Steve Kuhn, bassist John Neves and drummer Roy Haynes. The World Of Stan Getz (Verve VS 200)

Stan Getz/Charlie Byrd - Jazz Samba (Verve V/V6 8432) - the launch of the samba craze in the US, includes Desafinado, remastered in 1997.
Stan Getz/Gary McFarland - Big Band Bossa Nova (Verve V/V6 8494) contains 'Manha de Carnival' and 'Chega Suadade'.

Stan Getz/Luiz Bonfa - Jazz Samba Encore! (Verve V/V6 8523) - bossa nova in a slower groove, with vocals by Maria Toledo and compositions by Luis Bonfa.
Stan Getz - The Girl From Ipanema: The Bossa Nova Years (Verve 823 611-1)
Stan Getz/Joao Gilberto - Getz/Gilberto (Verve V/V6 8545) the album that made the bossa nova sound into a craze. Getz, guitarist Joao Gilberto, pianist Antonio Carlos Jobim. Tracks include Girl from Ipanema the debut recording of Astrud Gilberto), Corcovado, and Desafinado. Recorded March 18th and 19th, 1963 in New York, produced by Phil Ramone.
Stan Getz With Laurindo Almeida (Verve V/V6 8665) - more Brazilian sounds, recorded with guitarist Almeida two days after Getz/Gilberto, but this is a jazzier record than the bossa hits. Produced by Creed Taylor.
Stan Getz - Reflections (Verve V/V6 8554)

Stan Getz - Nobody Else But Me - the "lost album" with Gary Burton. Not being bossa nova Verve Records refused to release it. Gene Cherico on bass and Joe Hunt on drums. Stan Getz And Bill Evans coupling of these two stars, recorded for Verve Records in 1963. Tracks from these sessions appear on various Verve compilations under both Getz' and Evans' names.
Stan Getz - Getz Au Go Go - with Astrud Gilberto live at the Cafe Au Go Go in New York's Greenwich Village. Gary Burton on vibes, Gene Cherico on bass, Joe Hunt on drums.
Bob Brookmeyer And Friends
Stan Getz/Joao Gilberto - Getz/Gilberto, #2
Stan Getz - Live in London - recorded at Ronnie Scott's in spring 1964.

The Canadian Concert Of Stan Getz
Stan Getz - Mickey One

Stan Getz And Arthur Fiedler At Tanglewood Boston Pops - A Song After Sundown
Two Sides Of Stan Getz
The Stan Getz Quartet In Paris
Stan Getz - Voices - bossa nova with backing vocals, on Verve Records
Stan Getz - What The World Needs Now

Stan Getz - Sweet Rain - the departure from bossa nova back to cool jazz, the title track a composition by Michael Gibbs, album includes Ron Carter on bass, Grady Tate on drums and Chick Corea on piano.
Stan Getz - My Own True Love c/w A Tribute To Stan

Stan Getz - The Song Is You
Stan Getz - Didn't We
Stan Getz - Marakesh Express
Stan Getz And Gerry Mulligan

Stan Getz - Dynasty
Stan Getz Quartet Live
Kenny Clarke/Francy Boland - Change Of Scenes
Stan Getz With European Friends
Stan Getz - Communications '72

Stan Getz - Captain Marvel (Verve (E) 2304 225) - jazz-rockish outing with a group led by Chick Corea (electric piano) (who also composed most of the album}, and including Stanley Clarke, Tony Williams, and Airto Moreira.
Jazz At The Philharmonic - Jazz At The Santa Monica Civic '72
V.A. - Newport In New York '72: The Jam Sessions, Vol. 1&2
Stan Getz Quartet At Montreux - La Fiesta
Stan Getz - Portrait

Stan Getz With Bill Evans Trio Live In Belgium 1974
The Bill Evans Trio Featuring Stan Getz - But Beautiful - European concert recording with Evans, begins with a tense onstage dispute over the playlist and Evans' refusing to join in on some numbers!!
Stan Getz - Grand Stan
V.A. - Jazz Jamboree '74, Vol. 2

Stan Getz/Joao Gilberto - The Best Of Two Worlds Featuring Joao Gilberto Kimiko Kasai - This Is My Love
Stan Getz - The Master
Stan Getz/Jimmy Rowles - The Peacocks - produced by Getz, who plays here with pianist Rowles, Buster Williams and drummer Elvin Jones.

Peter Herbolzheimer - Jazz Gala Concert
Cybill Shepherd - Mad About The Boy
V.A. - Jazz: Na Koncertnom Podiju, Vol. 2
Woody Herman - The New Thundering Herd

Stan Getz Quartet Live At Montmartre, Vol. 1
Stan Getz Quartet Live At Montmartre, Vol. 2
V.A. - Montreux Summit, Vol. 1
V.A. - Montreux Summit, Vol. 2
Stan Getz - Another World
Stan Getz - Mort D'un Pourri

Stan Getz - Jazz Buhne Berlin '78
Stan Getz/Bob Brookmeyer - Academy Of Jazz
Stan Getz - Children Of The World

V.A. - Havana Jam, II
Woody Shaw - Woody And Friends At Monterey Jazz Festival 1979

Stan Getz - Midem Live '80
Stan Getz - Jazz Gala '80
Stan Getz - White Heat: Jazz Gala 1980

Stan Getz - The Dolphin
Stan Getz - Spring Is Here
Stan's reurn to the mainstream, the albums "The Dolphin" and "Spring is Here" were sets from the same gig and were later released as the "My Old Flame" CD on Concord Records. Lou Levy (piano), Monty Budwig (bass) and Victor Lewis (drums).
Jimmy Gourley - Good News
The Woody Herman Big Band Live At The Concord Jazz Festival 1981
V.A. - Aurex Jazz Festival '81 Live Special
V.A. - Aurex Jazz Festival '81 All Stars Jam Session
Billy Highstreet Samba, Stan Getz '81
1982 (The age of 55)

Stan Getz - Pure Getz
Stan Getz - Blue Skies
Dee Bell - Let There Be Love
Stan Getz Quartet Live In Paris

Stan Getz/Al Dailey - Poetry
Chet Baker - Seven Faces Of Valentine
Stan Getz/Chet Baker - Line For Lyons
Stan Getz - The Stockholm Concert
Stan Getz/Chet Baker - Quintessence, Vol. 1 - Stan Getz and Chet Baker in concert in Norway
Stan Getz/Chet Baker - Quintessence, Vol. 2 - and more of the same

Diane Schuur - Deedles
Diane Schuur - Schuur Thing

Diane Schuur - Timeless

Stan Getz - Voyage
1987 (The age of 60)

Michele Hendricks - Carryin' On
Stan Getz - Anniversary! - The newly drug-free Stan live at the Cafe Montmartre, Copenhagen on July 6th 1987. Kenny Barron piano, Rufus Reid on bass and Victor Lewis on drums.
Stan Getz - Serenity - another set from that night at the Montmartre.
there is a compilation CD "Cafe Montmartre" with tracks from these albums.
Barry Manilow - Swing Street

Huey Lewis and the News - Small World

Herb Alpert - Midnight Sun
Helen Merrill - Just Friends
The Paris All Stars - Homage To Charlie Parker
Stan Getz - Yours and Mine: Live at the Glasgow International Jazz Festival 1989
Stan Getz - Soul Eyes - more tracks from the Glasgow festival plus some recorded in Denmark a month later. Kenny Barron, Victor Lewis and the rest
Stan Getz - Apasionado - light fusion-ish sound by Kenny Barron on electric piano and keyboards, drummer Jeff Porcaro, Oscar Castro Neves on guitar, and percussionist Paulinho da Costa.
Bossas & Ballads- The Lost Sessions (2003) - recorded in 1989 but not issued until 2003.
Again with Kenny Barron on piano, also George Mraz bass and Victor Lewis drums. Produced by Herb Alpert.

Stan Getz - The Final Concert Recording
Stan Getz - The Last Recording (DVD) w Kenny Barron and the band in Munich in 1990, one year before Stan died.

Stan Getz/Kenny Barron - People Time - Getz returns to the Cafe Montmartre, some months before his death. Tracks from here are also on the "Cafe Montmartre" comp. Abbey Lincoln - You Gotta Pay The Band


The Stan Getz discography, Astrup, Arne. 1978
Stan Getz, Palmer, Richard. 1988.
Stan Getz: an appreciation of his recorded work, Kirkpatrick, Ron. 1992.
Stan Getz: nobody else but me, Gelly, Dave. 2002.
Stan Getz: an annotated bibliography and filmography, Churchill, Nicholas. 2005.
Jazz saxophone: an in-depth look at the styles of the tenor masters, Taylor, Dennis, 2004.

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