24 May, 2011

Stan Getz - Stan Getz with Cal Tjader (XRCD) (1958)

Stan Getz - Stan Getz with Cal Tjader (1958)
jazz | 1cd | eac-flac-cue-log-cover | 275MB
In the vein of many a smooth West Coast jazz outing, this 1958 disc finds original cool stylist Getz paired with vibraphonist Cal Tjader on a very enjoyable selection of jazz standards and Tjader originals. The lineup includes pianist Vince Guaraldi, guitarist Eddie Duran, bassist Scott La Faro, and drummer Billy Higgins (this was one of the earliest record dates for either La Faro or Higgins, both of whom were playing with Getz at San Francisco's Black Hawk in between recording sessions). Guaraldi's spry "Ginza Samba" kicks thing off with nimble and imaginative statements by all the soloists. Tjader's swinging originals "Crow's Nest" and "Big Bear" provide prime solo vehicles as well, while his lovely waltz number "Liz-Anne" adds some nice contrast to the set, eliciting one of Getz's best solos in the process. The group rounds things out with fine ballad readings of "I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face" and "For All We Know." A suitable title for both Getz and Tjader fans. Highly recommended.

-1. "Ginza Samba" - Guaraldi - 11:01
-2. "I've Grown Accustomed to HerFace" - Lerner, Loewe - 4:00
-3. "For All We Know" - Coots, Lewis - 5:45
-4. "Crow's Nest" - Tjader - 8:22
-5. "Liz Anne" - Tjader - 3:49
-6. "Big Bear" - Tjader - 4:35
-7. "My Buddy" - Donaldson, Kahn - 5:15
Recorded at Circle Record Studios, San Francisco, California on February 8, 1958.

*Stan Getz (tenor saxophone)
*Cal Tjader (vibes)
*Eddie Duran (guitar)
*Vince Guaraldi (piano)
*Billy Higgins (drums)
*Scott LaFaro (bass)


durmoll said...

log & linx:
p: lworld

Chile con Juevo said...

Again, thanks for the Getz!!


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