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Monday, April 1, 2013

Stan Getz it!


   
One of the great saxophonists, Stan Getz was instrumental in developing West Coast (a type of "cool") jazz, and was a main force to bringing the bossa nova sound mainstream in the early 1960's.

Here is a biography page that mentions a Bar Mitzvah, and Stan's particular Jewish lifestyle:
http://stangetz.net/bio.html

Here is a more jazz-oriented biography: http://www.notablebiographies.com/supp/Supplement-Fl-Ka/Getz-Stan.html  

And now, two mellow hits from Stan, "Girl From Ipanema" (with Joao and Astrud Gilberto; here, from a film) and "Desafinado"(with Charlie Byrd, here, live, slightly cut off), both of which won a Grammy Award:

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 Extra bonus, both songs back-to-back, from a 1983 concert:
 
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