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Stan Getz

Stan Getz (Saxophone)

Born: 2nd February 1927, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.

Died: 6th June 1991, Malibu, California, U.S.

Nationality: American

Stanley Getz was an American jazz saxophonist, professionally known as Stan Getz. Playing primarily the tenor saxophone, Getz was known as "The Sound" because of his warm, lyrical tone, with his prime influence being the wispy, mellow timbre of his idol, Lester Young. Coming to prominence in the late 1940s with Woody Herman's big band, Getz is described by critic Scott Yanow as "one of the all-time great tenor saxophonists". Getz performed in bebop and cool jazz groups. Influenced by João Gilberto and Antônio Carlos Jobim, he popularized bossa nova in the United States with the hit single "The Girl from Ipanema" (1964).

Further Reading: Stan Getz

 Classic Recordings, Stan Getz & João Gilberto

American saxophonist Stan Getz and Brazilian guitarist/vocalist João Gilberto's collaborative record, Getz/Gilberto is a classic cool jazz recording that helped bring the sounds of bossa nova to an international audience.

 Classic Recordings, Stan Getz - Focus

Stan Getz's Focus gets a reappraisal, that rare thing, a jazz with strings album that challenges, thanks to Eddie Sauter's sophisticated arrangements.

Popular Genres: Stan Getz

Bebop

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Early Jazz & Dixieland

All Genres: Stan Getz

Bebop

Big Band & Swing

Cool & West Coast

Crossover

Early Jazz & Dixieland

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Hard Bop

Latin Jazz

Modal & Post Bop

Vocal Jazz

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