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The creator of the unforgettable Girl from Ipanema tenor sax tone, Stan Getz, the son of Ukrainian immigrants, took his unique sound through five decades of swing, cool, bossa, and beyond. Covering Getzs teenage gigs with Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman, and Stan Kenton, fame with Woody Herman, years as a masterful bandleader, and struggles with drugs and the law, this biography tells the bittersweet story of one of the most beloved jazz musicians. The book focuses on Getzs musical legacy, exploring the lightness of touch, lyricism, and warm glow that mark his sound. It also gives insight into his skills as a consummate improviser, capable of playing with a musical, tonal, and emotional range matched by few other musicians. 100 color and black-and-white photos are included in this in-depth look at the brilliant and varied musical achievements of Stan Getz.
Writing and broadcasting on jazz for some 30 years, Gelly is currently jazz critic for The Observer newspaper, writes and presents for BBC radio, and is also a professional tenor saxophonist. Here he chronicles the life of tenor sax legend, Stan Getz (1927-1991). The author acknowledges that Getz in
Includes bibliographical references (p. 168-169) and index.