News featuring Stan Getz

The following news stories mention Stan Getz. Stories are compiled from a hand-picked selection of popular music news sites based in Great Britain, Europe and the United States. Updated within the last hour.

’14 Mar 5 Wed

Wednesday 5th March

  • Dom Flemons on tour, playing NYC with Eli "Paperboy" Reed as part of "Cafe au Go Go Revisited" series (dates)

    Dom Flemons

    Café au Go Go opened in February 1964 in the basement of 152 Bleecker Street and provided a stage for many of the greatest rock, jazz, folk and stand-up comedy performers of their era. A list of venue regulars reads like a who's-who of the New York art and pop scene of the time: Van Morrison, Jefferson Airplane, Oscar Brown Jr., Judy Collins, George Carlin, Linda Ronstadt, Richie Havens, Muddy Waters, Odetta, Richard Pryor and Stan Getz. The Café set the stage for the first New York performance of The Grateful Dead, hosted Jimi Hendrix and is indelibly linked to the infamous obscenity arrest of Lenny Bruce following his shows at the club.

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’14 Feb 11 Tue

Tuesday 11th February

  • 'People say I can't sing'

    Singer-songwriter Sheryl Crow talks about doing a jingle for McDonald's, throwing herself into country music – and sacrificing her love life for her career

    What are your earliest memories of music?

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’14 Jan 5 Sun

Sunday 5th January

  • Saul Zaentz obituary

    Oscar-winning film producer behind One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Amadeus and The English Patient

    The career of the film producer Saul Zaentz, who has died aged 92, was marked not only by his independence (his productions were often largely self-funded) but also by his dedication to each individual film. Unlike most producers, who have numerous projects on the go, Zaentz worked on just one at a time. This resulted in a relatively short CV but one with a high share of Oscars, including three best picture winners: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975), Amadeus (1984) and The English Patient (1996).

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’13 Dec 29 Sun

Sunday 29th December

  • Herb Geller obituary

    Creative American jazz saxophonist, composer and arranger who made his home in Hamburg, Germany

    The American jazz saxophonist Herb Geller, who has died aged 85, had a career of two halves. Initially, he was prominent among the musicians who created the west coast jazz style, picking up combo gigs and recording dates with the best players in California. Later, after the death of his first wife, he relocated to Europe and established himself as a salaried artist in a subsidised orchestra, lauded by the authorities in his adopted home city of Hamburg as both a teacher and a performer.

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’13 Dec 6 Fri

Friday 6th December

  • Stan Tracey obituary

    Pianist and composer with one of the most distinctive musical signatures on the British jazz scene

    In the early 1970s, and within a few years of the saxophone great Sonny Rollins inquiring in the music press if anybody in Britain knew how good Stan Tracey really was, the London-born pianist and composer was on the dole and considering becoming a postman. Times were tough, with a shift from jazz to rock leaving even players with Tracey's talents struggling. But in the decades following, the reputation of Tracey, who has died aged 86, rose to match the natural talent that sharp listeners had been noticing since he was a postwar teenage forces entertainer.

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’13 Nov 9 Sat

Saturday 9th November

  • Gary Burton: Tiny Desk Concert

    The jazz vibraphone pioneer played with Stan Getz and Chick Corea, was an early adopter of jazz fusion, and became the Dean of Berklee College of Music. He's now past retirement age, but in a session with guitarist Julian Lage, his flying four-mallet technique hasn't slowed a bit.

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’13 Oct 27 Sun

Sunday 27th October

’13 Oct 1 Tue

Tuesday 1st October

’13 Sep 8 Sun

Sunday 8th September

  • Gary Burton at 70: Taking care of business

    “Don’t call us, we’ll call you.” Those were the words from jazz superstar Stan Getz to aspiring young vibes player Gary Burton after a dispiriting live audition. He got the job anyway. That led to three tumultuous years in which Burton acted as the band’s music director while also being a de facto handler for Getz.

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’13 Aug 20 Tue

Tuesday 20th August

  • Take five: John Fordham's month in jazz – August

    John Fordham's musical milestones of recent weeks, and some imminent ones – including visits from Indian-American sax original Rudresh Mahanthappa, and a new album from genre-bending UK quartet Empirical.

    No Rollins, but plenty of other autumn highlights

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