News featuring Stan Getz

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’15 Jun 8 Mon

Monday 8th June

  • Toronto Jazz Drummer Archie Alleyne Dies at 82

    Toronto has lost a veteran drummer, as famed jazzman Archie Alleyne has passed away following a long battle with cancer. He was 82 and died at the local Bridgepoint Health hospital. His official Twitter account has been updated with the message, "With heavy hearts, we are deeply saddened to announce the passing of Archie Alleyne." Alleyne was born in 1933 and was raised in Toronto's Kensington Market neighbourhood. Mostly self-taught, he went on to play with luminaries like Billie Holiday, Stan Getz, Lester Young, Sonnie Stitt and more. He was the house drummer at the Town...

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’15 Jan 5 Mon

Monday 5th January

  • Chick Corea Trio: Trilogy

    Three long discs of the jazz pianist with a great trio but playing mostly music we’ve heard from him many times before.

    If you look merely at the first 10 years of Chick Corea's career, he makes the cut as an influential jazz pianist. He appeared as a precocious sideman with Latin jazz groups, with trumpeter Blue Mitchell, with Stan Getz, and eventually in the so-called "lost" quintet of Miles Davis, recordings of which have since surfaced in spades. Corea was an accomplished and lyrical pianist in the Bill Evans mode when he recorded some wonderful trio…

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’14 Jul 11 Fri

Friday 11th July

  • Stan Getz and Joao Gilberto: Getz/Gilberto 50th Anniversary

    The seminal bossa-nova record for American audiences still sounds perfect.

    At a time when the 1960s are associated less with Jefferson Airplane than with Mad Men, it’s interesting and wonderful to listen with real care -- once again -- to the essentially perfect recording Getz/Gilberto. This delicate and artful recording on Verve paired jazz saxophonist Stan Getz with five remarkable Brazilians who were forging a “new trend” in their home country. It produced radio hits and fueled a bossa nova “craze” on college campuses —…

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’14 Jun 18 Wed

Wednesday 18th June

’14 May 1 Thu

Thursday 1st May

  • Tommy Smith/Brian Kellock: Whispering of the Stars review frailty and power superbly deployed


    Devoting a beautiful saxophone sound to the interpretation of popular standard songs is a pursuit that goes back 80 years or more but Scottish saxist Tommy Smith and his resourceful and sensitive piano partner, Brian Kellock, prove how much mileage remains in it here. Smith says the title was partly inspired by a Nordic reference to the way exhaled breath turns into starlike crystals on Arctic nights, and whispering and glittering are certainly descriptions that apply all over the set. The saxophonist's blend of frailty and power puts him in the league of colossi such as Lester Young or Stan Getz at times, and he often exhibits such control of the tenor's deepest purr or its most diaphanous high registers that his solos sound like two saxophonists swapping phrases. A piano-boogieing version of It Could Happen to You finds Smith picking up an offhand rhythmic flick of Kellock's and immediately shaping…

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’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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