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Kali Uchis Shares A Cover Of Stan Getz And João Gilberto’s Bossa Nova Classic ‘Desafinado’

Here’s the thing with Brazilian bossa nova standards: They were pretty much written with the idea in mind that other artists should be encouraged to put their own spin on them. Take the ubiquitous “The Girl From Ipanema,” a song that’s been re-interpreted time and time again by countless artists, and it still sounds lovely more than 50 years later, no matter who’s singing it. “Desafinado” is another classic that also appeared on Stan Getz and João Gilberto’s timeless 1964 album Getz/Gilberto, and it still beams with the soul of the Brazilian shores in 2022. It’s precisely that tune which Colombian-American Latinx R&B songstress Kali Uchis has just taken on for a cover and it sounds sublime.
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Profile: Stan Getz | Feb. 18, 2022

Best know for his 1964 Grammy-winning album and song "The Girl From Ipanema", Stan Getz led quite a wild personal life, struggling with drug and alcohol addictions. He was arrested a couple of times. He died of liver cancer on June 6, 1991. Here are links to videos of Getz...

JazzTimes 10: Essential Stan Getz Recordings

The cream of a revered tenor saxophonist’s substantial crop. Some years ago, a clerk at a record store recommended that I grab a copy of a compilation CD called Stan Getz for Lovers. It seems almost comical: a CD of romantic jazz ballads, “for lovers?” Of course there’s one by Stan Getz.

Jazz Musician of the Day: Stan Getz

All About Jazz is celebrating Stan Getz's birthday today!. Stan Getz was born at St. Vincent's Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on Feb. 2, 1927. He had one brother, Robert, who was born on October 30, 1932. His parents had come from the Kiev area in the Ukraine in 1903, tired and fearful of the Pogroms. The Getz family had first settled in West Philadelphia, but moved to New York City after Stan's fraternal uncle told them there were better jobs in New York. They lived first on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, and then moved up to the East Bronx.

Wrapping Up The Best, Jazz Tuba, Joshua Redman & Stan Getz

Night Train wraps up the January feature looking back at the Best of 2021 with a special rebroadcast of our countdown of the show’s Top 20 favorites of the year. We’ll hear previously unreleased recordings from jazz masters, rising stars, seldom heard lead instruments and a wide array of approaches from the year. The full list of Night Train and other local music show favorites can be found here on the KMUW website.

Song of the Day: Kenny G, “Legacy” feat. “The Sound” of Stan Getz

Kenny G has released his first album in six years, New Standards, via Concord Jazz. “The jazz community is gonna hate it,” said the saxophonist. “And that doesn’t concern me.” Indeed, Kenny G may be one of the best-selling and successful instrumentalists of recent memory. However, he remains a deeply polarising figure. New Standards draws inspiration from the ballads of the ’50s and ’60s. While some of its tracks share a title with some of jazz’s most beloved compositions, including “Milestones” and “Blue Skies,” they are originals. Among the most intriguing tracks is “Legacy,” which features “The Sound” of saxophonist Stan Getz. The track was achieved with authorized sample programming by Jochem van der Saag, which makes use of sample notes to create a brand new melody that Getz never played before. No doubt, many will find this experiment controversial. Which side are you on?

Tribute to Stan Getz Streams from His Onetime Danish Home

Doors, a Swedish startup livestreaming platform, will broadcast a pair of concerts on Saturday, September 11, as a special tribute to legendary saxophonist Stan Getz. The most noteworthy feature of these concerts is that they will be streamed from the library of the house in Helsingør, Denmark, where Getz and his family lived in the late 1950s and early 1960s.

Stan Getz Starts A New Wave On ‘Big Band Bossa Nova’

Bossa Nova means ‘new wave’ or ‘new trend’, and Big Band Bossa Nova rode that wave, making the US album chart in the wake of the success of Jazz Samba (1962) and prior to the release of Getz/Gilberto (1964). Sandwiched between those two classic albums of the era, it sometimes gets unfairly overlooked.

Documentary: Stan Getz

In 1993, Jean-Pierre Larcher released his Stan Getz documentary called People Time. Issued two years after Getz's death, the film was named for the tenor saxophonist's final album, a duet recording with pianist Kenny Barron. Today, the documentary is hard to come by. I found it in parts at the site of the Stan Getz Community (