Stan Getz Quartet – Pure Getz {Concord}

Review by Scott Yanow (

Stan Getz’s 1982 band featured the harmonically advanced pianist Jim McNeely, bassist Marc Johnson and drummer Victor Lewis; Billy Hart fills in for Lewis on three numbers. This date sticks (with one exception) to high-quality jazz standards, some of which (“Sippin at Bell’s”) are not performed all that often. Getz is particularly swinging on “Tempus Fugit” and quite lyrical on Billy Strayhorn’s “Blood Count.”

01 – On the Up and Up
02 – Blood Count
03 – Very Early
04 – Sippin at Bell’s
05 – I Wish I Knew
06 – Come Rain or Come Shine
07 – Tempus Fugit

Stan Getz – tenor saxophone
James McNeely – piano
Victor Lewis, Billy Hart – drums

Recorded at Coast Recorders, San Francisco, California, January 1982;
and Soundmixers, New York, N.Y., February 1982.

Quality: eac, flac, cue, log, artwork


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