Friday, May 27, 2011

Stan Getz - Anniversary + Serenity ft. Kenny Barron (1987)

Stan Getz celebrated his 60th birthday -- as he had his 50th -- with a gig at the renown Cafe Montmartre Jazzhus in Copenhagen on July 6, 1987. Backed by a stellar rhythm session consisting of Kenny Barron on piano, Rufus Reid on bass and Victor Lewis on drums the delivery is nothing short of exemplary as one would expect. Sadly, Getz had only four more years to go before losing a long battle with cancer. This enhances the status of these magnificent sessions from essential to mandatory listening for any serious jazz aficionado.



1. El Cahon
2. I Can’t Get Started
3. Stella By Starlight
4. Stan’s Blues
5. I Thought About You
6. What Is This Thing Called Love
7. Blood Count


1. On Green Dolphin Street
2. Voyage
3. Falling In Love
4. I Remember You
5. I Love You


Stan Getz, ts
Kenny Barron, p
Rufus Reid, b
Victor Lewis, d

Recorded live at the Cafe Montmartre, Copenhagen, Denmark on July 6, 1987