Friday, July 29, 2011

Stan Getz & Bob Brookmeyer - Recorded Fall 1961

In spite of its rather bland album title, Recorded Fall 1961 is an overlooked masterpiece within the extensive discography of Stan Getz, not only because of his playing, but especially that of valve trombonist Bob Brookmeyer, along with Brookmeyer's excellent charts, which have stood the test of time very well. Rounding out the quintet is pianist Steve Kuhn, bassist John Neves and drummer Roy Haynes. The trombonist contributed three originals to the sessions, highlighted by the loping waltz "Minuet Circa '61," an extended piece with a catchy theme and superb solos. The humorous interpretation of "Nice Work If You Can Get It" avoids the typical banal approaches. Getz and Brookmeyer blend well together and excel in their use of counterpoint, while the rhythm section is superb. Long unavailable, this highly recommended recording was finally reissued as a CD in 2002. - by Ken Dryden, AMG

Artist: Stan Getz & Bob Brookmeyer
Album: Recorded Fall 1961
Year: 1961
Label: Verve (Master Edition, 24-bit digital transfer, 2002)
Runtime: 43:03

1.  Minuet Circa '61 (Bob Brookmeyer) 10:38
2.  Who Could Care (Bob Brookmeyer) 4:46
3.  Nice Work If You Can Get It (George Gershwin/Ira Gershwin) 5:58
4.  Thump, Thump, Thump (Bob Brookmeyer) 6:52
5.  A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square (Manning Sherwin/Eric Mashwitz) 6:59
6.  Love Jumped Out (Buck Clayton) 7:46

Stan Getz (Tenor Saxophone)
Bob Brookmeyer (Trombone)
Steve Kuhn (Piano)
John Neves (Double Bass)
Roy Haynes (Drums)



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