250

Stan Getz: My Foolish Heart

Jim Santella By

Sign in to view read count
Last month Label M released the first two albums from its series “Live” at the Left Bank. Sessions by Sonny Stitt and Stan Getz were recorded by members of the Left Bank Jazz Society in 1971 and 1975, respectively, at the Famous Ballroom in Baltimore, Maryland. Other artists in the series of weekly live performances include Freddie Hubbard, Jimmy Heath and Cedar Walton, whose albums will be released this month. With the promise of many more albums to come from this delightful series, Label M’s action appears to provide an opportunity for collectors and devotees to pick up those “rare items” we’ve been looking for all these years.

The sound captured from Stan Getz’ live club date is superb. Dave Holland, Jack DeJohnette and Richie Beirach work together with the saxophonist as if they were all born into the same family. Every move, every nuance, every inflection is created to suit the leader’s mood. From slow, cool ballads to fast, hot burners, the quartet swings with overt expression. Getz is at his best, leading with high spirits. The exciting program includes two modern mainstream anthems by Chick Corea, a powerfully-built saga by Ralph Towner, several standards, and an 11-minute untitled piece that we investigators will probably figure out eventually. With a high-flying start, Label M has inaugurated its ”Live” at the Left Bank series with a winner.


Track Listing: Invitation; Untitled; Spring is Here; Litha; Lucifer

Personnel: Stan Getz- tenor saxophone; Richie Beirach- piano; Dave Holland- bass; Jack DeJohnette- drums.

| Record Label: Label M | Style: Straight-ahead/Mainstream


Shop

More Articles

Read Transparent Water CD/LP/Track Review Transparent Water
by Dan Bilawsky
Published: February 20, 2017
Read Billows Of Blue CD/LP/Track Review Billows Of Blue
by Dan McClenaghan
Published: February 20, 2017
Read Love Dance CD/LP/Track Review Love Dance
by Karl Ackermann
Published: February 20, 2017
Read Honest Woman CD/LP/Track Review Honest Woman
by James Nadal
Published: February 20, 2017
Read June CD/LP/Track Review June
by Karl Ackermann
Published: February 19, 2017
Read The Final Concert CD/LP/Track Review The Final Concert
by John Sharpe
Published: February 19, 2017
Read "Blue Innuendo" CD/LP/Track Review Blue Innuendo
by Edward Blanco
Published: May 14, 2016
Read "A Multitude of Angels" CD/LP/Track Review A Multitude of Angels
by John Kelman
Published: December 1, 2016
Read "Pale White Shout" CD/LP/Track Review Pale White Shout
by Glenn Astarita
Published: August 10, 2016
Read "Have Yourself an Alto Madness Christmas" CD/LP/Track Review Have Yourself an Alto Madness Christmas
by Jack Bowers
Published: December 4, 2016
Read "Prospect" CD/LP/Track Review Prospect
by Glenn Astarita
Published: March 13, 2016
Read "R Train On The D Line" CD/LP/Track Review R Train On The D Line
by Karl Ackermann
Published: March 10, 2016

Post a comment

comments powered by Disqus

Sponsor: ECM Records | BUY NOW  

Support our sponsor

Support All About Jazz's Future

We need your help and we have a deal. Contribute $20 and we'll hide the six Google ads that appear on every page for a full year!

Buy it!