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Stan Getz Quartet, January 1980 – New Haven, Connecticut

Stan Getz needs no introduction. Getz was a wonderful musician, here caught with younger players lending a modern touch to the proceedings. More to the point, Getz improvises as well as I have ever heard him, especially on the final performance on this tape, “Big, Tiny, Little.” As an added bonus, the drumming on that same tune is spectacular. The full quintet is recorded at the Educational Center for the Arts in New Haven, Connecticut, with only two spaced B&K omni instrument mics (a very rare mic configuration for jazz quintets). Unlike most multi-microphone recordings, none of the instruments are shoved in the listener’s face. The result is a natural and organic sound. Essential jazz on analog tape.

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