Stan Getz & Gerry Mulligan: That Old Feeling as heard in Woody Allen's Husbands and Wives (1992) and Celebrity (1998)


That Old Feeling


Stan Getz (tenor sax) and Gerry Mulligan (baritone sax)


Getz Meets Mulligan in Hi-Fi (Verve 849 392-2)

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Stan Getz (tenor sax), Gerry Mulligan (baritone sax), Lou Levy (piano), Ray Brown (bass), Stan Levey (drums).

Composed by Sammy Fain & Lew Brown


Recorded: Los Angeles, October 12, 1957


Rating: 97/100 (learn more)

In the 1950s, owning a mere record player was not enough. Audiophiles grew so obsessed with turntables, cartridges, styli, preamps, power amps, woofers, tweeters and graphic equalizers that many dispensed with music altogether, preferring entire albums of sports cars in action. Fortunately, Getz Meets Mulligan in Hi-Fi retained "That Old Feeling" of two great jazzmen jousting one another, and it was sleeker than Jaguar jockeying with Ferrari at Le Mans. To justify the Hi-Fi tag, reverb is added to the horns, but it doesn't mar a performance in which both sax men play more robustly than usual. This is topflight 1950s modern jazz.

Reviewer: Alan Kurtz

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