Stan Getz & Gerry Mulligan: That Old Feeling – as heard in Woody Allen's Husbands and Wives (1992) and Celebrity (1998)
That Old Feeling
Getz Meets Mulligan in Hi-Fi (Verve 849 392-2)
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