Stan Getz: The Way You Look Tonight


The Way You Look Tonight


Stan Getz (tenor sax)


Stan Getz Plays (Verve 833 535-2)

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Stan Getz (tenor sax), Jimmy Raney (guitar), Duke Jordan (piano),

Bill Crow (bass), Frank Isola (drums)


Composed by Jerome Kern & Dorothy Fields


Recorded: New York, December 12, 1952


Rating: 97/100 (learn more)

This version of the standard is close to ideal, from its contrapuntal opening by Getz and Raney to the melodic and rhythmic fluidity of the up-tempo sax solo, incisively punctuated by Jordan's piano. Getz is obviously the main focus, but his improvisation is totally devoted to enhancing the song's natural beauty. So much so that his highly inventive embroideries on the chord pattern sound like natural extensions of the original melody. "The Sound," indeed, but the ideas, too.

Reviewer: Thierry Quénum

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