Stan Getz: The Way You Look Tonight
The Way You Look Tonight
Stan Getz (tenor sax)
Stan Getz Plays (Verve 833 535-2)
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