Stan Getz: Entre Amigos (Sympathy Between Friends)


Entre Amigos (Sympathy Between Friends)


Stan Getz (tenor sax)


Big Band Bossa Nova (Verve 825 771-2)

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Stan Getz (tenor sax),

Nick Travis, Doc Severinsen, Joe Ferrante (trumpets), Willie Dennis, Tony Studd (trombones), Ray Alonge (French horn), Ray Beckenstein (flute), Eddie Caine (alto flute), Walt Levinsky, Babe Clarke (clarinets), Romeo Penque (bass clarinet), Hank Jones (piano), Jim Hall (guitar), Tommy Williams (bass), Johnny Rae (drums), Carmen Costa, Jose Paulo (percussion)


Composed & arranged by Gary McFarland


Recorded: New York, August 28, 1962


Rating: 94/100 (learn more)

A follow-up to Stan Getz's remarkably successful Jazz Samba album, Big Band Bossa Nova is a frequently inspired partnership between the saxophonist and Gary McFarland. It contains four bossa nova mainstays and four McFarland originals, and the arranger gives Getz room to explore the subtleties of this idiom. "Entre Amigos" is my favorite of the McFarland pieces—an invigorating performance by Getz and an equally "up" ensemble.

Reviewer: Bill Kirchner

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