Stan Getz: Flamingo
Stan Getz (tenor sax)
Stan Getz and the Cool Sounds (Verve 547317)
John Williams (piano), Bill Anthony (bass), Frank Isola (drums).
Composed by Edmund Anderson & Ted Grouya.
Recorded: Los Angeles, CA, November 9, 1954
Rating: 90/100 (learn more)
Although tenorist Stan Getz's smooth sound and lyrical melodicism made him a cool jazz icon, he also possessed a gift for hard-driving swing. Valve trombonist Bob Brookmeyer, an exemplar of Kansas City earthiness with a composer's sense of tunefulness, proved a well-matched partner. With each soloist spurred on by his frontline colleague's rousing backgrounds and the propulsive comping of pianist John Williams, they transform the pop song "Flamingo" into a booting up-tempo swinger.
Reviewer: David Franklin