Stan Getz: Flamingo

Track

Flamingo

Artist

Stan Getz (tenor sax)

CD

Stan Getz and the Cool Sounds (Verve 547317)

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Musicians:

Stan Getz (tenor sax), Bob Brookmeyer (valve trombone),

John Williams (piano), Bill Anthony (bass), Frank Isola (drums)

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Composed by Edmund Anderson & Ted Grouya

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Recorded: Los Angeles, CA, November 9, 1954

Albumcoverstangetzandthecoolsounds

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

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