Stan Getz: Flamingo




Stan Getz (tenor sax)


Stan Getz and the Cool Sounds (Verve 547317)

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

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

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