Woody Herman: Early Autumn
Woody Herman Orchestra
The Definitive Stan Getz (Verve 589950)
big band featuring Terry Gibbs (vibraphone).
Composed by Ralph Burns.
Recorded: Hollywood, December 30, 1948
Rating: 97/100 (learn more)
During the 1950s, tenor saxophonist Stan Getz became the most popular of Lester Young's followers. But his breakthrough came as a result of his probing solo on the Woody Herman Orchestra’s 1948 recording of Ralph Burn’s gorgeous ballad “Early Autumn,” which showed off his lovely sound and advanced sense of lyricism. Getz remained popular even after other tenor styles overtook his in fashionability.
Reviewer: David Franklin