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Universal Music France

Stan Getz – Café Montmartre

$38.00

Universal Music France

Stan Getz – Café Montmartre

$38.00

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"Before his death after a several year battle with cancer, Stan Getz continued to release a flurry of outstanding recordings. Cafe Montmartre is a compilation of several live performances at the famous Copenhagen club with pianist Kenny Barron, selected from three earlier albums, the 1987 quartet dates Anniversary! and Serenity, plus the two-disc set People Time from 1991. Getz was a masterful ballad interpreter and delivers with the mournful tribute "I Remember Clifford" and an absolutely haunting, emotionally charged take of Billy Strayhorn's "Blood Count" (written as its composer lay dying of cancer). Barron makes a strong case as one of Getz's very best accompanists, while bassist Rufus Reid and drummer Ben Riley (present only on the 1987 material), are also superb. With the tenor saxophonist and his musicians delivering one outstanding take after another on the original releases, it must have been very difficult to choose only nine of the 26." — AllMusic

“Café Montmartre” showcases Getz’s slow, cool style, with extended playing, such his 11-minute version of the standard “I Can’t Get Started” by Vernon Duke and Ira Gershwin, in which the listener may perceive a touch of sadness. Among the five 1991 cuts, he plays soulful, smooth duets with piano man Kenny Barron on covers of “People Time,” “Soul Eyes,” and “First Song (For Ruth).” The nine live tracks on the “Café Montmartre” blend together seamlessly, as if performed consecutively during one concert, and remain fresh after multiple listenings. The selections were taken from 26 live tracks recorded at the club in those years.”

Sultana can play 20 instruments, but her guitar wizardry is the clear star here; the yearning solo on “Pink Moon” yawps and shudders, while the gathering-storm riffage of “Blackbird” stretches out over nearly ten minutes, all thrilling. After years of being a festival and YouTube sensation, Sultana’s thrown down the gauntlet forcefully.” – The Mob Museum

Item description:        

Artist:

Stan Getz

Title:

Café Montmartre

Label:

Universal Music France ‎

Format:

Vinyl, LP, Album

Pressing:

Europe

Release Date:

31 Aug 2018

Genre:

Jazz

Style:

Contemporary Jazz, Easy Listening

Catalog No:

538 336-4

Condition:

New