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4.0 out of 5 stars Stan Getz Romantic, 12 Mar 2012
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This collection reflects Stan at his most sensuous, whether it be his 'bossa nova' pieces which propelled him to mainstream fame (and record sales) in the sixties, to experiments with strings, or simply with his honeyed tones at the centre of a quartet/quintet.

Bossa nova is well represented here, from 'Corcovado' to his iconic 'Girl from Ipanema, and string pieces such as the silky 'Moonlight in Vermont', or 'Alfie'. Perhaps the cream of this collection (for me at least), lies in the small group pieces with legendary figures such as Bill Evans ('Melinda' & 'But Beautiful'), Gary Burton ('Here's that Rainy Day' & 'Little Girl Blue'), and Oscar Peterson and Herb Ellis ('I'm Glad there is You').

The interplay between the musicians, especially on the small group pieces, is a thing of real beauty, and the warmth and depth of the sound really contributes to this rich collection of late night jazz at its most romantically sumptuous. There are no strident or jagged notes here, just some blissfully haunting, soothing melodies.

If you're new to jazz, or Getz, this is probably the gentlest introduction around; if you enjoy this his other sessions are well worth investigating, perhaps starting with his 'Lost Sessions' Bossas & Ballads: The Lost Sessions and his final concerts at the Cafe Monmartre Caf? Montmartre, as these are closest to the rich ballad feel which Stan made his own.

Reasonable background notes and modest price make this well worth investigating (check it out on Amazon sampler). Why then only 4 stars? Simply that the bossa nova material is not my favourite Getz (I prefer his gorgeous sax sound within a small group setting), nor do I enjoy the vocal pieces as much. Have a listen to this, and decide where your own preferences lie. If you enjoy silky smooth, you'll be smitten!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Smooth, Smooth, Smooth..., 4 Dec 2006
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Great CD to enjoy when you need to relax. Most of these tracks have a magic within.

Why only 4 stars you ask? The jazz borders with the easy listening here and that kind of stopped me from giving 5 stars.

In any case: buy with confidence, it will not disappoint you.
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5.0 out of 5 stars getz at his best, 29 April 2014
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this is a lovely relaxing and mellow cd. i have always liked getz's music when i heard it over the years. i actually bought this on the off chance, first of his i have now. yes the misses does like it a lot to. beautiful music
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5.0 out of 5 stars Stan Getz Songs for Lovers cd, 3 Jun 2013
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Don't usually buy modern jazz CDs, but just loved this .. great for background music or to listen alone, maybe with a glass of wine, or two!
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5.0 out of 5 stars getz for lovers, 25 May 2013
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I had never really listened to Stan Getz before but ,as I really love the saxaphone gave it a try. I was not disappointed! I really
love this c.d and I would definately recommend it .
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