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Four Classic Albums (Focus / The Soft Swing / West Coast Jazz / Cool Velvet)
Stan Getz was the best tenor jazz player I've ever had the pleasure to listen to. His place in jazz history is cemented in all the wonderful albums he recorded. These four albums represent just a small part of that jazz history. From 1952 onwards, Stan was involved in many superb jazz albums, playing with such greats as Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Stitt, Gerry Mulligan, Oscar Peterson, Shelly Manne and a host of other wonderful musicians. For that great dinner party, you would be hard-pushed to beat "Cool Velvet". I've used it on many occasions and it's amazing how the youngsters quickly get 'tuned' into the music, asking questions about this great artist. It's one of my choices to get them to listen to more albums of the great American Music scene.