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4.9 out of 5 stars
4.9 out of 5 stars
People Time
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on 28 April 2014
Great to hear such music from two masters of their art. All the tracks are quite long and give each artist plenty of time to explore the material. Adding bass and drums would have detracted from the music.
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on 5 September 2017
Great music at a good price and delivered promptly.
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on 19 July 2013
This should be in every jazz lovers collection. Just two superb musicians on top form creating wonderful music together. Don't let the fact that's it is just tenor and piano put you off.
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on 4 March 2014
nothing like two musicians playing together, creatively inspiring eachother.....a great CD for your collection. The cover doesn't do it justice, in fact its quite off-putting.
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on 22 May 2010
The inner sleeve notes and tribute from Kenny Barron sum up the pleasure and pain this last recording delivers, simply :- Getz at his best and probably more so because the inner emotion and beauty of a dying man is so gracefully played out in all the tracks, First song for Ruth and Soul Eyes particularly.

As a pro Tenor player I really got Getz in these tracks, it's a real cry from within. I've studied much of his work, and recently I played "First Song" for my girlfiend in an underground car park a note for note performance... and she cried... somehow the notes had become words. It always brings a lump to my throat because it is such a wonderfully hypnotic musical statement, a kind of thankyou,from the heart for listening.
The harmonisation and intonation of his unique style and influence from Lester Young rings out. It seems like Lester was looking down over him and smiling..... "this is your last gig dude even though you hurt you simply got to play it out!" The complimentary keywork from Kenny Barron is also very moving and completes the canvas. "People Time" is all about emotion and an inner strength of achievement, it's a last great hurrah from a man who ranks as one of the greatest exponents of the tenor sax ever; and whether you blow the sax or not this double CD is a must for anyone who appreciates the very best in music.
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VINE VOICEon 15 September 2009
Terminally ill with cancer, Getz recorded these duet sessions with Kenny Barron, long-time collaborator and one of the finest pianists you'll encounter in jazz. The tenorman's tone is still there in places, but what makes these recordings so special is the pain you hear in some of the music, where Getz is obviously struggling, but keeps at it and produces some wonderfully wispy, lyrical music. He know his time is short, and he's making the best of it.

Pared down to just sax and piano, this setting provides an intimate and fitting location for what really was Getz's last stand. Choice of tracks is in keeping with the tone and mood of the occasion - so you'll find no belters here, but a collection of beautiful songs, an appreciative audience, and two superb musicians who knew that this was it - there would be no coming back for more. Stand out track - Song for Ruth - played with an emotion and restraint that brings the hairs up on the back of the neck. Barron's extended solos on some of the tracks bring home the fact that Getz simply could not play the lengthy solos as he once did - but taken overall, this is one of the key recordings to own that represent the end of Getz's stella career.

Moving and essential.
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on 24 August 2009
As opposed to artists who are at their best when they search and develop and find something brand new, some are best when they give us their lifetime of musical thinking and constantly perfecting their art... For, many artist develop their art not in marble, with a hammer, but with the painters smaller brush... And, even if they stray and try to get commercial from time to time, only when they mature they can give you something as subtle as "People time". Of course, I'm talking 'bout Getz, but his wonderful musical partner Kenny Barron on this set of duets is equally amazing... People, you should check this out; THIS is remarkable, beautiful...

I can't believe I haven't already added my 5 stars before...
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on 11 April 2006
Massively recommended. These were Getz's final recordings, three months before his death. A duo performance is never easy. The increased workload must have put tremendous strain on his health but you would never know from listening to this exquisite live double CD. Fourteen tracks, culled from four consecutive nights at the Cafe Montmartre in Copenhagen, show Getz at his most
majestic. The wonderful Kenny Barron on piano shows complete empathy with Getz, and the interplay between them is perfect. This is exemplified by the ballad 'First Song'. It is a total masterpiece.
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on 9 September 2001
You can't listen to "People Time" without being reminded that this was Getz's last statement. The whole 2-CD set is imbued with a poignancy that is impossible to escape from - not that you would want to! The whole Getz legacy boils down to this recording - a man on stage (live) with his saxophone, and the barest of accompaniments, playing the old standards for one last time. Although dying of cancer at the time he plays like a man who is blissfully unaware that his time is running out, and that's what makes this recording so special. Even if you don't normally like Getz I'd recommend "People Time". It has a depth that few artist ever achieve.
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TOP 1000 REVIEWERon 28 February 2015
This duet performance was recorded at the Cafe Montmartre, Copenhagen in March 1991 in front of an appreciative audience. The artists are Stan Getz and pianist Kenny Barron. The album (2 CDs) is issued under the name of Getz but this is clearly a partnership and both play with great sensitivity, passion and empathy.
The music is "laid back" and unhurried; just serenity and no rushing or undue haste or displays of violence. Please don't think that the music is therefore soporific; far from it. It is fully engaging, thoughtful interplay. If Barron is the accompanyist then he does his job perfectly, but I think that he every bit the "main man" as Getz.
Fourteen tunes altogether, all "standards" which doesn't mean popular tunes, though some are. Many come from the jazz canon.
A showcase for two fine musicians who don't need further support from a conventional rhythm section.
Highly recommended.
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