The Stan Getz & Cal Tjader Sextet Stan Getz & Cal Tjader Sextet LP
Vinyl Reissue Series Commemorates 65th Anniversary of Prestige Records and 90th Birthday of Legendary Engineer Rudy Van Gelder!
In the vein of many a smooth West Coast jazz outing, this 1958 disc finds
original cool stylist Getz paired with vibraphonist Cal Tjader on a very
enjoyable selection of jazz standards and Tjader originals. the lineup includes
pianist Vince Guaraldi, guitarist Eddie Duran, bassist Scott La Faro, and
drummer Billy Higgins (this was one of the earliest record dates for either La
Faro or Higgins, both of whom were playing with Getz at San Francisco's Black
Hawk in between recording sessions). Guaraldi's spry "Ginza Samba" kicks things
off with nimble and imaginative statements by all the soloists. Tjader's
swinging originals "Crow's Nest" and "Big Bear" provide prime solo vehicles as
well, while his lovely waltz number "Liz-Anne" adds some nice contrast to the
set, eliciting one of Getz's best solos in the process. The group rounds things
out with fine ballad readings of "I've Grown Accustomed To Her Face" and "For
All We Know".
This newly reissued vinyl addition is a ‘MUST HAVE’ title for for both Getz and
Stan Getz: one of the all-time great tenor saxophonists.
Cal Tjader: The legendary percussionist who is often linked to the development
of Latin rock and acid jazz. Although fusing jazz with Latin music is often
categorized as "Latin jazz" (or, earlier, "Afro-Cuban jazz"), Tjader's output
swung freely between both styles.
• Prestige Records 65th Anniversary Re-issue
• 120g Vinyl Reissue
1. I've Grown Accustomed To Her Face
2. For All We Know
1. Crow's Nest
2. Liz Anne
3. Big Bear
4. My Buddy