Stan Getz – Stan Getz: The 1953-54 Clef/Norgran Studio Sessions (2011) (180g 4LP BOX Mosaic) (24-Bit/96Khz) (Vinyl Rip)

Stan Getz – Stan Getz: The 1953-54 Clef/Norgran Studio Sessions (2011) {180g 4LP BOX Mosaic}
Vinyl rip @ 24/96 | FLAC(tracks) – 3.79 Gb | Full Scans – 17 Mb | Label: Mosaic Records
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% | Rec. CAT #MRLP 3001

Gaps. We hate them. We admit it, we’re completists, and we can’t tolerate inaccurate personnel logs, song edits imposed on artists, or sessions split up over scattered LPs. We’re compelled to jump in and fix the errors and re-create mis-handled recording dates. Our Stan Getz Quintet box with Jimmy Raney – one of Mosaic’s earliest sets and out of print nearly 20 years — was an example of our efforts to clean-up an important body of music that over time had been re-issued haphazardly, and with substandard sound. More recently, when we learned that Getz’s Norgran Studio recordings were coming out on CD, we thought: – shouldn’t LP enthusiasts get the Clef/Norgran set in full, sumptuous Mosaic editions, on 180-gram audiophile LP?

Chronologically, these sessions for Norman Granz fell just after the quintet dates with Raney, before Getz had risen to the dizzying heights of extreme popularity and when he was still basking in the glow of his stint as part of Woody Herman’s Four Brothers saxophone section. Released on the Clef and Norgran labels just at the transition from 10-inch to 12-inch LPs, the tracks got recycled on Verve across many records, were combined with other songs from other dates, or were forgotten entirely.


Record One:

A1. Have You Met Miss Jones? (03:13)
A2. Erudition (03:08)
A3. Cool Mix (03:03)
A4. Rustic Hop (03:44)
A5. Love And The Weather (06:29)
B1. Spring Is Here (06:06)
B2. Pot Luck (03:54)
B3. Willow Weep For Me (05:18)
B4. Crazy Rhythm (05:49)
B5. The Nearness Of You (03:40)

Record Two:
C1. Minor Blues (07:01)
C2. Fascinating Rhythm (07:59)
C3. I Didn’t Know What Time It Was (07:36)
D1. Tangerine (07:01)
D2. It Don’t Mean A Thing (06:17)
D3. The Varsity Drag (06:55)

Record Three:
E1. Give Me The Simple Life (05:51)
E2. I’ll Remember April (10:53)
E3. Oh Jane Snavely (06:06)
F1. We’ll Be Together Again (08:42)
F2. Feather Merchant (08:14)
F3. Flamingo (07:27)

Record Four:
G1. It Don’t Mean A Thing (alt. version) (06:36)
G2. Pot Luck (78 take) (03:16)
G3. Blue Bells (07:05)
G4. Round Up Time (07:02)
H1. Nobody Else But Me (03:32)
H2. Down By The Sycamore Tree (03:00)
H3. I Hadn’t Anyone ’Til You (02:49)
H4. With The Wind And The Rain In Your Hair (03:46)
H5. Nobody Else But Me (alt.take) (04:40)
H6. I Hadn’t Anyone ’Til You (alt. take) (03:02)

Stan Getz – tenor sax
Bob Brookmeyer – valve trombone
John Williams & Jimmy Rowles – piano
Tony Fruscella – trumpet
Bill Crow, Teddy Kotick, Bob Whitlock & Bill Anthony – bass
Al Levitt, Frank Isola & Max Roach – drums