Listen: Abbey Lincoln with Stan Getz – "Up
Listen: Stan Getz – "Here's
the Rainy Day"
The Stanford Jazz Workshop’s formative years were blessed by
the participation of Stan Getz, an undisputed giant of the tenor
saxophone. Getz freely shared his knowledge and wisdom with the Workshop’s
community and inspired them with his artistry. A true master of melody,
he always played straight from the heart with feeling and spontaneity.
As Stan once quipped when a student sought his advice on some esoteric
matter of harmonic theory, “It’s the mood, not the mode.” From
the stylish sensuality of his pioneering bossa nova recordings
to the joyous intensity of his bebop playing, emotion, honesty, and
personal expression were always at the forefront of his music. Bassist
Larry Grenadier provides the direct connection to Stan@Stanford:
he was a Stanford student during Getz’s Stanford years, and
the two musicians got to know each other well and interact both on
and off the bandstand. A star-studded lineup of Jazz Workshop faculty
including guitarist Peter Bernstein, drummer Gregory Hutchinson,
and many special guests will pay homage to Getz’s enduring
legacy of creativity, individualism, and heartfelt communication.