The Life And Music Of Stan Getz
960 Special Topic, Non-Musician
Stan Getz was a true jazz icon of the tenor saxophone, but his life was as turbulent as his music was smooth. With guitarist Charlie Byrd, Getz is best known for starting the Bossa Nova craze in the mid 1960’s. This was far from his only musical accomplishment. From the classic Third Stream recording “Focus” to sublime duets with pianist Kenny Barron at the end of his career, Getz was one of the great jazz stylists. Extensive video and recordings will be used to study his music and career.