Died At Age: 64
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Born in: Philadelphia
Famous as: Saxophonist
Spouse/Ex-: Beverly Byrne, Monica Silfverskiöld
children: Nicolaus, Pamela
place of death: Malibu
U.S. State: Pennsylvania
education: James Monroe High School (New York)
Regarded as the greatest instrumental soloist of all-time, Stanley Gayetzky, famously known as Stan Getz emerged as one of the most significant musical forces in the world of jazz post World War II. Felicitated for his sheer melody, distinctively warm and lyrical tone, Getz is fondly dubbed as ‘The Sound’ because of his singularity and musical innovations. His commitment to music is evident from his long body of work that includes over 300 pieces of musical compositions. Ranked among America’s top tenor saxophone players, Getz was a gifted saxophonist who could play just about anything on it, a quality that put him on top of the polls. He is accredited for playing some of the best jazz with some of the best jazzmen in the country. However, his personal life was a rollercoaster ride — tumultuous and loused up by abjection, alcohol, addiction and furious flare-ups. Read on to know all about the life, childhood and profile of this noted saxophonist.
- The Steamer
- Best of the Roost Years
- Best of the West Coast Sessions
- People Time
- Jazz Samba
- Running Water
- Chocolate Sundae with Gerry Mulligan and Harry
- Sweets, Edison, and Oscar Peterson
- Stan's Blues
- Tootsie Roll
- For Stompers Only
- S'cool Boy
- Ah-Moore (Amour)
- Apasionado, with Herb Alpert and Eddie Del Barrio,
- Amorous Cat
- Crazy Chords
- Tour's End
- And The Angels Swing
- Long Island Sound
- Half-breed Apache
- Bronx Blues
- Blues for Herky
- Pocono Mac
- Blues for Mary Jane
- Getz won Grammy Award for Best Jazz Performance, Soloist(Instrumental) 'Desafinado', in the year 1962
- In 1964, he got a Grammy award for record of the year ‘The Girl from Ipanema’ and in the same year got another Grammy award for album of the year.
- He also received the Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Jazz Performance, Soloist With Small Group, Getz/Gilberto in 1964
- In 1991, he earned a Grammy Award for Best Jazz Solo Performance ‘I Remember You’.
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STANLEY GETZ TIMELINE
Stan Getz was born on February 2 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
He married Beverly Byrne.
He enrolled in the All City High School Orchestra of New York City.
He became a musician with Woody Herman in ‘The Second Herd’ and gave a major hit Early Autumn.
Moved to Europe and worked with European musicians with Swedish baritone players and with other US ex-patriots.
Once he returned to the U.S. from Europe and became one of the known figures who introduced bossa nova music to the American citizens.
He composed one of the best achievements amongst his works — ‘Focus’.
Getz won the Grammy for Best Jazz Performance for ‘Desafinado’ and recorded the album Gilberto with Jobim, Gilberto and his wife.
He played fusion idiom with Chick Corea, Tony Williams and Clarke.
He left his Second wife but did not get a legal divorce.
He was placed in the Down Beat Jazz Hall of Fame.
He divorced his second wife Monica and later diagnosed with liver cancer.
He worked with Huey Lewis and the News on an album and played solo on the title track, and served as a teacher at Stanford Jazz Workshop.
He released Apasionado.
One of his best works in his career ‘You Gotta Pay the Band’ recorded with Abbey Lincoln.
He earned a Grammy Award for Best Jazz Solo Performance ‘I Remember You’.
He died on June 6 in Malibu, California, United States due to liver cancer.
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