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Getz at The Gate

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Getz at the Gate
1 Announcement by Chip Monck  
2 It's Alright With Me (Cole Porter)  
3 Wildwood (Gigi Gryce)  
4 When The Sun Comes Out (Harold Arlen-Ted Koehler)  
5 Impressions (John Coltrane)  
6 Airegin (Sonny Rollins)  
7 Like Someone In Love (Jimmy Van Heusen-Johnny Burke)  
8 Woody 'N You (Dizzy Gillespie)  
9 Blues (Stan Getz)  
10 Where Do You Go (Alec Wilder-Arnold Sundgaard)  
11 Yesterday's Gardenias (Dick Robertson)  
12 Stella By Starlight (Victor Young-Ned Washington)  
13 It's You Or No One (Jule Stine-Sammy Cahn)  
14 Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most (Tommy Wolf-Fran Landesman)  
15 52nd Street Theme (Thelonious Monk)  
16 Jumpin' With Symphony Sid (Lester Young-King Pleasure)  
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On November 26, 1961, saxophonist Stan Getz and his relatively new quartet of Steve Kuhn, John Neves, and Roy Haynes performed at New York's Village Gate. The show was professionally recorded, possibly for eventual release, but was soon forgotten and the tape languished in the vaults for almost 58 years. On June 14th, Verve Records/UMe will release the 2-CD, 3-LP Getz at The Gate, which includes every note recorded that night. 

This recording and this quartet both serve as a sort of "road not taken" for Stan Getz. Having just returned from living in Europe, Getz assembled a new quartet and was exploring a slightly more modern and aggressive sound with this group. Steve Kuhn had only recently finished playing with John Coltrane's quartet and a more modern music and sound - personified by Coltrane - was gaining popularity. 

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