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Forest Eyes

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Forest Eyes
Studio album by
RecordedNovember 1979
StudioDureco Studios in Weesp, Netherlands and Fendal Recording Studios in Loenen aan de Vecht, Netherlands
CBS 84113
ProducerJurre Haanstra and Ruud Jacobs
Stan Getz chronology
Children of the World
Forest Eyes
The Dolphin

Forest Eyes is an album by saxophonist Stan Getz featuring compositions by Jurre Haanstra, several of which featured in Bert Haanstra's film "Een Pak Slaag", which was recorded in 1979 and originally released on the Dutch CBS label.[1][2]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic2/5 stars[3]

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow stated "The great tenor is in his usual professional form but none of the themes are all that memorable and his backing is pretty anonymous. It's not one of the essential Stan Getz albums".[3] Doug Payne observed "Getz is typically lovely from start to finish. But brief as it is, Forest Eyes sadly never offers that one compositional moment that makes you feel this is anywhere near as significant as something like Focus".[4]

Track listing

All compositions by Jurre Haanstra.

  1. "We Are Free" - 5:11
  2. "Tails - Part 1 & 2" - 6:00
  3. "Shades of Blue (Main Theme from the Bert Haanstra Film "Een Pak Slaag")" - 3:14
  4. "Heron's Flight" - 4:02
  5. "Forest Eyes" - 3:20
  6. "Drowsy" - 4:07
  7. "Silva (From the Film "Een Pak Slaag")" - 3:30
  8. "Little Lady" - 4:00
  9. "Eye of the Storm (From the Film "Een Pak Slaag")" - 2:52



  1. ^ Discogs album entry, accessed July 28, 2016
  2. ^ Stan Getz discography: 1970's, accessed July 28, 2016
  3. ^ a b Yanow, Scott. Forest Eyes – Review at AllMusic. Retrieved July 28, 2016.
  4. ^ Payne, D. Sound Insights: Stan Getz - The Complete Columbia Albums Collection, accessed July 28, 2016
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