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Stan Getz at The Shrine

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Stan Getz at The Shrine
Live album by
ReleasedMarch 1, 1955[1]
RecordedNovember 8, 1954 (#1-8)[2]
Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles
November 9, 1954 (#9-10)
Los Angeles
LabelNorgran Records
MGN 2000-2[3]
ProducerNorman Granz
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Alternative cover
Verve CD reissue

Stan Getz at The Shrine is a live jazz album by American saxophonist Stan Getz, recorded in 1954. It was originally released in 1955 on Norgran Records (which would be absorbed by Verve Records in 1956) as a 2 LP set, then reissued on CD by Verve as MGV 8188-2. This was the first concert recording for Stan Getz.

Norman Granz commented: "Last year, 1954, I presented a nationwide concert tour with the Duke Ellington band, the Dave Brubeck Quartet, the Gerry Mulligan Quartet, and the Stan Getz Quintet. On the closing night of the tour I decided to record the Getz portion of the concert, and since the tour closed at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, it was there that this album was recorded.........As it often happens at these concerts, you can't time them as well as you could a regular recording date, and Stan ran over his allotted time........we had enough material for 1 1/2 albums, and rather than lose the extra half, we have added to the second side of the second LP two compositions: "Feather Merchant" and "We'll Be together Again", which Stan recorded immediately the following night, with virtually the same personnel, the only change being Frank Isola on drums in place of Art Mardigan."

Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic3/5 stars[4]
The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings4/4 stars[5]

Track listing

  1. "Flamingo" - 8:33
  2. "Lover Man" - 5:25
  3. "Pernod" - 6:48
  4. "Tasty Pudding" - 8:21
  5. "I'll Remember April" - 7:35
  6. "Polka Dots and Moonbeams" - 4:36
  7. "Open Country" - 5:46
  8. "It Don't Mean a Thing" - 5:57
  9. "We'll Be Together Again" - 8:45 - studio track
  10. "Feather Merchant" - 8:14 - studio track



  1. ^ Inc, Nielsen Business Media (February 12, 1955). "Clef Skeds Getz Jazz Concert LP's". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. – via Google Books.
  2. ^ Gioia, Ted (September 27, 2012). The Jazz Standards: A Guide to the Repertoire. OUP USA. ISBN 9780199937394 – via Google Books.
  3. ^ Popoff, Martin (September 8, 2009). Goldmine Record Album Price Guide. Penguin. ISBN 9781440229169 – via Google Books.
  4. ^ Stan Getz at The Shrine at AllMusic
  5. ^ Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (2008). The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings (9th ed.). Penguin. p. 544. ISBN 978-0-141-03401-0.

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