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The Complete Roost Recordings

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The Complete Roost Recordings
Compilation album by
ReleasedOctober 21, 1997
RecordedMay 17, 1950 – December 16, 1954
GenreJazz, Bebop, Latin jazz
Length127:35
LabelRoost/Capitol
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The Complete Roost Recordings is a 1997 compilation 3-CD set of sessions led by saxophonist and bandleader Stan Getz recorded for the Roost Records label between 1950 and 1954.[1] The compilation includes material previously released on Getz's Roost LPs The Sound, The Getz Age, the two volumes of Stan Getz at Storyville and the album with guitarist Johnny Smith - Moonlight in Vermont along with alternate takes and previously unreleased performances.[2]

Reception

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[3]
Penguin Guide to Jazz👑4/4 stars[4]
Tom HullA–[5]

Writing for Allmusic, Leo Stanley states: "Roost was the first label Getz recorded for as a leader, and what's surprising about these sessions is how mature he sounds here. He had already arrived at his full, rich tone and was able to improvise with skill and grace. That's what makes this box set so rewarding -- it's not only historically important, but it offers a wealth of excellent music".[3] The Penguin Guide to Jazz awarded the compilation a "Crown" signifying a recording that the authors "feel a special admiration or affection for".[4][6]

Track listing

All compositions by Stan Getz, except where noted.

Disc one

  1. "On the Alamo" [Alternate Take] (Isham Jones, Gus Kahn) - 2:43
  2. "On the Alamo" (Jones, Kahn) - 2:44
  3. "Gone with the Wind" (Allie Wrubel, Herb Magidson) - 2:54
  4. "Yesterdays" (Jerome Kern, Otto Harbach) - 2:46
  5. "Sweetie Pie" - 2:28
  6. "You Go to My Head" (J. Fred Coots, Haven Gillespie) - 3:00
  7. "Hershey Bar" (Getz, Johnny Mandel) - 2:34
  8. "Tootsie Roll" - 2:07
  9. "Strike up the Band" (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) - 2:27
  10. "Imagination" [Alternate Take] (Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke) - 2:31
  11. "Imagination" (Van Heusen, Burke) - 2:21
  12. "For Stompers Only" - 2:46
  13. "Navy Blue" - 2:42
  14. "Out of Nowhere" (Johnny Green, Edward Heyman) - 2:26
  15. "'S Wonderful" (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) - 2:35
  16. "Penny" (Horace Silver) - 2:49
  17. "Split Kick" [Alternate Take] (Silver) - 2:52
  18. "Split Kick" (Silver) - 2:52
  19. "It Might as Well Be Spring" [Alternate Take] (Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II) - 2:42
  20. "It Might as Well Be Spring" (Rodgers, Hammerstein) - 2:52
  21. "The Best Thing for You" (Irving Berlin) - 2:41
  22. "Signal" [Alternate Take] (Jimmy Raney) - 5:35
  23. "Budo" [Alternate Take] (Miles Davis, Bud Powell) - 4:39

Note

  • Recorded in New York City on May 17, 1950 (tracks 1-7), December 10, 1950 (tracks 8-15) and January 23, 1951 (tracks 16-21) and at the Storyville in Boston, Massachusetts on October 28, 1951 (tracks 22 & 23)

Disc two

  1. "Thou Swell" (Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) - 4:24
  2. "The Song Is You" (Kern, Hammerstein) - 7:11
  3. "Mosquito Knees" (Gigi Gryce) - 5:21
  4. "Pennies from Heaven" (Arthur Johnston, Johnny Burke) - 5:07
  5. "Move" (Denzil Best) - 6:02
  6. "Parker 51" (Raney) - 6:06 Amazon
  7. "Hershey Bar" [Live Version] (Getz, Mandel) - 3:33
  8. "Rubberneck" (Frank Rosolino) - 4:25
  9. "Signal" (Raney) - 5:51
  10. "Everything Happens to Me" (Matt Dennis, Tom Adair) - 3:21
  11. "Jumpin' with Symphony Sid" (Lester Young) - 7:25
  12. "Yesterdays" [Live Version] (Kern, Harbach) - 2:58
  13. "Budo" (Davis, Powell) - 5:11
  14. "Wildwood" [Live Version] (Gryce) - 4:57

Note

  • Recorded at the Storyville in Boston, Massachusetts on October 28, 1951

Disc Three:

  1. "Melody Express" (Gryce) - 2:45
  2. "Yvette" (Gryce) - 2:54
  3. "Potter's Luck" (Silver) - 2:38
  4. "The Song Is You" (Kern, Hammerstein) - 2:48
  5. "Wildwood" (Gryce) - 3:03
  6. "Lullaby of Birdland" (George Shearing, George David Weiss) - 2:23
  7. "Autumn Leaves" (Joseph Kosma, Jacques Prévert, Johnny Mercer) - 2:58
  8. "Autumn Leaves" [Alternate Take] (Kosma, Prévert, Mercer) - 3:04
  9. "Fools Rush In" (Rube Bloom, Mercer) - 2:24
  10. "Fools Rush In" [Alternate Take] (Bloom, Mercer) - 2:20
  11. "These Foolish Things" Jack Strachey, Holt Marvell, Harry Link) - 3:01
  12. "Where or When" (Rodgers, Hart) - 2:24
  13. "Tabú" (Margarita Lecuona, Bob Russell, Al Stillman) - 2:40
  14. "Moonlight in Vermont" (Karl Suessdorf, John Blackburn) - 3:12
  15. "Jaguar" (Johnny Smith) - 2:31
  16. "Sometimes I'm Happy" (Vincent Youmans, Irving Caesar) - 2:18
  17. "Stars Fell on Alabama" (Frank Perkins, Mitchell Parish) - 3:03
  18. "Nice Work If You Can Get It" (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) - 2:24
  19. "Tenderly" (Walter Gross, Jack Lawrence) - 3:24
  20. "Little Pony" (Neal Hefti) - 2:20
  21. "Easy Living" (Ralph Rainger, Leo Robin) - 4:13
  22. "Nails" (Buster Harding) - 4:00

Note

  • Recorded in New York City on August 15, 1951 (tracks 1-5), March 11, 1952 (tracks 12-15), November 9, 1952 (tracks 16-19), December 19, 1952 (tracks 6-11) and at Birdland, New York City on December 16, 1954 (tracks 20-22)

Personnel

References

  1. ^ Stan Getz Catalog, accessed May 17, 2016
  2. ^ Edwards, D. & Callahan, M.Royal Roost/Roost Album Discography, accessed May 18, 2016
  3. ^ a b Stanley, Leo. The Complete Roost Recordings – Review at AllMusic. Retrieved May 17, 2016.
  4. ^ a b Cook, Richard; Brian Morton (2008) [1992]. "Stan Getz". The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings (9th ed.). New York: Penguin. p. 544. ISBN 978-0-141-03401-0.
  5. ^ Hull, Tom (n.d.). "Essential Jazz Albums of the 1950s". tomhull.com. Retrieved March 12, 2020.
  6. ^ Penguin Guide to Jazz: Crown Albums List, accessed May 17, 2016
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