Tuesday, June 27, 2017

And The "Cool" Sounds !!

Stan Getz plays with five different lineups on the recordings from 1954
and 1955 featured on Stan Getz and the Cool Sounds. The cool-toned,
mellow tenor saxophonist starts off with four tracks accompanied by
pianist Lou Levy, bassist Leroy Vinnegar, and drummer Shelly Manne,
with the easygoing swinger "Our Love Is Here to Stay" taking top honors.
Valve trombonist Bob Brookmeyer is added to the mix for two quintet
selections, both of which feature pianist John Williams anchoring two
different rhythm sections. The very hot "Flamingo" finds Getz and Brook-
meyer alternating choruses and engaging in intricate counterpoint, while
Brookmeyer's "Rustic Hop" cooks at an even higher temperature, with
both players inspiring one another to the top of their respective games.
Pianist Jimmy Rowles, drummer Max Roach, and bassist Bobby Whit-
lock back Getz in a swinging take of "Nobody Else But Me" and the
overlooked chestnut "Down by the Sycamore Tree." Trumpeter Tony
Fruscella, who died far too young, takes Brookmeyer's place in two
works written by the underrated trumpeter and composer Phil Sunkel,
the mid-tempo "Blue Bells" and the boogie-woogie-
flavored "Roundup Time." -Allmusic.com

Bass – Bill Anthony (tracks: A5 to B2), Bill Crow (tracks: B5), Bob Whitlock (tracks: B3, B4), Leroy Vinnegar (tracks: A1 to A4)
Drums – Al Levitt (tracks: B5), Frank Isola (tracks: A5 to B2), Max Roach (tracks: B3, B4), Shelly Manne (tracks: A1 to A4)
Piano – Jimmy Rowles (tracks: B3, B4), John Williams (5) (tracks: A5 to B2, B5), Lou Levy (tracks: A1 to A4)
Tenor Saxophone – Stan Getz (tracks: A1 to A5)
Trombone – Bob Brookmeyer (tracks: A5)
Trumpet – Tony Fruscella (tracks: B1, B2)
Valve Trombone – Bob Brookmeyer (tracks: B5)

Stan Getz


Big Bend photos: What a vacation! Big Bend is absolutely gorgeous! 
Underneath are photos of the National Park, if you're interested.
It was a cool 85°F in the heat of the day (very atypical for far
southern Texas in midsummer). And ...we had a bear visitor!
Of all the places I've been, this is one of the most beautiful,
and desolate. Thanks again for your kind words, and
patience while I was away :)  -Ed aka ETHICS


  1. https://www.dropbox.com/s/sasz5t2mwxbxgcq/Cool%20Sounds.zip?dl=0

  2. really nice vacation shots.
    thanks for stan.

  3. Thanks for sharing these. That suspended bolder is amazing. Compliments on your good eye to catch the sun centered on the mountain peak.. Any info on the rock painting? I guess it was either done by native Americans hundreds of years ago or by some dude last April. :-D Either way, those are some beautiful views. Pretty much as I remembered; stark, desolate and yes, gorgeous. Glad we still have places like this to get away to. Oh, thanks for the Getz too!

    1. Ha we were thinking the same thing about the rock art; that it might be recent. However, checking with a park Ranger, it is legit. We're to sure about the age of it, but the whole ational Park is littered with them. Quite beautiful and cool to see