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JAZZ SAMBA: A Portrait of Stan Getz
Originally performed live on March 24, 2018
Music Director: Charlton Singleton
“If you like an instrument that sings, play the saxophone. At its best it’s like the human voice.”
Stan Getz was one of the most celebrated saxophonists of all time. Coming into prominence in the late 1940s with Woody Herman’s Big Band, he excelled at be-bop, cool jazz, and early fusion. His influence has been seen and heard throughout the jazz community. Getz is best known for popularizing the worldwide hit single The Girl from Ipanema performed with Astrud Gilberto.
Our five saxophonists in the Charleston Jazz Orchestra are some of the most sought after musicians in the area. Masters of numerous jazz genres in their own right and each performed a special tribute to one of the most influential saxophonists in the world during this performance from March 24, 2018!
Four Brothers – Composed and arranged by Jimmy Giuffre
Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars (Corcovado) – Antonio Carlos Jobim, Arranged by Mark Taylor
Early Autumn – Johnny Mercer, Arranged by Woody Herman
Parker 51 – Stan Getz, Arranged by Robert Lewis
Dear Old Stockholm – Anders Fryxell, Arranged by Jack Pettit
Soul Eyes – Mal Waldron, Arranged by Robert Lewis
East of the Sun – Brooks Bowman, Arranged by Jon Phillips
Girl From Ipanema – Antonio Carlos Jobim, Arranged by Mark Sterbank
Desafinado – Antonio Carlos Jobim, Arranged by Jonathan Kammer
Captain Marvel – Chick Corea, Arranged by Robert Lewis
The Dolphin – Luiz Eca, Arranged by Bill Holman
I Want to Be Happy – Vincent Voumans, Arranged by Mark Sterbank