Sunday, June 29, 2008

June 29, 2008: Album of the Day Vol. 032: Stan Getz - 1972 - Captain Marvel

1. La Fiesta (Corea) - 8:26
2. Five Hundred Miles High (Corea) - 8:12
3. Captain Marvel (Corea) - 5:09
4. Time's Lie (Corea/Potter) - 9:48
5. Lush Life (Strayhorn) - 4:16
6. Day Waves (Corea) - 9:43
7. Crystal Silence [*] (Corea/Porter) - 7:47
8. Captain Marvel [*] (Corea) - 5:18
9. Five Hundred Miles High [*] (Corea) - 9:29

(* = bonus tracks)

Personnel: Stan Getz (tenor sax) / Chick Corea (electric piano, Fender Rhodes) / Stanley Clarke (bass) / Tony Williams (drums) / Airto Moreira (percussion)

All Music Guide Review by Thom Jurek:

One of the more remarkable aspects of Stan Getz's 1972 masterpiece is just how organic he was able to keep the sound. The band surrounding Getz on this Columbia date was led by Chick Corea with his Return to Forever (electric) bassist Stanley Clarke, drummer Tony Williams, and Brazilian master percussionist Airto. With the exception of Clarke, all the rest had played with Miles Davis in his then-experimental electric bands. Corea's Return to Forever was just getting itself off the fusion ground, while Williams had been with John McLaughlin and Larry Young in Lifetime on top of his experience with Davis. But make no mistake, this is a Stan Getz record, his gorgeous tenor tone furiously and fluidly playing through all of Corea's difficult changes on Corea's Latin carnival jam, "La Fiesta," and shapeshifting his way through mode changes on "Five Hundred Miles High." The nucleus for the bedrock of Return to Forever was in the Getz laboratory of extended complex harmony and a strict adherence to melodic improvisation. Billy Strayhorn's "Lush Life" is the space in which Getz teaches the band about dynamic, texture, and ambience — he even has Clarke bowing his bass. This band, combining as it did the restlessness of electric jazz with Getz's trademark stubbornness in adhering to those principles that made modern jazz so great, made for a tension that came pouring out of the speakers with great mutual respect shining forth from every cut — especially the steamy Latin-drenched title track. Along with Sweet Rain, recorded for Verve, Captain Marvel is the finest recording Getz made in the 1970s.


Stan Getz Quartet - Montreux 1972

To download an uncompressed and full version of the video above, go here:

Info File:

unknown lineage
Montreux June 23 1972
Captain Marvel era Getz 4tet here.
Pic quality is B-.

There are some tracking drops, but they are all temporary. Sound quality is surprisingly good! This show has been floating around ebay but in an incomplete form containing only the second half.

This is the entire set.

Stan Getz (ts) Chick Corea (p) Stanley Clarke (b) Tony Williams (dr)

1. Captain Marvel (06:30)
2. Day Waves (08:40)
3. Lush Life (05:00)
4. Windows (09:15)
5. I Remember Clifford (05:20)
6. La Fiesta (12:55)
7. Times' Life (13:50)

TRT 01:04:23 VIDEO_TS.md5 file included

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