Quintet in Boston · Live at the Hi-Hat 1953 (2-CD)
  • The Hi-Hat Cafe The Hi-Hat Cafe
  • At 576 Columbus Ave., Boston At 576 Columbus Ave., Boston
  • Bob Brookmeyer Bob Brookmeyer
  • Stan Getz Stan Getz

Stan Getz

Quintet in Boston · Live at the Hi-Hat 1953 (2-CD)

Fresh Sound Records

Stan Getz (ts), Bob Brookmeyer (v-tb), Duke Jordan (p), Bill Crow (b), Al Levitt (d)

Reference: FSRCD 906_2

Bar code: 8427328609067

These live performances were recorded in 1953 during one of Stan Getz’s visits to the Hi-Hat club in Boston. Apart from the sheer quality of the playing, these recordings are historically important, because they are the only available that capture one of the first public appearances of the then-recently-formed Getz quintet with valve-trombonist Bob Brookmeyer, here making his debut as a featured soloist.

Getz was 26 and after joining Norman Granz’ J.A.T.P in 1952 he had expanded his sound and developed an even more swinging beat, while still retaining his moving lyrical approach. Jazz enthusiasts, and the many fans of Stan Getz, will be thrilled to hear how the quintet sounded in its earliest days. Jimmy Giuffre summed up his feelings about the quintet in 1961 when he emphatically said “That band with Getz and Brookmeyer is my favorite of all the jazz groups I’ve ever heard.”


CD 1
01. Ornithology (Parker-Harris) 6:09
02. Move (Best) 9:48
03. These Foolish Things (Strachey-Link-Marvell) 4:25
04. Hymn to the Orient (Jordan) 6:06
05. Woody ‘N You (Gillespie) 8:06
06. Indiana (Hanley-McDonald) 8:29
07. Moonlight in Vermont (Suessedorf-Blackburn) 3:02

CD 2
01. There Will Never Be Another You (Warren-Gordon) 8:22
02. Spring Will Be a Little Late This Year (Loesser) 5:37
03. Sweeetie Pie (Getz-Loeb) 8:45
04. Show Me the Way to Go Home
Into Goodnight Sweetheart (King-Noble-Campbell-Connelly) 1:24
05. Stella by Starlight (Young-Washington) 9:28
06. All the Things You Are (Kern-Hammerstein II) 10:34
07. Darn that Dream (Van Heusen-DeLange) 4:09

All tracks previously released on Fresh Sound Records as FSCD-1014 and FSCD-1015 (currently out of print)

Stan Getz, tenor sax; Bob Brookmeyer, valve trombone; Duke Jordan, piano; Bill Crow, bass; Al Levitt, drums.
Recorded live at the Hi-Hat club, on March 8, 1953

Special thanks to Bob Brookmeyer, Al Levitt, Bill Crow and Arne Astrup
Cover photo © FSR Archives

Liner notes by Jordi Pujol
Produced for CD release by Jordi Pujol

Hi Fi · 24-Bit Digitally Remastered


$16.33  (tax incl.)

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