At the Opera House
  • Verve V 8490 Verve V 8490

Stan Getz & J.J. Johnson

At the Opera House

Essential Jazz Albums

Stan Getz (ts), J.J. Johnson (tb), Oscar Peterson (p), Herb Ellis (g), Ray Brown (b) and Connie Kay (d)

Reference: EJA037

Bar code: 8436019580370

This CD compiles for the first time ever the complete Stan Getz and J.J. Johnson at the Opera House 1957 album, including all of the tracks recorded at L.A.'s Shrine Auditorium with the same personnel a week later.


01. Billie's Bounce (Parker) (9:45)
02. My Funny Valentine (Hart, Rodgers) (8:10)
03. Crazy Rhythm (Caesar, Kahn, Meyer) (7:59)
04. It Never Entered My Mind (Hart, Rodgers) (3:29)
05. Blues in the Closet (Pettiford) (9:04)
06. Billie's Bounce (Parker) (7:57)
07. My Funny Valentine (Hart, Rodgers) (8:28)
08. Crazy Rhythm (Caesar, Kahn, Meyer) (7:47)
09. Yesterdays (Harbach, Kern) (3:42)
10. It Never Entered My Mind (Hart, Rodgers) (3:52)
11. Blues in the Closet (Pettiford) (6:18)

Total time: 76:31 min.

Originally issued as Verve V 8490.

Personnel on tracks #1-5: Stan Getz (ts), J.J. Johnson (tb), Oscar Peterson (p), Herb Ellis (g), Ray Brown (b), Connie Kay (d). Recorded live at the "Opera House", Chicago, IL, on October 19, 1957.

Tracks #6-11 same band but recorded live at the "Shrine Auditorium", Los Angeles, CA, on October 7, 1957.



"Here is a meeting to remember. It is one of those all too rare occasions when everything seems just right. Both hornmen are in optimum blowing fettle and play to and for each other. The rhythm section is ideal. By no means miss this one."

John A. Tynan -Down Beat, 1958

$16.27  (tax incl.)

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