Stan Getz

Affinity (FLCCD 180)

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1977

Affinity

Stan Getz

Four Leaf Clover

7319200042851

FLC 130401

FLCCD 180

JAZZ

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Talk about spontaneity. The material that comprises Affinity was taped a quarter-century ago by Stan Getz’s brother-in-law, bassist Peter Silfverskjöld, during an after-supper jam session at the Silfverskjöold home — and was never intended for commercial release.

Getz, one of the most melodic improvisers who ever lived, had a keen ear for an entrancing melody, and those he has chosen to play, as one can see from the titles, are among the loveliest ever written. As always, he makes each of them seem as cool and refreshing as a summertime splash in one’s favorite swimming pool, dancing around the changes with the suppleness and savoir-faire of an Astaire or Kelly.

Those who appreciate superlative jazz are indebted to Silfverskjöld for deciding, even twenty- five years after the fact, “to share the music of this night with [Stan’s] many friends.” It surely was a night to relish and remember.

PERSONNEL:

STAN GETZ, tenor sax
LARS WADENBÄCK, piano on tracks 2, 4-7
OLLE LARSON, piano om track 3
DAGE JOHNSSON, piano on track 1
TOBIS EKENGREN, bass o track 1
LARS LINDQUIST, bass on tracks 2, 4-7
PETER SILFVERSKJÖLD, bass on track 3
LARS LINDSRÖM, drums

Recorded at the Silfverskjöold home studio September 30th, 1977

TRACKS:

1.- There Will Never Be Another You
2.- Polkadots And Moonbeans
3.- It’s you or No One
4.- There’s No Greater Love
5.- Snoopy’s Back
6.- A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square
7.- I Love You
8.- Coda