This edition contains the complete 2-LP collection "Stan Getz at the Shrine" (Norgran MGN2000-2), featuring the leader in a quintet format sharing the front-line with valve trombonist Bob Brookmeyer live in Los Angeles on November 8, 1954. Although most of it was recorded at the Shrine Auditorium, the last two tracks were actually made in a studio the following day with a different drummer. An alternate version of the opening song, “Flamingo”, from the November 9, 1954 studio session has been added here as a bonus.
STAN GETZ, tenor sax BOB BROOKMEYER, valve trombone JOHN WILLIAMS, piano BILL ANTHONY, bass ART MARDIGAN, drums
Recorded live at Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, November 8, 1954.
(9-11) Same personnel except Frank Isola (d) replaces Mardigan. Recorded at a Los Angeles studio, November 9, 1954.
INCLUDES 12-PAGE BOOKLET
01) FLAMINGO 02) LOVER MAN 03) PERNOD 04) TASTY PUDDING 05) I’LL REMEMBER APRIL 06) POLKA DOTS AND MOONBEAMS 07) OPEN COUNTRY 08) IT DON’T MEAN A THING 09) WE’LL BE TOGETHER AGAIN 10) FEATHER MERCHANT 11) FLAMINGO [Studio version] (*)
(*) BONUS TRACK
Total time: 77:41
DOWN BEAT original review: Stan Getz at the Shrine “Stan Getz at the Shrine is Stan’s first concert album. The concert selections are all of considerable worth. Getz’ imaginative improvisational patterns continue to flow with rare taste and a moving emotional pulse. Recorded sound is the best Norgran-Clef has reached.” (Nat Hentoff)