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Download links and information about Focus by Stan Getz. This album was released in 1961 and it belongs to Jazz genres. It contains 9 tracks with total duration of 43:17 minutes.

Artist: Stan Getz
Release date: 1961
Genre: Jazz
Tracks: 9
Duration: 43:17
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No. Title Length
1. I'm Late, I'm Late 8:08
2. Her 6:10
3. Pan 3:55
4. I Remember When 5:00
5. Night Rider (featuring Stan Getz Quartet) 3:55
6. Once Upon a Time 4:46
7. A Summer Afternoon 5:58
8. I'm Late, I'm Late 2:28
9. I Remember When 2:57



Recorded in 1961, Focus is a unique entry in the Getz catalog that comes from a unique point in the tenor saxophonist’s career. After a tenure in Europe in the late 1950s — but before his commercial and artistic triumph with bossa nova — he returned to the States to find “mainstream” bop becoming funkier in some circles, and freer in others — neither particularly his forte. Perhaps looking to make his own mark upon his return stateside, Getz had commissioned an extended work from composer and arranger Eddie Sauter, who delivered this marvelous, unclassifiable seven-song suite for strings, bass, harp, and percussion. Ostensibly a fusion of jazz and modern classical music, Focus boasts a range of moods and concepts, atop which Getz improvises original melodies. The frenetic “I’m Late, I’m Late,” featuring Roy Haynes on drums, manages to convey bright elements of blues and swing as Getz slashes through a menacing, jittery string arrangement. The delicate, exquisite ballads “Her” and “I Remember When” find Getz at his most tender and lyrical, while the amazing “Night Rider” defies any easy description. Insistent, pulsing, ominous strings — part uptown sophistication, part Wild West simplicity — set the tone for Getz’s soulful, strutting lines. Pushed out of his comfort zone, Getz plays with passion, depth, buoyancy, and even abandon.