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Reflections

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Download links and information about Reflections by Stan Getz. This album was released in 1964 and it belongs to Jazz genres. It contains 11 tracks with total duration of 32:56 minutes.

Artist: Stan Getz
Release date: 1964
Genre: Jazz
Tracks: 11
Duration: 32:56
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Tracks

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No. Title Length
1. Moonlight In Vermont (featuring Astrud Gilberto) 2:25
2. If Ever I Would Leave You (featuring Claus Ogerman) 2:14
3. Love (featuring Lalo Schifrin) 2:41
4. Reflections (featuring Lalo Schifrin) 2:42
5. Sleeping Bee (featuring Lalo Schifrin) 2:41
6. Charade 2:38
7. Early Autumn (featuring Lalo Schifrin) 4:01
8. Penthouse Serenade (featuring Lalo Schifrin) 3:14
9. Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most (featuring Lalo Schifrin) 3:57
10. Nitetime Street (featuring Lalo Schifrin) 3:51
11. Blowin' in the Wind 2:32

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Though in 1963 some purists considered Reflections to be certain evidence that Stan Getz had sold out and abandoned "real jazz" completely, the album is actually, while perhaps not a masterpiece, an artful and intriguing sidebar to the tenor saxophonist's now celebrated bossa nova period. Getz was always a sublimely smooth and lyrical player who had already recorded in an orchestral setting on the groundbreaking Focus, and had a number one pop hit with Jazz Samba. It was only natural, then, that he would want to combine the two concepts. Although Reflections does at times bear the slight stench of easy listening (sweeping strings, a Lawrence Welk-like vocal chorus), it's definitely not elevator music. Getz is in as fine form as ever, and the restrictive pop-based song structures challenge him to use his creative faculties in interesting ways. It's a true master musician who can make Bob Dylan's "Blowin' in the Wind" swing without descending into schmaltzy Trini Lopez territory or losing any of the tune's original melancholic urgency. There are a few tracks, of course, where Getz jumps back into a more straight-ahead and cool jazz bag. The Lalo Schifrin tune "Nitetime Street" features an appropriately bluesy and brooding guitar solo from Kenny Burrell, and Getz's take on "Love" is a wild Latin romp that matches the vitality of anything on his Gilberto/Jobim collaborations. A highly underrated and oft-ignored album, Reflections should be re-evaluated and viewed not as an acceptance of crass commercialism, but as a daring and brilliant artist's attempt to find pure music by blurring the boundaries between jazz and pop.