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Stan Getz - Quotes

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The saxophone is an imperfect instrument, especially the tenor and soprano, as far as intonation goes. The challenge is to sing on an imperfect instrument that is outside of your body.

The saxophone is an imperfect instrument, especially the tenor and soprano, as far as intonation goes. The challenge is to sing on an imperfect instrument that is outside of your body.

As far as playing jazz, no other art form, other than conversation, can give the satisfaction of spontaneous interaction. ---->>>

A good quartet is like a good conversation among friends interacting to each other's ideas.

A good quartet is like a good conversation among friends interacting to each other's ideas.

If you like an instrument that sings, play the saxophone. At its best it's like the human voice.

If you like an instrument that sings, play the saxophone. At its best it's like the human voice.

You can read all the textbooks and listen to all the records, but you have to play with musicians that are better than you. ---->>>

We made records to document ourselves, not to sell a lot of records. I still feel that way. I put out a record because I think it's beautiful, not necessarily commercial. ---->>>

I played in rhumba bands, mickey mouse bands; all kinds of bands. ---->>>

My dark sound could be heard across a room clearer than somebody with a reedy sound. It had more projection. My sound always seemed to fill a room. ---->>>

You don't rehearse jazz to death to get the camera angles. ---->>>

I appreciate men like Ben Webster and Coleman Hawkins very much. ---->>>

I came from an era when we didn't use electronic instruments. The bass wasn't even amplified. The sound was the sound you got. ---->>>

Records used to be documents, but now record companies want product. ---->>>

Life is too full of distractions nowadays. When I was a kid we had a little Emerson radio and that was it. We were more dedicated. We didn't have a choice.

Life is too full of distractions nowadays. When I was a kid we had a little Emerson radio and that was it. We were more dedicated. We didn't have a choice.

Biography

Name: Stan Getz
Nationality: American
Born: 02-02, 1927
Birthplace:
Die: 06-06, 1991
Occupation: Musician
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Stanley "Stan" Getz (born Stanley Gayetski, February 2, 1927 – June 6, 1991) was an American jazz saxophonist. Playing primarily the tenor saxophone, Getz was known as "The Sound" because of his warm, lyrical tone, his prime influence being the wispy, mellow timbre of his idol, Lester Young. Coming to prominence in the late 1940s with Woody Herman's big band, Getz is described by critic Scott Yanow as "one of the all-time great tenor saxophonists" (wikipedia)