Known simply as “The Sound,” tenor saxophonist Stan Getz had one of the most caressingly beautiful tones in jazz history. John Coltrane, one of the many great saxophonists who credited Getz as an influence, may have said it best when he stated that “We’d all sound like that . . . if we could.” A star by the time he was 22, Getz continued to make jazz history throughout his long career. Despite a turbulent personal life, including marital drama, alcoholism, and heroin addiction, when Getz picked up his horn, he was all music.
Stan Getz was born as Stanley Gayetzky in... Read More