|There's no doubt that Stan Getz was one of the rare species in jazz called
"super star" who could draw huge crowds wherever he went to play. The nights
he played at Montmartre were sold-out, packed to the extreme
limit, and with an extra reason...it was his 50th birthday concert, an
appropriate celebration at Europe's most famous jazz club which Stan helped
to launch some 20 years ago when he was living in Denmark.
This is the second volume from the legendary birthday concerts at
Copenhagen's famous jazzhouse Montmartre, proving again as Down Beat
described, "Getz's extraordinary powers as a leader" by coming up with
outstanding supporting group of Brackeen, Pedersen and Hart, whose "precise
teamwork...exemplifies esprit, vigor and taste".
"The unique occasions surrounding the sessions obviously had an effet. There
is a special joy, a celebration of the rite of improvised music. This makes
(this album) a landmark in the career of one of today's most brilliant
masters. Listen!" (Down Beat)