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Lost Getz Found, to Be Released

Verve Records announced yesterday the release of a new Stan Getz album on September 9. Or June 24. The press release we received cites the June date, the advance copy of the CD states a September release. The press release also includes the embarrassing line “As [Getz] attained new clarity, as he wrestled with his immortality, he fused his life force.” Stan Getz: the immortal, dead saxophonist. Release dates seem to be the least of Verve’s problems.

Based on other things we’ve read, we’re going with Sept. 9, and sure, that’s a long wait, but this really is a new Getz release. Bossas and Ballads: The Lost Sessions, a nine-track, hour-plus-long album, presents a long lost Getz session held in March 1989 while the saxophonist was signed to A&M. The folks at Verve recently found the tapes. Trumpeter/thrift-store mainstay Herb Alpert produced the sessions (and this posthumous album) and said that these sessions “were somewhat overlooked in our eagerness to record the more ambitious Apasionado.”

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