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Stan Getz And Jimmy Rowles’ “The Peacocks”

Highlighting a 1970s masterpiece from two jazz veterans.

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The LP cover for Stan Getz and Jimmy Rowles' THE PEACOCKS.

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When Rowles met Getz: intimate musical magic.

Tenor saxophonist Stan Getz and pianist-singer Jimmy Rowles teamed up in 1977 at the height of the fusion era to produce a straighahead classic. The Peacocks, as critic Dan Morgenstern observes in his liner notes, puts Rowles in all sorts of contexts: as a solo pianist, a vocalist, a small-group accompanist, a composer (the lovely title track was written by him) and as a duet partner with Getz.

We’ll also hear music from Chet Baker, Tony Bennett, and Nat King Cole.

Music Heard On This Episode

What Am I Here For?
Stan Getz/Jimmy Rowles — The Peacocks (Koch/Sony, 2000)
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What Am I Here For?
Stan Getz/Jimmy Rowles — The Peacocks (Koch/Sony, 2000)
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I Remember You
Helen Merrill — The Nearness Of You/You've Got A Date With The Blues (AIS, 2011)
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How Deep Is The Ocean
Chet Baker — You Can't Go Home Again (Polygram, 2000)
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Smoke Rings
Henry Mancini — The Blues And The Beat (BMG, 1998)
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I'll Never Be The Same
Stan Getz/Jimmy Rowles — The Peacocks (Koch/Sony, 2000)
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Lester Left Town
Stan Getz/Jimmy Rowles — The Peacocks (Koch/Sony, 2000)
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The Blues (midpoint music bed)
Henry Mancini — The Blues And The Beat (BMG, 1998)
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But Beautiful
Tony Bennett/Bill Evans — Complete Recordings (Fantasy, 2009)
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You're Getting To Be A Habit With Me
Paul Motian/Rebecca Martin — On Broadway V. 4 (Winter and Winter, 2006)
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Blues In My Heart
Helen Merrill — The Nearness Of You/You've Got A Date With The Blues (AIS, 2011)
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Sometimes I'm Happy
Nat King Cole — Complete After Midnight Sessions (Blue Note, 1999)
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The Peacocks
Stan Getz/Jimmy Rowles — The Peacocks (Koch/Sony, 2000)
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My Buddy
Stan Getz — The Peacocks (Koch/Sony, 2000)
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