Compilation of live performances on vinyl LP!
Tenor sax master Stan Getz, accompanied by pianist Kenny Barron at the Copenhagen club Cafe Montmarte, performs live.
"Before his death after a several year battle with cancer, Stan Getz continued to release a flurry of outstanding recordings. Cafe Montmartre is a compilation of several live performances at the famous Copenhagen club with pianist Kenny Barron, selected from three earlier albums, the 1987 quartet dates Anniversary! and Serenity, plus the two-disc set People Time from 1991. Getz was a masterful ballad interpreter and delivers with the mournful tribute "I Remember Clifford" and an absolutely haunting, emotionally charged take of Billy Strayhorn's "Blood Count" (written as its composer lay dying of cancer). Barron makes a strong case as one of Getz's very best accompanists, while bassist Rufus Reid and drummer Ben Riley (present only on the 1987 material), are also superb. With the tenor saxophonist and his musicians delivering one outstanding take after another on the original releases, it must have been very difficult to choose only nine of the 26…" — AllMusic
Stan Getz, tenor saxophone
Kenny Barron, piano
Victor Lewis, drums (2,4,6,8)
Rufus Reid, double bass (2,4,6,8)