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Cool and Lyrical, Four by Getz

Cool and Lyrical, Four by Getz

Stan Getz was a study in contrasts. A man with an unsurpassed talent for melodic beauty and understated musical elegance, he none-the-less fought viciously with his personal demons. Addicted to heroin for decades, Stan Getz also suffered from alcoholism and problems with other intoxicants. His addictions lead him to live a life of Jekyll and Hyde, pushing him through three marriages marked by familial violence, abuse and one of the most bizarre and long-lived divorce cases this author has ever heard of. Through all of this Getz's musical voice, as filtered through his preferred axe - the tenor saxophone, remained sweet, soft and romantic. Clearly Getz's music was the calm eye of his personal storm. Knowing this makes listening to the sound of Getz an even more amazing experience today.

Stan Getz was a study in contrasts. A man with an unsurpassed talent for melodic beauty and understated musical elegance, he none-the-less fought viciously with his personal demons. Addicted to

— October 02, 2004 20:00 in DVD-A, SACD and CD Music Reviews

2004 Winter Park Art Festival & Jazz Concerts

2004 Winter Park Art Festival & Jazz Concerts

This year commemorated the 45th Annual Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival which started on March 19th, 2004. Over 1,000 award winning artists world-wide try to enter and display at this show, but only 250 are actually selected. Check out our report of this event.

This year commemorated the 45th Annual Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival which started on March 19th, 2004. Over 1,000 award winning artists world-wide try to enter and display at this show, but

— March 20, 2004 00:00 in DVD-A, SACD and CD Music Reviews