Stan Getz

1927 - 1991

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Stanley Getz (February 2, 1927 – June 6, 1991) was an American jazz saxophonist. Playing primarily the tenor saxophone, Getz was known as "The Sound" because of his warm, lyrical tone, with his prime influence being the wispy, mellow timbre of his idol, Lester Young. Coming to prominence in the late 1940s with Woody Herman's big band, Getz is described by critic Scott Yanow as "one of the all-time great tenor saxophonists". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Stan Getz has received more than 1,728,720 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). Stan Getz is the 157th most popular musician (down from 153rd in 2019), the 921st most popular biography from United States (down from 863rd in 2019) and the 48th most popular American Musician.

Stan Getz is most famous for his saxophone playing. He was a pioneer in the cool jazz genre, and he also played with artists such as Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker.

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Among musicians, Stan Getz ranks 157 out of 2,675Before him are Cyndi Lauper, Keith Jarrett, James Hetfield, Chick Corea, Vladimir Ashkenazy, and Willie Nelson. After him are Björk, Florian Schneider, Charles-Valentin Alkan, Luigi Tenco, Oscar Peterson, and Giya Kancheli.

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Among people born in 1927, Stan Getz ranks 43Before him are Jerry Stiller, Hugo Pratt, Gilbert Bécaud, Daniel Keyes, Ibrahim Ferrer, and Robert Hossein. After him are Harry Markowitz, John McCarthy, Jacques Mayol, George Andrew Olah, Robert Noyce, and Manfred Eigen. Among people deceased in 1991, Stan Getz ranks 31Before him are Max Frisch, Oona O'Neill, Rajiv Gandhi, Henri Lefebvre, Ragnar Granit, and Claudio Arrau. After him are Gunnar Gren, Arno Breker, Jean Tinguely, Leo Fender, Don Siegel, and Wilhelm Kempff.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Stan Getz ranks 921 out of 15,968Before him are Steve Martin (1945), Mark David Chapman (1955), Percy Spencer (1894), James Jones (1921), Lillian Gish (1893), and Karl Malden (1912). After him are Louise Fletcher (1934), Lance Henriksen (1940), Barbara Stanwyck (1907), D. W. Griffith (1875), John Updike (1932), and Larry Bird (1956).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Stan Getz ranks 48Before him are Don Cherry (1936), Cyndi Lauper (1953), Keith Jarrett (1945), James Hetfield (1963), Chick Corea (1941), and Willie Nelson (1933). After him are Muddy Waters (1913), Thelonious Monk (1917), Bill Haley (1925), Chris Isaak (1956), Lionel Richie (1949), and Pete Seeger (1919).