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Stan Getz

1927 - 1991

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Stan Getz (born Stanley Gayetski, 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 2,435,047 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 42 in 2019). Stan Getz is the 158th most popular musician (down from 157th in 2019), the 944th most popular biography from United States (down from 920th in 2019) and the 45th 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 158 out of 2,662Before him are Frank Farian, Giovanni Battista Martini, Joseph Joachim, Claudio Arrau, Pete Best, and György Cziffra. After him are Don Cherry, Rudolf Schenker, Caetano Veloso, Bono, Chris Slade, and Anton Diabelli.

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Among people born in 1927, Stan Getz ranks 40Before him are Emmanuelle Riva, Angelo Sodano, Mary Higgins Clark, Abdul Basit 'Abd us-Samad, K. Alex Müller, and Hugo Pratt. After him are Gilbert Bécaud, Ibrahim Ferrer, Rosalynn Carter, Rosemary Harris, Juan Almeida Bosque, and John McCarthy. Among people deceased in 1991, Stan Getz ranks 33Before him are Ragnar Granit, Oona O'Neill, Gene Tierney, Natalia Ginzburg, Henri Lefebvre, and Claudio Arrau. After him are Jean Tinguely, Wilhelm Kempff, Arno Breker, Leo Fender, Don Siegel, and Gunnar Gren.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Stan Getz ranks 944 out of 18,182Before him are George Jung (1942), Forest Whitaker (1961), Albert Pike (1809), Roy J. Glauber (1925), Pat Garrett (1850), and Alfred Hershey (1908). After him are Laura Bush (1946), C. Wright Mills (1916), E. O. Wilson (1929), Calamity Jane (1852), Ali MacGraw (1939), and Rick Rubin (1963).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Stan Getz ranks 45Before him are Lionel Richie (1949), Dizzy Gillespie (1917), Ike Turner (1931), Ritchie Valens (1941), James Hetfield (1963), and Thelonious Monk (1917). After him are Don Cherry (1936), Dave Brubeck (1920), Cyndi Lauper (1953), Willie Nelson (1933), Herbie Hancock (1940), and Keith Jarrett (1945).