16: “Desafinado” by Stan Getz

Stan Getz is smoove like pudding.Why the heck not?  Stan Getz.  Stan Getz, jazz saxophonist, whose idol was Lester Young.  Big shoes.

Stan Getz sounds saccharine in heavy doses, but sometimes a little Stan Getz sounds perfect.  I don’t get it:  Sometimes Stan Getz sounds to my ears like musical instant Jell-o pudding, but… if I’m in just the right frame of mind and the lights are low and the stars are aligned, Stan Getz (and sometimes Astrud Gilberto) can ignite a mood that can only derive from a much higher grade of musical pudding.  This song is kicking up dust in the future from way back in 1964.

So, turn down the lights, get out your puddin’ spoon, and enjoy.

Song: Desafinado
Artist: Stan Getz
Album: Getz/Gilberto
Label: Verve Records
Buy from: Amazon | iTunes
Listen: YouTube

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