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'Getz at The Gate' makes JazzTimes The Year in Review: Top 50 Albums of 2019 .

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JazzTimes' critics choose the top 40 new albums and top 10 historical releases of the year. 

On November 26, 1961, saxophonist Stan Getz and his relatively new quartet of Steve Kuhn, John Neves, and Roy Haynes performed at New York's Village Gate. The show was professionally recorded, possibly for eventual release, but was soon forgotten and the tape languished in the vaults for almost 58 years. On June 14th, Verve Records/UMe releaseD the 2-CD, 3-LP Getz at The Gate, which includes every note recorded that night. 

This recording and this quartet both serve as a sort of "road not taken" for Stan Getz. Having just returned from living in Europe, Getz assembled a new quartet and was exploring a slightly more modern and aggressive sound with this group. Steve Kuhn had only recently finished playing with John Coltrane's quartet and a more modern music and sound - personified by Coltrane - was gaining popularity. 

2 JazzTimes critics David R. Adler, and Morgan Enos picked 'Getz at The Gate' as their top historical release. 

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