· Distinguished SOTW Researcher
When I respond to those "What was your first concert?" questions, my usual response is that my parents took me to see Stan Getz play at a local college when I was about 10 years old. It was as the bossa nova period was just getting started, but Stan was touring without a vocalist. Today, quite by chance I happened upon a picture of the band that I saw! It made quite an impression on me, since I still remember the personnel to this day: Roy Haynes, Steve Swallow, Gary Burton and Stan.