Joanne Brackeen on Working With Stan Getz
Joanne Brackeen: I was on the road. This is in the 1970s. There’s no cellphones. There’s no computers. But Stan Getz, he would call me everywhere I was on tour, and say, “Joanne, rehearsal’s tomorrow at 4.” And I’d say, “Stan, I’m in Chicago. I can’t make it,” you know.
And then he’d call again, maybe three or four times. And finally, I don’t know if he jinxed that tour, but after we got about halfway through it, it folded, and so he called again right at the right time.
He said, “The rehearsal’s tomorrow,” and I said, “Oh, okay. I’ll be there.”
“Eu vim da Bahia” composed by Gilberto Gil and performed by Stan Getz, Joao Gilberto, Joanne Brackeen, Billy Hart, and Clint Houston, from the album, Getz/Gilberto ’76, used courtesy of Resonance Records and by permission of Preta Music Inc, BMI.