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“She gives the impression today of the finished artist whose seams no longer show, whose approach is stable but exciting, and whose mind is in balance with the heart.” (from liner notes to “Ella and Louis” album)

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Norman Granz: “How an artist represents or conducts himself, his attitude towards society about him and to life in general, are all reflected in his artistry… This is particularly true about Getz. He has a good deal of the schooled and finished musician about him… yet there is something equally immature and undeveloped in the poignancy of his playing, in his tone, in his very ‘sound’… when his playing lacks a certain vigor, it’s not because of a lack of musical ability, but rather the weakness of the man…”

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