Released final album, People Time with Kenny Barron
Flirted with jazz-rock on Captain Marvel
Recorded "Girl from Ipanema" with Antonio Carlos Jobim, Joao and Astrud Gilberto
Helped to kick off bossa noval craze with Jazz Samba
Backed Johnny Smith on "Moonlight in Vermont"
Scored first hit with Woody Herman's Second Herd on "Early Autumn"
Known for such albums as "Getz For Lovers" and "Bossa Nova"
Popular songs include "The Girl From Ipanema" and "I Hadn't Anyone Till You".
Left school at 16 to tour with Jack Teagarden's band.
His playing on Johnny Smith's "Moonlight in Vermont" helped to mint the eponymous album and its title track as major hits.
Getz's 1964 album, Nobody Else But Me, was recorded during his bossa nova phase, but featured more straightforward jazz. As a result, Verve Records refused to release it until after Getz's death.
Getz played on Huey Lewis and the News' 1988 album Small World, and was featured on albums by Everything But the Girl and Cybill Shepherd during this same period.