Jane Getz

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Jane Getz is an American jazz pianist and session musician. Getz learned classical piano as a child and began playing jazz at the age of nine.[citation needed] She lived in California early in life but when she was sixteen moved to New York City. There she immediately found work playing with Pony Poindexter and later performed with Charles Mingus, Herbie Mann, Stan Getz, Roland Kirk, Jay Clayton, Charles Lloyd, and Pharoah Sanders.[citation needed]

In the early 1970s Getz returned to Los Angeles and found work as a studio musician. She recorded country music for RCA Records under the name Mother Hen, and appeared on albums by The Bee Gees, Ringo Starr, Harry Nilsson, Rick Roberts, and John Lennon, among others. During this period, Getz wrote the title track for the 1973 Jimmie Spheeris album The Original Tap Dancing Kid.

Getz went into semi-retirement from jazz at this period, but began playing jazz again in the 1990s. She was with Dale Fielder's quartet in Los Angeles from 1995. Her first jazz record as a leader, No Relation, appeared in 1996.

Discography[edit]

As Leader[edit]

Mother Hen
  • Mother Hen (1971)
  • No Ordinary Child (1972)
Jane Getz
  • No Relation (1996)

As a Sidewoman[edit]

With Gene McDaniels

  • Outlaw (Atlantic SD 8259)(1970)

With Charles Mingus

With Pharoah Sanders

  • Life In A Tin Can (LP, Rei) BeeGees RSO Records, Inc.
  • Pharoah's First (CD, Album) Pharoh Sanders ESP Disk (Germany)
  • Right Now: Live At The Jazz Workshop (LP) Mingus Debut Records 1964
  • Pharoah Sanders Quintet (LP, Album) ESP Disk 1965
  • Pussy Cats (LP, Gat) Nilsson RCA 1974
  • Duit On Mon Dei (LP, Album) Nilsson RCA Victor 1975
  • Sandman (LP) Nilsson RCA Victor 1976
  • Bee Gees (17-LP Box) (Box + 17xLP)
  • Come Home Johnny Bride RSO Records, Inc. 1983
  • Life In A Tin Can (CD, Album, RE) BeeGees Polydor 1987
  • Pharoah's First (LP, Album, RE) Get Back 1998
  • Pharoah's First (CD, Album, RE, RM) ESP Disk 2005

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