Captain Marvel (album)

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Captain Marvel
Stan Getz Captain Marvel.jpg
Studio album by
RecordedMarch 3, 1972
StudioA&R Studios, New York City
ProducerStan Getz
Stan Getz chronology
Communications '72
Captain Marvel
Jazz at the Philharmonic - Jazz at The Santa Monica Civic '72
Professional ratings
Review scores
allmusic4.5/5.0 stars[1]
PopMatters(no rating)[2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide4/5 stars[3]

Captain Marvel is a jazz album by saxophonist Stan Getz released in 1974 on the Columbia Records label.[1] The album features performances by Getz with Chick Corea, who composed most of the material, Stanley Clarke, Airto Moreira and Tony Williams. Shortly before recording this album Corea, Clarke and Moreira had formed the core of the group Return to Forever, and Captain Marvel shares the Latin jazz and jazz fusion sound that Corea was exploring in this era.


The Allmusic review by Thom Jurek states "This band, combining as it did the restlessness of electric jazz with Getz's trademark stubbornness in adhering to those principles that made modern jazz so great, made for a tension that came pouring out of the speakers with great mutual respect shining forth from every cut — especially the steamy Latin-drenched title track. Along with Sweet Rain, recorded for Verve, Captain Marvel is the finest recording Getz made in the late 1960s - early 1970s".[1]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Chick Corea except as noted.

  1. "La Fiesta" – 8:21
  2. "Five Hundred Miles High" – 8:09
  3. "Captain Marvel" - 5:06
  4. "Times Lie" – 9:46
  5. "Lush Life" (Billy Strayhorn) – 2:26
  6. "Day Waves" – 9:39



  • Recording Engineer: Dixon Van Winkle
  • Remix Engineers: John Guerriere & Russ Payne
  • Cover Design: Teresa Alfieri
  • Cover Logo Design: Gerard Huerta
  • Air Brushing: Roger Huyssen
  • Back Cover Photo: Don Hunstein

Chart performance[edit]

Year Chart Position
1975 Billboard 200 191[4]
1975 Billboard Jazz Albums 22[4]


  1. ^ a b c Jurek, Thom. "allmusic ((( Captain Marvel > Overview )))". Retrieved 2009-07-11.
  2. ^ Bowden, Marshall (30 September 2003). "Stan Getz: Captain Marvel [remastered] | PopMatters". Retrieved 16 February 2014.
  3. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 82. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.
  4. ^ a b "Captain Marvel - Stan Getz | Awards | AllMusic". Retrieved 27 October 2013.

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