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Shorty RogersFourth Dimension In Sound ... LP
Warner, 1962. Very Good Gatefold .... $6.99
A really unique little chapter in the career of Shorty Rogers – and a near-lost record that's one of his best from the 60s! As you might guess from the title, the set was recorded as a sort of "stereo dynamics" album – post-bachelor pad, but in a mode that was very concerned with the overall sound qualities as much as the actual music. But the setting turned out to be a really great thing for Shorty, as it encouraged him to open up with his arrangements, and push the group into territory that you wouldn't hear on his 50s albums! Given the theme, the recording quality is excellent – and Shorty takes keen advantage of this fact by letting the reed players carve out shapes of sound in the air – while percussion players do loads of groovy things on the bottom. Players include Paul Horn, Bill Hood, and Bud Shank on reeds, Emil Richards on vibes, Shelly Manne on piano, and Pete Jolly on piano – and titles include the original "Kook-a-ra-cha Waltz", plus uniquely arranged versions of "Speak Low", "Lover", "Marie", "Taboo", and "Baubles Bangles & Beads". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, a split top seam, and some staining along the top.)
Also available Fourth Dimension In Sound ... CD 13.99

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Shorty RogersModern Sounds (10 inch LP) ... LP
Capitol, 1951. Very Good- .... $2.99
Seminal west coast work from the start of the 50s – a groundbreaking 10" album that showed the best early talents of trumpeter Shorty Rogers! The group here is Rogers at his hippest – before a bigger rise to 50s fame, and right at the start of a great run as a leader and arranger on his own. The Giants combo here features Art Pepper on alto, Jimmy Giuffre on tenor, John Graas on French horn, and Hampton Hawes on piano – all playing with a style that's tight, yet still has plenty of swing, and a lot more room for individual group voices than other later arrangers who tried to cop Shorty's style! All tracks are extremely playful, but without sounding gimmicky – and tunes include "Four Mothers", "Didi", "Sam & The Lady", "Over The Rainbow", "Apropos" and "Popo". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Shorty RogersWherever The Five Winds Blow ... LP
RCA, 1956. Very Good .... $6.99
Arguably one of the greatest albums that Shorty Rogers ever cut – and one of the few to feature him in a small group setting! Although he's best known for his work with larger combos, Shorty is excellent in this set – a quintet recording, done with Jimmy Giuffre, Lou Levy, Ralph Pena, and Larry Bunker – with tracks that run a lot longer than the usual short RCA standards at the time. All this means that the players get plenty of room to solo – and Giuffre's cut loose on tenor and baritone, while Rogers grooves nicely on trumpet and flugelhorn. Shorty wrote all the tunes – and titles include "Hurricane Carol", "The Chinook That Melted My Heart", "Breezin Along In The Trades", and "Marooned In A Monsoon". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has thick tape on the spine, seam splitting held with clear tape, and a sticker on back.)

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Shorty Rogers & Andre PrevinCollaboration (original cover) ... LP
RCA, 1954. Very Good- Gatefold .... $11.99
A rare mid 50s collaboration between pianist Andre Previn and trumpeter Shorty Rogers – an instrumental collaboration between the pair – one that's mostly set up in the mode of Rogers style of the time with his Giants group – but which also really sparkles tremendously with the addition of Previn's brightly-colored piano lines! We'd honestly never thought that highly of Andre's work until hearing this set – and his presence here really adds a new dimension to the Shorty Rogers groove of the 50s – a set of tones that spring out wonderfully, and really illuminate the set! Other players include Bud Shank, Milt Bernhart, Jimmy Giuffre, and Bob Cooper – on 13 titles that include "It's Delovely", "Heat Wave", "40 Below", "Claudia", "General Cluster", "Everything I've Got", "Call For Cole", and "Lullaby Of Birdland". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, discoloration due to aging, a split top seam, some splitting and tape on the other seams, and a few light stains.)

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New Bud ShankBud Shank – Shorty Rogers/Bill Perkins ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1955. Used .... Out Of Stock
A west coast classic – featuring some of Bud Shank's best small group work of the mid 50s! The album has Shank playing in two different groups, one with Shorty Rogers on trumpet, one with the great Bill Perkins on tenor – and we'll be honest in saying that Perkins' tone is incredible, a perfect match for Shank's well-honed sound of the time – blown with a nice edge that really deepens the sound of the record – a slight sense of soul that goes past traditional west coast modes, and really fits Shank's sometimes-edgey playing. Rogers is still pretty great too – and the casual setting of the album is a refreshing change from some of his more over-arranged work for other labels at the time! Titles include "Casa De Luz", "Jasmine", "Left Bank", "Paradise", "Fluted Columns", and "Royal Garden Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original black label pressing with the deep groove. Back cover has a name in marker. Spine has a spot lined with clear tape.)
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Vic LewisVic Lewis Plays Bossa Nova At Home & Away (180 gram pressing) ... LP
EMI/SeriE.WOC (Italy), 1963. New Copy (reissue).... $49.99
A late date for Brit bandleader Vic Lewis – but a great one too, thanks to a strong focus on the bossa nova sounds of the 60s! The mode's a real change for Lewis, who could sometimes be a bit stiff – and the new groove definitely opens things up nicely – as does the album's work from a top-shelf of jazz soloists, both British and American! Side one has Lewis leading a combo that features a stellar lineup – tenor and flute from Tubby Hayes, more tenor from Ronnie Scott, trumpet from Jimmy Deuchar, flugelhorn from Shake Keane, and piano from Terry Shannon – all players who get plenty of chance to solo, and really make the music magical with just a few subtle touches. The flipside features Lewis leading a group of West Coast luminaries – Bud Shank on tenor and flute, Bob Cooper on tenor, Jack Sheldon on trumpet, Shorty Rogers on flugelhorn, and Victor Feldman both on piano and vibes. The groove is just as great as on the first side – and the whole thing's a real standout for Brit jazz at the time. Titles include "Bossa Nova Scotia", "Bossa Nova Blues", "Two Note Samba", "Last Minute Bossa Nova", "Danielle", and "Vic's Tune". LP, Vinyl record album
(Super-heavy pressing – and limited to 300 copies!)
Also available Vic Lewis Plays Bossa Nova At Home & Away (paper sleeve edition) ... CD 29.99

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Jack MontroseHorn's Full ... LP
RCA, 1958. Near Mint- .... $29.99
A great set, and one of the few obscure sides of west coast jazz from Jack Montrose (not to be confused with east coast player JR Montrose). Shorty Rogers supervised the session, and the album features some open-ended tracks done in quintet format that are similar to some of Shorty's best work for RCA in this mode. Jack heads up 2 different groups on the set – but they both have a vibes (Red Norvo) and guitar (Barney Kessel or Jim Hall) lineup that really gives the record an unusual sound for an LA cool jazz set at the time. Titles include "The Horn's Full", "Headline", "True Blue", "Solid Citizen", "Dark Angel", "This Little House", and "Rosanne". LP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful copy! Cover has a bit of clear tape in two corners, and a small bit of pen on the back – but overall this one's very nice.)

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New Bobby DarinSings Shadow Of Your Smile ... LP
Atlantic, 1966. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The Shadow Of Your Smile has Bobby working partially in that more adult 60s mode that was influenced strongly by changes in soundtrack styles – especially that 60s trend towards letting some serious younger songwriters pen important tunes for the titles. There's also a few older tracks as well, and these dominate on side two, but these are nicely folded into the contemporary ones in sound and spirit – arranged by Shorty Rogers and Richard Wess with a lightly easygoing approach. Titles include "The Shadow Of Your Smile", "I Will Wait For You", "The Sweetheart Tree", "Cute", "After You've Gone", "Liza", "What's New Pussycat", and the Darin original "Rainin". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & purple label pressing.)

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New Mel TormeSunday In New York & Other Songs About New York ... LP
Atlantic, 1963. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of our favorite-ever albums from Mel Torme – a set that sparkles with the same smooth swing as his best late 50s dates for Bethlehem records! Like those sets, this one features Torme's voice really taking off over some tight jazzy charts – arranged by Johnny Williams, Shorty Rogers, and Dick Hazard – all in styles close to those used previously by Marty Paich. But almost even better is the New York theme of the record – surprising, given the anti-NYC vibe of Torme's classic "California Suite" – but perfect, too, as it really ties the whole thing together wonderfully – creating this beautiful picture of the Big Apple in the postwar years. Titles include the greatest version of "Sunday In New York" you'll ever hear – plus "Let Me Off Uptown", "Autumn In New York", "New York New York", "Manhattan", and "My Time Of Day". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has wear, some seam splitting, a spot of tape with a rip on the spine, and some pen. Label has a sticker.)