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Elmer Bernstein/Shorty Rogers & His GiantsMan With The Golden Arm – Original Soundtrack ... LP
Decca, 1955. Very Good- ... $6.99
One of the greatest jazz soundtracks of all time! Elmer Bernstein wrote the score to Otto Preminger's chilling film version of Nelson Algren's book The Man With The Golden Arm – a sad tale of jazz, gambling, and heroin addiction on the streets of Chicago (not far from Dusty Groove, in fact!) – and in doing so, he came up with one of the first jazz soundtracks to really work strongly with a dramatic narrative. The film's striking theme is played in a number of variations, either with orchestral backing, or in small combo format by Shorty Rogers & His Giants, a crack west coast group that features work by Bud Shank, Shelly Manne, Bob Cooper, and Pete Candoli. The tracks work perfectly together as a suite of tracks, even without the images of the film – telling a tale of temptation, sadness, tragedy, and rebirth. Titles include "Clark Street", "Breakup", "The Fix", "Zosh", "Frankie Machine", and "Audition". Worth the price for the Saul Bass cover alone! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original black label pressing with a deep groove. Side 1 has a mark that clicks a bit on track two. Cover has light wear, some small stains, a center split on the top seam, and a sticker on the back.)

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Five (Shorty Rogers, Pete Jolly, Mel Lewis, & otheFive ... LP
RCA, Mid 50s. Very Good- ... $14.99
The Five was a nom-du-session for this west coast group featuring tenorist Bill Perkins, trumpeter Conte Candoli, and pianist Pete Jolly – over a set of arrangements and compositions by Shorty Rogers. Rogers was always one of the best of the west coast arrangers, and this set shows his talent for keeping things lively, yet still getting in enough cerebrality to give the highbrow set their due. Perkins crisp tenor is a treat, as always, and his solos jump out a bit more strongly than Jolly's piano or Candoli's trumpet. Tracks include "I Dig Ed", "Perkin", "Beyond The Sea", "Red Eyes", and a very goofy version of "Whistle While You Work". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear and aging, with split top and bottom seams.)

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Shorty RogersCool & Crazy (10 inch LP) ... LP
RCA, Early 50s. Very Good- ... $11.99
Classic West Coast session, long hailed by critics as one of the best to come out of the LA scene. Shorty Rogers leads a crack group of players (Art Pepper, Jimmy Giuffre, Bob Cooper) through a bunch of short swinging tracks that really have an edge to them. One of the best things Rogers ever did, released here on the original RCA 10" LP, in beautiful shape! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, splitting and tape on the seam, some light stains, and a sticker on the back. Lable has the remnants of a sticker.)

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Shorty Rogers & His GiantsRe-Entry ... LP
Atlas (Japan), 1983. Very Good ... $6.99
Early 80's Japanese-only session featuring a reunion of some of Rogers' old bandmates in his legendary Giants ensemble. Rogers heads up the group on flugelhorn, and other players include Bob Cooper, Bill Perkins, Pete Jolly, Bud Shank, and Shelly Manne. The set's got a nice straight ahead sound, with a style that's very much in keeping with Rogers' 50's RCA sessions. Titles include "Bunny", "Walk, Don't Run", "The Goof & I", "Powder Puff", and "Short Stop". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the insert and obi.)

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New Teddy Charles/Shorty RogersCollaboration West ... LP
Prestige, 1953. Used ... Out Of Stock
Great vibes from the legendary Teddy Charles – a set that brings together some of his best early moments for Prestige Records! This full set combines two earlier 10" sessions recorded by Charles – both done in LA in 1953, in small group formations with Shorty Rogers on trumpet, Curtis Counce on bass, and Shelly Manne on drums – plus Jimmy Giuffre on tenor on a few added tracks! The tunes have more of a west coast groove than some of Charles later 50s work – but his tone and approach still keeps things nice and edgey – filled with those great tones and colors that made Teddy one of the most inventive players on vibes at the time. The other west coast players definitely rise to the occasion, playing with an modern style that's greater than usual – and titles include "Variations On A Motive By Bud", "Wailing Dervish", "Further Out", "Boabalob 1 & 2", and "Margo". LP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing.)
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Bobby DarinSings Shadow Of Your Smile ... LP
Atlantic, 1966. Very Good+ ... $2.99
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
(Green & blue label pressing. Cover has a touch of pen in one corner.)

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Four FreshmenFunny How Time Slips Away ... LP
Capitol, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $0.99
Brilliant harmony vocals by the Four Freshman! A jaunty 1964 session that has the Freshmen moving into territory they'd explore more deeply on their work for Liberty Records – expanding into a range of new styles for the 60s, and working here with some nicely groovy arrangements from Jimmie Haskell and Shorty Rogers! There's some nice use of electric bass and guitar on a few tracks – giving them a bit more of a romp than usual – and a few others feature some nicely-recorded tinkling piano that trips alongside the vocals with a breezy 60s edge, including a few with country western tinges. Titles include "Don't Make Me Sorry", "My Baby's Gone", "Charade", "Wake The Town & Tell The People", "Funny How Time Slips Away", "Hold Me", "We've Got A World That Swings", and "Tears In Our Eyes". LP, Vinyl record album

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Dave Pell OctetJazz & Romantic Places ... LP
Atlantic, 1955. Very Good- ... $11.99
Jazz in romantic places, but some pretty groovy ones too – a host of global destinations all referenced in the track selection for the set! Dave Pell's tenor is at the lead on most numbers, but the octet's in fine formation too – arranged by Jack Montrose, Marty Paich, Johnny Mandel, and Shorty Rogers – the last of whom also produced the album, and manages to give it the same sort of feel as his own great sets for Atlantic at the time! The style is prime west coast 50s – with a classic cover to match – and players include Bob Gordon on baritone sax, Don Fagerquist on trumpet, Ray Sims on trombone, and Donn Trenner on piano and celeste. Titles include "New Orleans", "Flying Down To Rio", "Paris In The Spring", "Memphis In June", "Isle Of Capri", "Shuffle Off To Buffalo", "On A Slow Boat To China", and "London In July". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing, with a deep groove and the Long Playing Unbreakable logo. Cover has a peeled-off gloss finish, fading along the spine and top seam, light wear, a hint of seam splitting, and some pen on the back.)

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Howard RobertsSomething's Cookin' ... LP
Capitol, 1964. Very Good ... $4.99
Very groovy! The record's a hip batch of jazzy tracks played by the great Howard Roberts, caught here at the height of his 60s groovy bossa style, and playing with his regular combo plus backing by a larger group of horns. Jack Marshall and Shorty Rogers helped Howard with the arrangements, and the record has that groovy LA jazz sound that graced the best of the Capitol sides of the time. Charles Kynard gets in some nice organ, Howard plays a nicely-toned Epiphone, and titles include "Bluesette", "The Lonesome Cowboy", "Charade", "Maniac", and "Recado Bossa Nova". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original rainbow label pressing. Cover has some pen and marker.)

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Howard Rumsey's Light House All-StarsSunday Jazz A La Lighthouse Vol 1 ... LP
Contemporary, 1953. Very Good ... $11.99
One of the earliest sets issued under the name of the Lighthouse All-Stars – that hip assemblage of west coast players headed by bassist Howard Rumsey – hardly a household name on his own, but well-remembered for all the great work done at this famous club! The lineup is a who's who of key players on the west coast at the time – Shorty Rogers and Maynard Ferguson on trumpet, Jimmy Giuffre and Bob Cooper on tenor, Hampton Hawes on piano, Milt Bernhart on trombone, and Shelly Manne on drums – and some tracks are a bit longer than usual, offering up freer solo space than you're likely to get on other west coast dates – a key contribution of the All-Stars recording mode. Titles include "Creme De Menthe", "Four Others", "La Sonicalli", "Morgan Davis", "Bernie's Tune", "Viva Zapata", and "All The Things You Are". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pressing.)

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New Carmen McRaePortrait Of Carmen ... LP
Atlantic, 1967. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
An excellent album from Carmen McRae – one of her hippest records ever, and a great set of vocal gems that often gets overlooked! Arrangements are by Benny Carter, Shorty Rogers, and Oliver Nelson – and the album's got a swinging groovy style that pushes Carmen past her straighter jazz vocal roots – into some hiply sophisticated territory that really shows her growing as a singer in the 60s. The album kicks off with an amazing reading of Tommy Wolf's "I'm Always Drunk In San Francisco", done by Carmen in a way that makes you know she owns the song – and then it moves through a compelling blend of compositions that includes "My Very Own Person", "Ask Any Woman", "Boy, Do I Have A Surprise For You", and "Elusive Butterfly". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue & green label pressing. Cover has some light wear and aging, a small split on the bottom seam, and a bit of separation of paste-on from the back.)

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New Teddy CharlesNew Directions Vol 4 (10 inch LP) ... LP
Prestige, Early 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Sublime early work from Teddy Charles – featuring the leader on vibes, plus Jimmy Giuffre on baritone and tenor, and Shorty Rogers on trumpet – billed as "Jolly Roger" on the cover! LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl is nice and clean overall – and cover has light aging, but is very nice with no splitting.)

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New Woody HermanSequence In Jazz (10 inch LP) ... LP
Columbia, Late 40s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Features important compositions by Ralph Burns – played by a group that includes Flip Phillips on tenor, Bill Harris on trombone, Shorty Rogers on trumpet, and Burns on piano! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, but is nice overall.)

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New Perez PradoVoodoo Suite – Plus Six All Time Greats ... LP
RCA, 1955. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great collaboration between Perez Prado and trumpeter Shorty Rogers – one in which Rogers' solos sparkle brilliantly over the top of Perez's tight Latin rhythms – all in a style that's as moody as it is evocative and rhythmic! Side one features the extended "Voodoo Suite" – a side-long track that builds nicely on rootsy Latin rhythms that are much freer than Prado's pop work of the 50s – and which features a growing jazz horizon at the edges, filled with players who include Bud Shank on alto and flute, Bob Cooper on tenor, Shelly Manne on drums, and Pete Candoli on trumpet – in a larger section underneath Shorty Rogers' solos. Side two features shorter tracks recorded a year later – a bit more in the standard Prado mode, but still with a really dynamic feel, and contributions from jazz players like Candoli and Rolf Erikson on trumpets, Willie Maiden on tenor, and Jay Hill on trombone. T include "Music Makers", "In The Mood", "St. James Infirmary", and "Jumpin At The Woodside". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed mono pressing, in great shape!)

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New Leith StevensJazz Themes From The Wild One ... LP
Decca, 1955. Used ... Out Of Stock
Classic sides of Hollywood jazz, written for the early Brando biker flick The Wild One! Leith Stevens wrote, arranged, and conducted the material – and the players on the album include Jimmy Giuffre, Bud Shank, Bob Cooper, Shorty Rogers, Shelly Manne, and other likely suspects. The tracks have a stark harsh sound, and are very much in the tradition of scores like Man With The Golden Arm and I Want To Live. Titles include "Beetle", "Blues for Brando", "Chino", and "Hotshoe". LP, Vinyl record album
(60s pressing.)

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New Vic LewisVic Lewis Plays Bossa Nova At Home & Away (180 gram pressing) ... LP
EMI/SeriE.WOC (Italy), 1963. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
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 24.99