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Gerry Mulligan/Shorty RogersModern Sounds ... LP
Capitol, 1951/1953. Very Good- ... $19.99
Great early west coast jazz! This album puts together 2 different sessions both recorded by Gene Norman in the early 50s. One features Shorty Rogers heading up a great group with Art Pepper and Jimmy Giuffre – on the tracks "Four Mothers", "Didi", "Sam & The Lady", and "Popo". The other features classic cool Gerry Mulligan material – played by a tentet with Chet Baker, Bud Shank, and Bob Enevoldsen. Titles on that one include "Westwood Walk", "Simbah", "Walking Shoes", and "Rocker". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original turquoise label pressing. Cover has some wear and splitting.)

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Shorty RogersBig Shorty Rogers Express ... LP
RCA, 1953. Very Good ... $9.99
A 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 that includes Art Pepper, Jimmy Giuffre and Bob Cooper through a bunch of short swinging tracks that really have an edge to them. The tracks were originally recorded for a 10" LP, and they're combined here with a few more that were recorded during another Rogers session in 1956. Titles include "Blues Express", "Coop The Graas", "Contours", "Tales Of An African Lobster", "Pink Squirrel", "Boar-Jibou", and "The Sweetheart Of Sigmund Freud". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label mono pressing with deep groove.)

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Shorty RogersJazz Waltz ... LP
Reprise, 1961. Very Good ... $4.99
Don't think "waltz music", think "modal jazz" – because the version of jazz waltz that Shorty Rogers serves up here is a great precursor to the great grooves to come on the European scene – especially the work from the artists at MPS Records! Tunes all have this great rhythmic pulse – a way of leaping into a groove that has the piano and bass dancing together wonderfully – often with some cool vibes from Emil Richards, and loads of great reed lines from Bud Shank and Paul Horn! Some tracks feature a small combo, some feature a larger group – and the whole thing is wonderful – with energy that almost rivals the Clarke Boland Big Band with Gigi Campi. Titles include "Be As Children", "Walk On The Wild Side", "Jazz Waltz", "Terrence's Farewell", and "A Taste Of Honey". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing.)

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✨✧ Shorty RogersShorty Rogers & His Giants ... LP
RCA, Early 50s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Excellent early west coast material – and some of the greatest work that Shorty Rogers ever put on record! Unlike some of Rogers' other sides for RCA, which were often a bit gimmicky or strangely-themed, this one's a straight grooving session of west coast jazz, played by some of the finest players in LA, all arranged by Rogers with the kind of razor sharp precision that made him one of the city's most exciting talents in the early days. Tracks include "Mambo Del Crow", "Morpo", "Powder Puff", "The Pesky Serpent", and "Diablo's Dance". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear and a peeled spot on one corner.)

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✨✧ Shorty RogersWherever The Five Winds Blow ... LP
RCA, 1956. Very Good+ ... $14.99
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 – very nice!)

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Shorty Rogers & Andre PrevinCollaboration (original cover) ... LP
RCA, 1954. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $19.99
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, and a split top seam.)

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Shorty Rogers & Kelly GordonBug-In ... LP
Capitol, Late 60s. Very Good Gatefold ... $36.99
An incredibly groovy set of funky studio tracks – written as a "bug-in" celebration for the dune buggy scene in late 60s California – and headed up by Shorty Rogers and Kelly Gordon! The whole thing's a great batch of bigger band tunes that bounce with a really heavy swing – nice bits of electric keys and bass at the bottom, and some searing soulful solos on sax and flute. The artists playing on the set aren't listed, but we wouldn't be surprised if it contained lots of players from the Tom Scott, Hal Blaine, Emil Richards camp of studio jazzers from the time – especially as the record sounds a lot like some of Scott's best bigger group work. The whole thing's packaged in a great gatefold cover with images of buggies and babes – and it's a really unique treasure that's got loads of great funky sunshine grooves! Titles include "Baja Boot", "Glitterbug", "Spyder Bug", "Mini T", "Boss Bug", and "The Manx Meets The Bronco". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole, a piece of clear tape on the spine, and WGN marker on back.)

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Shorty Rogers, Shelly Manne, Jimmy Giuffre, etcJam Session Vol 2 (10 inch LP) ... LP
Skylark, Early 50s. Very Good- ... $34.99
Rare jam session work from the west coast scene – featuring one track with a group led by Jimmy Giuffre, two numbers with vocals by Vivien Garry, and another long jam session track with Shorty Rogers' group! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a few light bits of seam splitting.)

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Bud ShankBud Shank – Shorty Rogers/Bill Perkins ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1955. Very Good+ ... $19.99
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
(Japanese pressing, on King – with obi!)

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✨✧ Shorty RogersShorty Rogers Courts The Count ... LP
RCA, 1955. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Shorty Rogers courts Count Basie – but he does so in a way that's definitely all his own! The material may have Basie roots, but the overall execution is Shorty at his early 50s best – in a way that makes the album one of his strongest for RCA at the time – and that's saying a heck of a lot, given the great run of records! The lineup is filled with well-chosen players who fall together wonderfully under Shorty's leadership – Buck Clayton, Pete Candoli, and Harry Edison on trumpets – and reed work from Jimmy Giuffre, Bob Cooper, and Bud Shank. The set swings with all the power of the Basie band, yet has all the wonderful arrangements we love from Rogers – and titles include "Basie Eyes", "Doggin Around", "Jump For Me", "Over & Out", and "Walk, Don't Run". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label RCA Victor pressing. Cover has a small address label on front, and clear tape on all seams and inside the gatefold.)

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✨✧ Elmer Bernstein/Shorty Rogers & His GiantsMan With The Golden Arm – Original Soundtrack ... LP
Decca, 1955. Used ... Out Of Stock
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
(Stereo pressing. Cover has a "simulated stereo" sticker along the top.)
Also available Man With The Golden Arm – Original Soundtrack – Part 1 (7 inch EP) ... 7-inch 2.99
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Teddy CharlesNew Directions Vol 4 (10 inch LP) ... LP
Prestige, Early 50s. Very Good ... $59.99
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. Cover has a few pieces of yellowing tape across the front and back.)

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Bobby DarinIn A Broadway Bag ... LP
Atlantic, 1966. Very Good+ ... $6.99
A mature side by Bobby Darin - featuring him taking on some of the biggest Broadway tunes of his generation – and doing a pretty darn good job as well! Arrangements are by Shorty Rogers and Perry Botkin, both of whom bring a hip flair to the proceedings – a sound that's usually a fair bit more swinging and jazz-based than you'd hear if you were catching these songs in their original settings. Darin's finger-snapping style is a great one for these tunes – bringing out all their sharper edges in ways that other 60s performers don't always get. Titles include "Night Song", "Try To Remember", "Once Upon A Time", "The Other Half Of Me", "I Believe In You", "It's Today", and "Everybody Has The Right To Be Wrong". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a promo sticker.)

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John GraasFrench Horn Jazz ... LP
Kapp, 1955. Very Good+ ... $19.99
A great 50s LPs by John Graas, one of the few French horn players who brought the instrument in to the jazz genre. Like his other recordings, this set is very much in the chamber jazz style, with numbers alternating between his octet featuring Jimmy Giuffre, Shorty Rogers, Shelly Manne and Bud Shank, and a quintet with Jack Montrose, Gerald Wiggins, Walter Clark, and Larry Bunker. A dozen tracks in all, including "Lady Like", "Egypt", "Argyles", "Blue Haze", "Pyramid", "6/4 Trend", "Not Exactly", "Cordova", "Be My Guest", "Frappe", "Bananera", and "Sequence". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original Kapp pressing. Cover has a mark from an old sticker and some other light wear.)

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Woody HermanThundering Herds (3LP set) ... LP
Columbia, Late 40s. Near Mint- 3LPs ... $12.99
A great little box set – one that brings together a wealth of material from the years 1945 to 1947 – recorded by various "Herds" led by Herman, some of his most famous and groundbreaking work of the time. Arrangements are by Ralph Burns, Shorty Rogers, and Neal Hefti. Players include Rogers, Red Norvo, Stan Getz, Flip Phillips, Conte Candoli, Bill Harris, Chubby Jackson, and others. And vocals are by Frances Wayne, Mary Ann McCall, and Herman himself. Tracks include "Bijou", "The Good Earth", "Laura", "Caldonia", "Goosey Gander", "Northwest Passage", "Wild Root", "Steps", "Fan It", "Lady McGowan's Dream", "Non Alcoholic", "Keen & Peachy", and "The Goof & I". LP, Vinyl record album
(2 eye pressing, including the booklet.)

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Shelly ManneShelly Manne & His Men Vol 2 (10 inch pressing) ... LP
Contemporary, 1954. Very Good- ... $19.99
One of Shelly Manne's best early sides – a session that features arrangements and tunes by some of the best of the west coast scene – Jimmy Giuffree, Bob Cooper, Shorty Rogers, Jack Montrose, and Marty Paich – played by a group that includes Paich, Manne, Russ Freeman, Shorty Rogers, Don Fagerquist, and Bob Enevoldsen. The tunes have that wonderful tightness of Manne's best 50s work – modern, but not stuffy, cool, but still swinging very very nicely! Titles include "Etude De Concert", "Shapes Motion Colors", "Dimension In Thirds", and "Alternation". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear.)

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Carmen McRaePortrait Of Carmen ... LP
Atlantic, 1967. Very Good+ ... $4.99
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
(Red & purple label pressing. Cover has a small cutout hole.)

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Perez PradoVoodoo Suite – Plus Six All Time Greats ... LP
RCA, 1955. Very Good ... $6.99
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. Titles include "Music Makers", "In The Mood", "St. James Infirmary", and "Jumpin At The Woodside". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear & a name in pen.)

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Howard Rumsey's Lighthouse All StarsHoward Rumsey's Lighthouse All Stars Vol 3 (10 inch LP) ... LP
Contemporary, 1953. Very Good ... $6.99
One of the first albums to ever bear the name of Howard Rumsey's Lighthouse All-Stars – a well-chosen monikker for a record to feature the talents of leading 50s west coasters like Shorty Rogers, Jimmy Giuffre, Bob Cooper, Shelly Manne, Milt Bernhardt, and Herb Geller. The format here is a bit more freewheeling than some other Lighthouse sessions – as the mood changes up from track to track – offering up some great Latin on a few tunes (one with Jack Costanzo and another with Carlos Vidal on percussion), a bit of R&B tenor wailing, and some more of the usual Four Brothers-styled horn lines. Titles include "Mambo Los Feliz", "Jazz Invention", "Witch Doctor", "Swing Shift", and "Viva Zapata No 1". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and a sticker spot.)

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✨✧ Mel TormeSunday In New York & Other Songs About New York ... LP
Atlantic, 1963. Very Good ... $8.99
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
(Blue & green label pressing.)

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Kai WindingNew Trends Of Jazz Vol 4 (10 inch LP) ... LP
Savoy, Late 40s. Very Good+ ... $33.99
Great early work from Kai Winding – cut with 2 different groups and a really great sound! Side one has Kai's trombone out front of a combo with Stan Getz on tenor sax, Shorty Rogers on trumpet, Shorty Allen on piano, and Shelly Manne on drums – a really unique lineup that plays "Sweet Miss", "Loaded", and "Grab Your Axe Max". Side two follows in a similar format – but with Allen Eager on tenor instead of Getz, and Marty Napoleon on piano. Titles include "Mr Dues", "Oh Kai", and "O Go Mo". LP, Vinyl record album
(Nice and clean overall – and the cover is quite nice too!)

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✨✧ 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
(Original grey cover, with pasted-on image.)

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✨✧ June ChristyBig Band Specials ... LP
Capitol, 1962. Used ... Out Of Stock
A very different album than usual for June Christy – one of her last for Capitol, and a very swinging, upbeat affair! As the title implies, June's singing a set of tunes made famous during the glory days of the big bands – tracks associated with Duke Ellington, Tommy Dorsey, Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman, and others – all given a nice reworking here by June, in a style that's got a hipper, swinging California kind of groove! Arrangers on the set are Bill Holman, Bob Cooper, and Shorty Rogers – and they all keep things light and above board – shaking away the bluer tones and quieter moods of some of June's other records, taking her vocals back to the highly swinging style that first brought her fame in the 40s. Titles include "Frenesi", "Time Was", "Good Bye", "Night In Tunisia", "Stompin At the Savoy", "Prelude To A Kiss", and "Skyliner". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label mono pressing. Cover has a sticker on the back.)

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