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Conte Candoli, Shorty Rogers, Bob Cooper, & OthersBest From The West Volumes 1 & 2 ... LP
Fresh Sound/Blue Note (Spain), 1954. Near Mint- Gatefold (reissue)... $19.99
A real rarity in West Coast jazz – originally issued as a very obscure Blue Note session recorded on the west coast in the mid 50s – released as a "blindfold test" under the supervision of Leonard Feather, but featuring some of Blue Note's only west coast jazz sessions of the 50s! The musicians on the original record were not named – probably because of contractual reasons – but artists include Conte Candoli, Jimmy Giuffre, Charlie Mariano, Howard Roberts, Marty Paich, and others – all coming together with a fresh, clean sound that's very much in the spirit of some of the best west coast work for labels like Pacific Jazz or Capitol at the time! This Fresh Sounds gatefold reissue includes both of the original 10" albums on one 12" LP – and titles include "Santa Anita", "Culver City", "Burbank Bounce", "Arcadia", "Here's Pete", "Santa Monica", and "Blindfold Test No 1". LP, Vinyl record album

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Teddy Charles/Shorty RogersCollaboration West (OJC) ... LP
Prestige, 1953. Near Mint- ... $11.99
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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Shorty RogersBossa Nova ... LP
Reprise, 1962. Very Good+ ... $4.99
A real standout from the great Shorty Rogers – and a smoking set that has him turning his many talents towards the world of bossa nova! By the time of this set, Shorty was as great an arranger as he was a trumpeter – really one of the go-to guys around LA for hipper soundtracks and vocal dates – and he really shows off his skills on a set of lively arrangements that pop and sparkle a lot more than other American bossa jazz outings of this nature! The set features lots of acoustic guitar and percussion – and bold trumpet and flugelhorn solos by Shorty – on titles that include "Samba Do Lorinho", "Samba Triste", "O Amore E A Rosa", "Pao De Assucar", "So Um Amor", and "O Menino Desce O Morro". LP, Vinyl record album
(Tri-color mono pressing. Cover has clear tape on the top seam, a punched hole in one corner, and some splitting on the bottom seam.)

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Shorty RogersMartians Come Back! ... LP
Atlantic, 1955. Very Good+ ... $9.99
One of Shorty Rogers' greatest records – and a very nice set of tight west coast arrangements that really shows off the Rogers sense of sparkle and swing – a vibe that definitely comes through in the famous cover image too! Shorty wrote nearly all of the tracks, and the writing's a great example of the good side of the west coast style – when the tightness of arranging is used to bring out the best elements in the players, and bend them around in some nice twists and turns, with good solos, and lots of nice little surprising bits. And in this case, the players are all great – with Jimmy Giuffre and Bud Shank on reeds, Pete Candoli and Don Fagerquist on trumpets, and Lou Levy on piano. Titles include "Lotus Bud", "Martians Come Back", "Chant Of The Cosmos", and "Astral Alley". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove. Vinyl has one tiny click on a track. Cover is excellent.)

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Shorty RogersSwinging Mr Rogers ... LP
Atlantic, 1955. Very Good ... $2.99
A standout set from Shorty – tightly arranged numbers performed by a quartet that includes Jimmy Giuffre, Pete Jolly, Curtis Counce, and Shelly Manne – all working with Shorty in perfect west coast form! Despite the length of the tunes, the overall feel is similar to Rogers' excellent Wherever The Five Winds Blow album for RCA – and makes the record a great set, done without any gimmicks or tricks – and enough of the modern touch still left from Rogers' first few years on record. Titles include "Martians Go Home", "Trickleydidlier", "Not Really The Blues", and "Michele's Meditation". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove.)
Also available Swinging Mr Rogers ... CD 4.99

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✨✧ Shorty RogersShorty Rogers Meets Tarzan ... LP
MGM, Late 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Quite possibly our favorite Shorty Rogers album ever – an incredible soundtrack that's unlike most of his other work of the time! The record features Shorty's score for the film Tarzan The Ape Man (and a cover that has Shorty being carried in the arms of same!) – and as you might guess from the setting, there's a heck of a lot of drums on the album – a highly rhythmic, junglistic approach that's carried off by 5 drummers who are clearly using a lot of Latin percussion too. Shorty tops them off with a great horn sextion that includes Don Fagerquist, Buddy Childers, Bud Shank, Frank Rosolino, Bill Perkins, Bob Cooper, and Bill Holman – and the reed players really make for the best moments on the set – stepping out in snakey lines that complement the driving rhythms nicely, all pushed along their path by the rest of the horns. The record's got a blasting, savage quality that's really great – jungle jazz at its best, and carried off perfectly throughout! Side two features the extended "Tarzanic Suite" – and other tracks include "The Elephants Wail", "Los Barbaros", "Paradise Found", and "Trapped". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has some splitting.)

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✨✧ Bud ShankBud Shank – Shorty Rogers/Bill Perkins ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1955. Used ... Temporarily 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 deep groove.)
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Jesse BelvinJust Jesse Belvin ... LP
RCA, 1959. Very Good+ ... $14.99
Some of Jesse's smooth RCA vocal tracks, recorded in Hollywood with orchestrations by Shorty Rogers, Dennis Farnon, and Ray Martin. Nice mix of standards and pop stuff, like "Witchcraft", "Guess Who", "Alright, Okay, You Win", and "Funny". Sure, it's not the early R&B-ish stuff he cut his teeth on, but it's still pretty sweet, and some great LA vocal stuff. LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove.)

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Dave PellSwingin In The Ol' Corral ... LP
RCA, 1957. Very Good ... $6.99
Tight west coast jazz, arranged and led by Pell on tenor, and featuring work by Don Fagerquist, Marty Paich, Ray Sims, and Tommy Tedesco. Shorty Rogers supervised the session, and it's got a very similar feel to some of his RCA sides at the time. As you might guess from the title, the tracks are "western-themed" ones – like "I'm An Old Cowhand", "Wagon Wheels", "Cool Water", and "South Of The Border". Nice cover, too! LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove.)

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✨✧ Stan KentonInnovations In Modern Music Vol 1 ... LP
Capitol, Early 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A brilliant collection of work from Stan Kenton – recordings from his Innovations Orchestra, the groundbreaking group from the years 1950 and 1951, which featured players that include Art Pepper, Bob Cooper, Shorty Rogers, and Laurindo Almeida! The work features Kenton in some of his most modern modes – taking the broad range of colors and tones he first started forging in the late 40s, and fusing them onto some modern jazz ideals of the early 50s. The result is some incredible music that still sounds extremely fresh today – tracks that still have a swinging rhythm and jazz-based solos, but which also have a keen ear towards the 20th Century Classical Music of mid century. Titles include Chico O'Farrill's haunting "Cuban Episode", with vocals and conga by Carlos Vidal – plus the haunting "Conflict", with a June Christy wordless vocal, and the titles "Trajectories", "Incident In Jazz", and "Solitaire". LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy green label pressing.)

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✨✧ Howard Rumsey's Lighthouse All StarsJazz Rolls Royce (white cover) ... LP
Omega, 1957. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great little record – and one that gets past the over-used "Howard Rumsey Lighthouse" name, to move into a set of 50s west coast jazz at its best! The core group features Bob Cooper, Frank Rosolino, Stu Williamson, Stan Levy, Victor Feldman, and Rumsey – and for the session, they're joined by 10 additional players, including Larry Bunker, Red Callender, Milt Bernhart, and Pete Candoli. The sound is a bit like Shorty Rogers larger group sides with The Giants – but the tunes are all pretty long, 5 minutes or more, and there's a bit more room for open solos from the best players in the group. Williamson frankly sounds better than we even remember hearing on his own albums, and Bunker adds in some great work on vibes. Titles include "Mambo Del Quado", "The Clown's Dance", "Prelude To The Queen", and "Bruinville My Bruinville". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a split top seam, some small stains and light flaking, and an old price sticker.)

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✨✧ Herb Alpert & The Tijuana BrassChristmas Album ... LP
A&M/Herb Alpert, 1968. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A beautiful Holiday classic from Herb – recorded for A&M during his glory years, and done in the core Tijuana Brass style, but with some added arrangements on voices and strings by Shorty Rogers! The album's worth it alone for Herb's great take on the Bacharach groover "The Bell That Couldn't Jingle" – but it also includes the tasty track "Las Mananitas", plus the holiday favorites "Winter Wonderland", "Jingle Bells", "The Christmas Song", "Sleigh Ride", "Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow" and "Jingle Bell Rock". 10 tracks in all, the perfect backdrop for the holiday office party! LP, Vinyl record album
(Newly remastered version – nice and heavy!)

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✨✧ Frances FayeYou Gotta Go! Go! Go! ... LP
Regina, Early 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Arranged and conducted by Shorty Rogers! LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a promo ink stamp on the back and a small stain.)

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✨✧ Woody HermanSequence In Jazz (10 inch LP) ... LP
Columbia, Late 40s. Used ... 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
(Orange tinted cover.)

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