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Gerry Mulligan/Shorty RogersModern Sounds ... LP
Capitol, 1951/1953. Very Good- ... $14.99
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. Cover has some splitting on the bottom seam and sticker remnants on back.)

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✨✧ Shorty RogersGospel Mission ... LP
Capitol, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $11.99
A great little album – one that has Shorty Rogers fleugelhorn backed by a set of gospelly arrangements with a sort of chantin' stompin' feel to them – for a groove that's much more soulful than any of Rogers' other records from the time! Shorty blows hard, and takes the record to church by the end of the first track – surprisingly upbeat and groovy, with tracks like "Great Days Ahead", "Joshua's Saxes", and "Sit Down Shorty". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing. Back cover has a promo track list sticker.)

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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. Very Good+ ... $7.99
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 some wear, aging & a few spots of clear tape on the seams.)

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Shorty RogersWay Up There ... LP
Atlantic, 1955. Very Good+ ... $11.99
Shorty Rogers is definitely way up there with this classic album for Atlantic Records – hitting heights that even go beyond his more famous sides for RCA! The groove here is sharp, but also has room for lots of individual flavors too – thanks to different groupings of west coast players who include Bud Shank on alto, Jimmy Giuffre on baritone and tenor, Lou Levy on piano, Shelly Manne on drums, Barney Kessel on guitar, and Pete Candoli, Conte Candoli, Harry Edison, and Don Fagerquist on trumpets! Shorty himself wrote nearly all the tracks on the set – at a point at which he was really hitting his stride as a composer, doing an incredible job of mixing modern ideas and swinging jazz – as you'll hear on cuts that include "Pixieland", "Solarization", "Baklava Bridge", "March Of The Martians", "Moten Swing", and "Wail Of Two Cities". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove. Vinyl and cover are great!)

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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+ ... $14.99
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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✨✧ Mavis Rivers & Shorty RogersMavis Meets Shorty ... LP
Reprise, Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Mavis Rivers meets Shorty Rogers – and the result is a hell of a swinging session that may well be the greatest record ever from this overlooked vocalist! Shorty brings a groove into play right from the start – one that pushes Rivers past her sometimes-trilling style, and into a mode that's rock-solid and soulful all the way through – very much in the same spirit that Marty Paich or Oliver Nelson might bring to their own great arrangements for a singer. Mavis has this way of keeping up with the groove while still being really expressive, especially in her vocal range – in that way that was the rising challenge of the 60s that only a handful of vocalists could do this well – very hip, mod, and adult. Titles include "Slightly Out Of Tune", "I Remember You", "When Sunny Gets Blue", "The Best Is Yet To Come", and "I Feel So Smoochie". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original deep groove pressing. Cover has light wear, some peeling paper and clear tape on the edges, and a sticker on the back.)

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✨✧ Shorty Rogers & His GiantsClickin' With Clax ... LP
Atlantic (UK), 1978. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Cover has a few creases and a mark from sticker removal.)
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Teddy CharlesNew Directions Vol 4 (10 inch LP) ... LP
Prestige, Early 50s. Very Good ... $49.99
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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Maynard FergusonDimensions ... LP
EmArcy, Mid 50s. Very Good- ... $9.99
Brassy early work from Maynard Ferguson – working here with a tight group of west coasters that include Shelly Manne, Conte Candoli, Bud Shank, Herb Geller, Bob Cooper, Red Mitchell, and Bob Gordon! The set's got a tight feel that's similar to work by some of the bigger names on the west coast scene of the time – and a style of arrangement that's somewhere between that of the color/tone mode of Stan Kenton, and the lighter, more playful approach of Shorty Rogers mid 50s sides. Maynard's work on both trumpet and valve trombone is strongly expressive, even in the short space of the tunes – and the album features a number of strong Bill Holman originals that include "Egad, Martha", "Slow Stroll", and "Breakfast Dance". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label drummer logo pressing, with deep groove. Cover has some aging and clear tape on the seams.)

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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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Lou LevyMost Musical Fella ... LP
RCA, 1956. Near Mint- ... $19.99
A strong mid 50s trio outing from west coast pianist Lou Levy – recorded under the supervision of Shorty Rogers during his time working with RCA. The set's got a harder-swinging edge than you might expect – and grooves in the manner of some of Levy's other fine mid 50s work – thanks to excellent accompaniment from Max Bennett on bass and Stan Levy on drums. Lou's work on the keys really pushes things nicely – hitting some unexpected gutbuckety tones, and working with a bluesy undercurrent that's a far cry from his west coast roots. Titles include "Apartment 17", "Yesterdays", "Angel Eyes", "Lou's Blues", "How About You", and "Woody N Lou". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing! Cover is nice, but has some yellowed tape on the top seam.)

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Shelly ManneShelly Manne & His Men Vol 2 (10 inch pressing) ... LP
Contemporary, 1954. Very Good- ... $14.99
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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Howard Rumsey's Lighthouse All StarsHoward Rumsey's Lighthouse All Stars Vol 3 (10 inch LP) ... LP
Contemporary, 1953. Very Good ... $4.99
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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Kai WindingNew Trends Of Jazz Vol 4 (10 inch LP) ... LP
Savoy, Late 40s. Very Good+ ... $28.99
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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✨✧ John GraasFrench Horn Jazz ... LP
Kapp, 1955. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Carmen McRaePortrait Of Carmen ... LP
Atlantic, 1967. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Stan GetzStan Getz Vol 2 (10 inch LP) ... LP
New Jazz/Prestige, Early 50s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Sublime early Getz all the way through – material that shows why even right out of the gate, Stan's sound on the tenor was one to be reckoned with! Side one features a quartet with Al Haig on piano, Tommy Potter on bass, and Roy Haynes on drums – all giving Stan plenty of room to dominate with tenor on tunes that include "What's New", "There's A Small Hotel", "Too Marvelous For Words", and "I've Got You Under My Skin". Side two features a different larger group – a modern ensemble with plenty of bop touches, and players that include Terry Gibbs on vibes, Shorty Rogers on trumpet, Earl Swope on trombone, and George Wallington on piano. Titles include "T & S", "Terry's Tune", and "Speedway". LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl has lots of marks, and plays with some noise. Cover has some light wear and a bit of seam splitting.)

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✨✧ Perez PradoVoodoo Suite – Plus Six All Time Greats ... LP
RCA, 1955. Used ... 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. 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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✨✧ Bobby DarinIn A Broadway Bag ... LP
Atlantic, 1966. Used ... Out Of Stock
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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