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Conte Candoli, Shorty Rogers, Bob Cooper, & OthersModern Sounds From California – The Best From The West Vol 1 (10 inch LP) ... LP
Blue Note, 1954. Near Mint- (reissue)... $14.99
One of the most obscure 50s releases from Blue Note Records – part of a pair of 10" albums recorded on the west coast – which was quite a change from the label's usual east coast home! The album's originally came with no full artist information, and were released as a "blindfold test" under the supervision of Leonard Feather – in which the listener was supposed to guess the players! The musicians on the original record were not named – probably because of contractual reasons – but artists include the cream of the LA scene of the time – Conte Candoli on trumpet Jimmy Giuffree and Charlie Mariano on reeds, Howard Roberts on guitar, and Marty Paich on piano – all coming together with a fresh, clean sound that's more like the classic 50s sessions on the Mode or Bethelehm labels instead of Blue Note. Titles on volume 1 include "Santa Anita", "Culver City", "Santa Monica", and "Blindfold Test No 1". LP, Vinyl record album

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Conte Candoli, Shorty Rogers, Bob Cooper, & OthersModern Sounds From California – The Best From The West Vol 2 (10 inch LP) ... LP
Blue Note, 1954. Near Mint- (reissue)... $14.99
One of the most obscure 50s releases from Blue Note Records – part of a pair of 10" albums recorded on the west coast – which was quite a change from the label's usual east coast home! The album's originally came with no full artist information, and were released as a "blindfold test" under the supervision of Leonard Feather – in which the listener was supposed to guess the players! The musicians on the original record were not named – probably because of contractual reasons – but artists include the cream of the LA scene of the time – Conte Candoli on trumpet Jimmy Giuffree and Charlie Mariano on reeds, Howard Roberts on guitar, and Marty Paich on piano – all coming together with a fresh, clean sound that's more like the classic 50s sessions on the Mode or Bethelehm labels instead of Blue Note. Titles on volume 2 includes "Here's Pete", "Blindfold Test No 3", "Arcadia", and "Burbank Bounce". LP, Vinyl record album

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Teddy Charles/Shorty RogersCollaboration West (OJC) ... LP
Prestige, 1953. Very Good+ ... $9.99
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. Cover has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ Al Cohn & Shorty RogersEast Coast – West Coast Scene ... LP
RCA, 1954. Very Good+ ... $19.99
A classic session in the tried and true marketing style of "East Coast vs West Coast" jazz, with one side of tracks by a group led by Al Cohn, and featuring Gene Quill, Hal McKusick, and Joe Newman. The other side's got Shorty Rogers representin' on the West Coast, with Jimmy Giuffre, Zoot Sims, Bud Shank, and Shelly Manne. The album's a nice batch of tracks, in the tightly arranged style that characterizes many of these mid-50's RCA jazz sessions. However, since Cohn's measured playing could never really be taken for New York Hot, and since his longtime partner Zoot Sims is part of Rogers' West Coast group, it's hard to say that these sides are really any sort of true battle between the coasts. Instead, though, the tracks are nice and long, with more room for solos than usual, and titles that include "Loki", "Cool Sunshine", and "Inside Out". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove.)

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Shelly Manne/Jimmy Giuffre/Shorty Rogers/Bill RussDeep People (aka Jazz Composers Workshop) ... LP
Savoy, Mid 50s. Near Mint- ... $39.99
A rare counterpart to the Charles Mingus album on Savoy of the same name – an even more obscure date that features some equally modern music! The album features a shifting array of players throughout – small modern groups on side one, with Bill Russo on trombone, Conte Candoli on trumkpet, Shorty Rogers on trumpet, Art Pepper on alto, Jimmy Giuffre on tenor, Bob Gordon on baritone, and Shelly Manne on drums – all playing in modes that are similar to some of the small group Kenton offshoot material for other labels, or to some of Rogers' important early sides for Capitol and RCA. Titles on this side include "Deep People", "Count On Rush Street", "Slightly Brightly", "Princess Of Evil", and "All Of Me" – which features a vocal by Shelly! Side two features a bigger group arranged by Russo, and featuring a range of smaller players, plus a bit of vocals from Shelby Davis. Titles include "Ennui", "Sposin", "Cookie", "Cathy", and "An Esthete On Clark Street". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing. Cover has a small split in the top seam.)

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Gerry Mulligan/Shorty RogersModern Sounds ... LP
Capitol, 1951/1953. Very Good ... $4.99
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.)

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Shorty RogersShorty Rogers & His Giants (10 inch LP) ... LP
RCA, Early 50s. Very Good+ ... $3.99
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
(Original black label pressing.)

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Shorty RogersWest Coast Jazz ... LP
Atlantic, 1955. Very Good Gatefold ... $2.99
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(70s That's Jazz pressing.)

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Bud ShankBud Shank – Shorty Rogers/Bill Perkins ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1955. Poor ... $4.99
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
(Original black label pressing with deep groove. NOTE – Vinyl is in POOR condition. Cover is essentially the front & back panel taped together at the seams, with discoloration from age, and light stains.)

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✨✧ Conte Candoli, Shorty Rogers, Bob Cooper, & OthersModern Sounds From California – The Best From The West Vol 1 (10 inch LP) ... LP
Blue Note, 1954. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
One of the most obscure 50s releases from Blue Note Records – part of a pair of 10" albums recorded on the west coast – which was quite a change from the label's usual east coast home! The album's originally came with no full artist information, and were released as a "blindfold test" under the supervision of Leonard Feather – in which the listener was supposed to guess the players! The musicians on the original record were not named – probably because of contractual reasons – but artists include the cream of the LA scene of the time – Conte Candoli on trumpet Jimmy Giuffree and Charlie Mariano on reeds, Howard Roberts on guitar, and Marty Paich on piano – all coming together with a fresh, clean sound that's more like the classic 50s sessions on the Mode or Bethelehm labels instead of Blue Note. Titles on volume 1 include "Santa Anita", "Culver City", "Santa Monica", and "Blindfold Test No 1". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Modern Sounds From California – The Best From The West Vol 1 (10 inch LP) ... LP 14.99

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✨✧ Conte Candoli, Shorty Rogers, Bob Cooper, & OthersModern Sounds From California – The Best From The West Vol 2 (10 inch LP) ... LP
Blue Note, 1954. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
One of the most obscure 50s releases from Blue Note Records – part of a pair of 10" albums recorded on the west coast – which was quite a change from the label's usual east coast home! The album's originally came with no full artist information, and were released as a "blindfold test" under the supervision of Leonard Feather – in which the listener was supposed to guess the players! The musicians on the original record were not named – probably because of contractual reasons – but artists include the cream of the LA scene of the time – Conte Candoli on trumpet Jimmy Giuffree and Charlie Mariano on reeds, Howard Roberts on guitar, and Marty Paich on piano – all coming together with a fresh, clean sound that's more like the classic 50s sessions on the Mode or Bethelehm labels instead of Blue Note. Titles on volume 2 includes "Here's Pete", "Blindfold Test No 3", "Arcadia", and "Burbank Bounce". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Modern Sounds From California – The Best From The West Vol 2 (10 inch LP) ... LP 14.99
 
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Teddy CharlesEvolution ... LP
Prestige, 1953/1955. Near Mint- ... $16.99
A full 12" LP that combines two earlier sessions by Teddy Charles – some of his best early 50s modernist work, proof that he was one of the standout talents of the postwar years on vibes! The first session features two long tracks – "Evolution" and "Free" – played by a west coast quintet that includes Jimmy Giuffre on tenor, Shorty Rogers trumpet, Curtis Counce bass, and Shelly Manne drums. The other tracks on the set feature a group that's even better – the New Directions Quartet with JR Monterose, Charles Mingus, and Gerry Segal. Tracks on that set include "Relaxo Abstracto", "Violetta", "Speak Low", and "Jay Walkin". LP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing.)
Also available Evolution ... CD 18.99

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Woody HermanSequence In Jazz (10 inch LP) ... LP
Columbia, Late 40s. Very Good ... $14.99
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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Shelly ManneThree/Two ... LP
Contemporary, 1954. Near Mint- ... $11.99
A 12" LP that brings together 2 different earlier 10" sessions by Manne – groundbreaking work in a freer mode than most of what was going on in LA during the mid 50s! Side one features material from The Three – a 10" session that featured Manne on drums, Shorty Rogers on trumpet, and Jimmy Giuffre on tenor, clarinet, and baritone. The trio work their way – bass and piano-less – through tunes that include "Pas De Trois", "Flip", "Abstract No 1", and "Steeplechase". Side two features material from The Two – an even freer session, with Manne on drums and Russ Freeman on piano – no other accompaniment, and sounding quite revolutionary for the time! Titles include "Billie's Bounce", "The Sound Effects Manne", "Everything Happens To Me", and "Speak Easy". LP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing.)

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Jack MontroseHorn's Full ... LP
RCA, 1958. Very Good ... $12.99
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
(Original pressing – nice!)

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Howard Rumsey's Light House All-StarsSunday Jazz A La Lighthouse Vol 1 ... LP
Contemporary, 1953. Very Good- ... $14.99
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
(Red vinyl pressing. Cover has some surface wear and a stain on one corner.)

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Leith StevensJazz Themes From The Wild One (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Decca/DOL, 1955. Near Mint- (reissue)... $14.99
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
(180 gram EU pressing on red vinyl.)

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Mel TormeSunday In New York & Other Songs About New York ... LP
Atlantic, 1963. Very Good+ ... $9.99
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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✨✧ Lucy Ann PolkLucy Ann Polk (10 inch LP) ... LP
Trend, Mid 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An obscure pre-Mode date from vocalist Lucy Ann Polk – and a set that's got a wonderful LA 50s feel! Backings here are by the Dave Pell Octet – with Pell on tenor, Ronny Lang on alto, Don Fagerquist on trumpet, and Claude Williamson on piano – and arrangements are by Wes Hensel and Shorty Rogers, nice and jazzy throughout! Lucy's approach to the tunes is light and lovely, but she also burns with a bit of a deeper fire at times too – a bluer tone underneath the charm up top. Titles include "But Beautiful", "Imagination", "It Could Happen To You", "It's Always You", and "Darn That Dream". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover is in nice shape.)

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✨✧ Terry GibbsTerry Gibbs Plays Reza ... LP
Dot, Mid 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Maybe the grooviest album we've ever heard from Terry Gibbs – a sweet 60s session with lots of bossa rhythms – and fab arrangements by Shorty Rogers! Lots of vibes, and quite a swinger! LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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