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New Capes & Masks (Shorty Rogers)Comic Book Heroes ... LP
Mainstream, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $34.99
Fantastic stuff! The Capes & Masks are actually a crack studio team led by Shorty Rogers and Irving Joseph, and on this LP they lay down some of the most dynamic, crazy instrumental work we've heard in a long time! The theme is Super Hero madness, and the music is very camp, but also very jazzy – and the album has the feel of some of the best "crime" soundtracks – but with excellent production that really isolates groovier instruments like the electric guitar and the vibes. There's a great approach to the whole thing that makes the album come off like a funky soundtrack from the time – mod late 60s grooving, produced to perfection, in the manner of Rogers incredible Dune Buggy project! Titles include "The Apollo Investigation", "The Incredible Shotzam", "The Eagle's Code", "The Man From TANTA", "Agent 00008 Or Section 8", "The Atom Smasher", and "Hey, What Th-". LP, Vinyl record album

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Shorty RogersShorty Rogers Courts The Count (French pressing) ... LP
RCA (France), 1955. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $3.99
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
(Early 80s French pressing.)

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Shorty Rogers & Kelly GordonBug-In ... LP
Capitol, Late 60s. Very Good Gatefold ... $49.99
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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Bud ShankBud Shank – Shorty Rogers/Bill Perkins ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1955. Very Good+ ... $28.99
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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New Elmer Bernstein/Shorty Rogers & His GiantsMan With The Golden Arm – Original Soundtrack ... LP
Decca, 1955. Used ... Temporarily 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
(Original black label pressing with a deep groove. Cover has some wear and a split top seam.)
Also available Man With The Golden Arm – Original Soundtrack – Part 1 (7 inch EP) ... 7-inch 4.99

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New Five (Shorty Rogers, Pete Jolly, Mel Lewis, & otheFive ... LP
RCA, Mid 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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 light wear, and a bit of tape on the top seam.)

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New Shorty RogersAfro-Cuban Influence ... LP
RCA, 1958. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A wonderful album of Latin grooves from Shorty! The record is one of his best, and features a whopping array of percussionists – including Carlos Vidal, Modesto Duran, and Mike Pacheco all coming into play with Shorty's west coast style of arrangements, tweaked greatly here to pick up an Afro Cuban sound. Players include Bud Shank, Bill Holman, Frank Rosolino, Herb Geller, and Bob Cooper – and the album is very similar to Perez Prado's Voodoo Suite album, which was also recorded for RCA around the same time. Includes the cuts "Un Poco Loco", "Manteca", "Viva Puente", and the extended suite "Wuayacanjanga". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo pressign with deep groove. Cover has some wear.)

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New Shorty RogersBig Shorty Rogers Express ... LP
RCA, 1953. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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 pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear, some aging, and a partially split bottom seam.)

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New Shorty Rogers & Andre PrevinCollaboration ... LP
RCA, 1954. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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
(Black label pressing, with deep groove. Cover has some wear and seam splitting, with a bit of pen on the back.)

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New Shorty RogersCool & Crazy (10 inch LP) ... LP
RCA, Early 50s. Used ... Out Of Stock
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
(Side 2 has a mark that clicks a bit on track one. Cover has some wear, staining across much of the front and back, and splitting and tape on the seams.)
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Teddy CharlesNew Directions Vol 4 (10 inch LP) ... LP
Prestige, Early 50s. Very Good ... $68.99
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+ ... $8.99
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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Shelly ManneShelly Manne & His Men Vol 2 (10 inch pressing) ... LP
Contemporary, 1954. Very Good- ... $24.99
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+ ... $2.99
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
(Blue & green label pressing.)

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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 ... $9.99
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+ ... $38.99
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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New 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, in a green sleeve with gold lettering. Cover has some light wear.)

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New Leith StevensJazz Themes From The Wild One (10 inch pressing) ... LP
Decca, 1955. Used ... Temporarily 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
(Cover has some aging, but is nice overall.)