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Elmer Bernstein/Shorty Rogers & His GiantsMan With The Golden Arm – Original Soundtrack ... LP
Decca, 1955. Very Good ... $5.99
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
(Black label pressing. Cover has a bit of pen on the front.)

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Shorty RogersJazz Waltz (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Reprise/Pure Pleasure (UK), 1961. New Copy (reissue)... $38.99
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
(Limited edition!)

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Shorty RogersSwinging Mr Rogers ... LP
Atlantic, 1955. Very Good ... $7.99
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. Cover has some wear and aging.)

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✨✧ 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 mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has split seams.)

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✨✧ Shorty RogersChances Are It Swings ... LP
RCA, 1958. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of Shorty's best albums for RCA, and an album of hard-driving jazz by The Giants that's comparable to some of the great work they did in the soundtrack to Man With The Golden Arm. The group includes Shorty, Bil Holman, Richie Kamuca, Paul Horn, Bud Shank, and the Candoli Brothers – and titles (all written by Robert Allen) includes "Lilac Chiffon", "Who Needs You", "No Such Luck", "Chances Are", "Very Special Love", and "Teacher, Teacher". Very swinging, as the title says! LP, Vinyl record album
(Living Stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has some ink stamps and aging on back.)

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✨✧ Shorty RogersGigi In Jazz ... LP
RCA, 1958. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Much better than you might guess – thanks to a tight combo that features Shorty on trumpet, Bill Holman on tenor, Larry Bunker on vibes, and Pete Jolly on piano! LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label mono pressing with deep groove.)

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✨✧ Shorty RogersMartians Come Back! ... LP
Atlantic, 1955. Used ... Out Of Stock
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. Cover has some wear & an ink stamp.)

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✨✧ Shorty Rogers & His GiantsRe-Entry ... LP
Atlas (Japan), 1983. Used ... Out Of Stock
Early 80's Japanese-only session featuring a reunion of some of Rogers' old bandmates in his legendary Giants ensemble. Rogers heads up the group on flugelhorn, and other players include Bob Cooper, Bill Perkins, Pete Jolly, Bud Shank, and Shelly Manne. The set's got a nice straight ahead sound, with a style that's very much in keeping with Rogers' 50's RCA sessions. Titles include "Bunny", "Walk, Don't Run", "The Goof & I", "Powder Puff", and "Short Stop". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the insert and obi.)
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Woody HermanMen From Mars ... LP
Verve, Late 50s. Very Good ... $19.99
One of the weirdest-titled albums ever from Woody Herman – possibly his answer to some of Shorty Rogers' sci-fi titled albums of the 50s! The set's somewhat straight, but pretty great overall – upbeat, jazzy, and swinging – with instrumentation that includes Woody himself on clarinet, plus Bill Perkins on tenor, Nat Pierce on piano and "organo" (a weird combo of organ and piano), Sam Taylor on tenor, and a four-trombone section featuring Urbie Green, Kai Winding, Frank Rehak, and Vern Friley. The album's got a great sci-fi cover image – and titles include "Marakeesh", "Four Others", " Wooftie", "Mambo The Most", and "Men From Mars". LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Inc pressing, with the trumpeter logo & deep groove. Cover has some white tape along the seams.)

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Woody HermanThundering Herds (3LP set) ... LP
Columbia, Late 40s. Very Good+ 3LP Box Set ... $9.99
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 and inner sleeves. Box has a half split wrap-around.)

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✨✧ Perez PradoVoodoo Suite – Plus Six All Time Greats ... LP
RCA, 1955. Used ... Just Sold Out!
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 splitting on the top seam.)

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Howard Rumsey's Lighthouse All StarsHoward Rumsey's Lighthouse All Stars Vol 3 ... 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 moniker 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", "Snap The Whip", "Mexican Passport", and "Viva Zapata No 1". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pressing with deep groove and Lighthouse logo. Cover has a split spine.)

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Howard Rumsey's Lighthouse All StarsJazz Rolls Royce (Lighthouse pressing) ... LP
Lighthouse, 1957. Very Good- ... $2.99
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
(Yellow label pressing with deep groove.)

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✨✧ Cy Touff, Richie Kamuca, Harry Edison, & OthersKeester Parade ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1962. Near Mint- ... $18.99
Think what you like of the title on this one – but it's one of the better sessions to ever come out of the west coast scene. The record's got some of the best post-early 50s arrangements (by either Johnny Mandel, Cy Touff, or Richie Kamuca) – and the tracks are nicely off-kilter, in the vein of some of Shorty Rogers work from 10 years before. Other players on the session include Russ Freeman, Pete Jolly, Chuck Flores, and Leroy Vinnegar – and titles include "Prez-ence", "Primative Cats", "TNT", and "It's Sand Man". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black & silver label pressing – in great shape!)

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✨✧ John GraasFrench Horn Jazz ... LP
Kapp, 1955. Used ... 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 some wear, with all seams fully split.)

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