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Gerry Mulligan/Shorty RogersModern Sounds ... LP
Capitol, 1951/1953. Very Good- ... $6.99
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 ... $5.99
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 a split bottom seam, splitting on the spine, with some pen and marker and a photo taped to the back.)

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Shorty RogersGigi In Jazz ... LP
RCA, 1958. Very Good+ ... $19.99
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 RogersGospel Mission ... LP
Capitol, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
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 RogersMartians Come Back! ... LP
Atlantic, 1955. Very Good ... $8.99
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. Cover has light aging on the back.)

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Shorty RogersShorty Rogers Plays Richard Rodgers ... LP
RCA, 1957. Near Mint- ... $5.99
An RCA classic from Shorty – one that features an expanded version of his Giants group, running through some of the best compositions of Richard Rogers! The gimmick of the twin Rogers in the title notwithstanding, the album's a pretty tight little set – as Shorty's leading an all-star group that includes Pete & Conte Candoli, Frank Rosolino, Jack Montrose, Bill Holman, Pete Jolly, and Pepper Adams – all of whom are great company in this session of tight arrangements. Shorty still gives the best players enough solo space to keep things interesting – and the real charm of the record is the way that familiar tunes are transformed by the swinging arrangements and surprisingly nice solo moments. Titles include "I've Got Five Dollars", "A Ship Without A Sail", "Mimi", "Ten Cents A Dance", "The Girl Friend", "On A Desert Island With Thee", and "I Could Write A Book". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label mono pressing with deep groove.)

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Shorty RogersSwingin Nutcracker ... LP
RCA, 1960. Very Good ... $6.99
A hip take on the famous score – played here with jazzy arrangements from Shorty Rogers, and a lineup that includes Frank Rosolino on trombone, Conte Candoli on trumpet, Art Pepper on alto, Richie Kamuca on tenor, and Bill Holman, Bud Shank, and Bill Perkins on additional reeds! There's also a cool sax quintet at one point – with Holman, Perkins, Kamuca, Harold Land, and Bill Hood. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Swingin Nutcracker ... CD 24.99

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Shorty RogersSwinging Mr Rogers ... LP
Atlantic, 1955. Very Good ... $9.99
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.)

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Shorty RogersWay Up There ... LP
Atlantic, 1955. Very Good ... $8.99
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.)

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Shorty RogersWizard Of Oz & Other Harold Arlen Songs ... LP
RCA, 1959. Very Good+ ... $6.99
A pretty darn great record, and a lot more swinging than you'd expect! The basic theme is the Wizard Of Oz – but Shorty makes the tunes groove way way more than they ever did, and thanks to help from hip players like Jimmy Giuffre, Herb Geller, and Bud Shank, the tracks have loads of breakway moments that are nice and jazzy! In way, working in this sort of tightly restricted set was a great way to get Rogers out of his mid 50s slump – when he was writing himself into a corner with the same sort of chamber jazz numbers all the time. In this sort of album, he's already got the basic pattern – and is free to really open up the band and the charts with the sort of creativity that he began his career with. Titles include "The Jitterbug", "Over The Rainbow", "We're Off To See The Wizard", and "Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has a small sticker in one corner, and what might be an Alan Dale autograph 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- ... $14.99
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+ ... $19.99
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. Cover has light wear and a split bottom seam.)

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✨✧ Shorty RogersChances Are It Swings ... LP
RCA, 1958. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
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
(Black label mono pressing, with deep groove – nice and clean! Vinyl has some light marks from the old inner sleeve, but is decent overall, and cover is nice.)

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✨✧ Art PepperPlays Shorty Rogers & Others ... LP
Pacific Jazz, Mid 50s. Used ... Out Of Stock
A 70s album that brings together material from Art Pepper's Pacific Jazz sessions of the 50s! One side features a nine-piece group with Pepper on alto, Don Fagerquist on trumpet, Bill Holman on tenor, Bud Shank on baritone, and Stu Williamson on trombone – the other side features material by the Art Pepper/Chet Baker Sextet! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner)

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✨✧ Shorty Rogers & Andre PrevinCollaboration (original cover) ... LP
RCA, 1954. Used Gatefold ... 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
(Cover has some wear, discoloration due to aging, and a split top seam.)
 
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Betty BennettNobody Else But Me ... LP
Atlantic, 1955. Very Good+ ... $89.99
An obscure vocal jazz gem from the LA scene of the 50s – recorded for Atlantic, but done in a style that's a fair bit like the best work for Bethlehem or Mode at the time! Betty Bennett sings here with backings from Shorty Rogers on one side, and Andre Previn on the other – often in a mode that's slightly dark, and subdued – gently moving forth with a nice sense of restraint. Betty's vocals burst out nicely at times – showing a nicely illustrative style, especially on some of the more story-based tunes – and there's a nice choice of material here that's a refreshing change from some of the overdone standards on other vocal albums. Tracks include "Sidewalks Of Cuba", "Island In The West Indies", "Tomorrow Mountain", "This Is The Moment", and "Treat Me Rough". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with the Long Playing Unbreakable logo – nice and clean! Cover is nice too.)

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Maynard FergusonDimensions ... LP
EmArcy, Mid 50s. Very Good- ... $3.99
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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Stan KentonConcert In Progressive Jazz (10 inch LP) ... LP
Capitol, 1947/1951. Very Good ... $8.99
Incredible work – and one of Kenton's greatest records! This "concert" brings together material perfectly paired to demonstrate Kenton's keen talent for modern jazz that still swings heavily! Players on the set include Art Pepper, Bob Cooper, Bud Shank, and Shorty Rogers – and the tunes are short little paintings in sound – building off the Kenton styles of the swing years, but moving towards the more abstract styles of later years, yet still managing to keep their groove. The titles alone give a great idea of the sound – and tunes include "Elegy For Alto", Lament", "Monotony", and "Impressionism". LP, Vinyl record album
(Back cover has a small bit of peeling in one bottom corner – front is nice!)

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Lou LevyMost Musical Fella ... LP
RCA, 1956. Near Mint- ... $7.99
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 ManneMy Son The Jazz Drummer! ... LP
Contemporary, 1962. Very Good+ ... $16.99
One of the stranger examples of a very short-lived jazz trend – the "jazz meets folk" style that appeared on a handful of albums in the early 60s. This one features Shelly Manne exploring his Jewish heritage on a host of Israeli and Jewish folk tunes, played with a group that includes Shorty Rogers, Teddy Edwards, Victor Feldman, and Al Viola. The overall sound is pretty cool – as the tracks have an angular jaunty approach that lends itself well to Manne's dexterous drumming, and a lingering sadness that brings out a nice tone in Edwards' tenor. Titles include "Zamar Nodad", "Bokrei Lachish", "Orchah Bamidbar", "My Yiddishe Momme", and "Tzena". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear and a bit of marker on front.)

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Shelly ManneThree/Two ... LP
Contemporary, 1954. Near Mint- ... $9.99
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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Dave Pell OctetJazz & Romantic Places ... LP
Atlantic, 1955. Very Good ... $12.99
Jazz in romantic places, but some pretty groovy ones too – a host of global destinations all referenced in the track selection for the set! Dave Pell's tenor is at the lead on most numbers, but the octet's in fine formation too – arranged by Jack Montrose, Marty Paich, Johnny Mandel, and Shorty Rogers – the last of whom also produced the album, and manages to give it the same sort of feel as his own great sets for Atlantic at the time! The style is prime west coast 50s – with a classic cover to match – and players include Bob Gordon on baritone sax, Don Fagerquist on trumpet, Ray Sims on trombone, and Donn Trenner on piano and celeste. Titles include "New Orleans", "Flying Down To Rio", "Paris In The Spring", "Memphis In June", "Isle Of Capri", "Shuffle Off To Buffalo", "On A Slow Boat To China", and "London In July". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing, with a deep groove. Cover has some fading along the spine.)

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Howard Rumsey's Light House All-StarsSunday Jazz A La Lighthouse Vol 1 ... LP
Contemporary, 1953. Very Good ... $13.99
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
(Original yellow label pressing, very heavy – with Lighthouse logo, deep groove, and a heavy cover too. Cover has some light wear. Vinyl is nice and clean.)

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Howard Rumsey's Light House All-StarsSunday Jazz A La Lighthouse Vol 1 (white cover) ... LP
Contemporary/Lighthouse, 1953. Very Good+ ... $19.99
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
(Lighthouse/Contemporary pressing. Label has some light aging – but cover and vinyl are nice!)

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Howard Rumsey's Lighthouse All StarsHoward Rumsey's Lighthouse All Stars Vol 3 ... LP
Contemporary, 1953. Very Good+ ... $28.99
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
(Heavy original pressing – with deep groove and Lighthouse logo. Vinyl is very nice, save for some light surface marks from the old inner sleeve. Cover has two very small bits of tape, but is nice too.)

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June ChristyBig Band Specials ... LP
Capitol, 1962. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
A very different album than usual for June Christy – one of her last for Capitol, and a very swinging, upbeat affair! As the title implies, June's singing a set of tunes made famous during the glory days of the big bands – tracks associated with Duke Ellington, Tommy Dorsey, Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman, and others – all given a nice reworking here by June, in a style that's got a hipper, swinging California kind of groove! Arrangers on the set are Bill Holman, Bob Cooper, and Shorty Rogers – and they all keep things light and above board – shaking away the bluer tones and quieter moods of some of June's other records, taking her vocals back to the highly swinging style that first brought her fame in the 40s. Titles include "Frenesi", "Time Was", "Good Bye", "Night In Tunisia", "Stompin At the Savoy", "Prelude To A Kiss", and "Skyliner". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label stereo pressing. Cover has some wear.)
 
 
 



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