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✨✧ Laurindo Almeida & Bud ShankBrazilliance Vol 1 ... CD
World Pacific, 1953. Used ... $4.99
Landmark set of recordings cut for the Pacific Jazz label in the early 50s, and supposedly a major influence on the early bossa artists in Brazil! The tracks were cut by a quartet led by LA altoist Bud Shank, and featuring Brazilian guitarist Laurindo Almeida, who was living in LA at the time. The mix of alto and guitar, in a jazzy vein, but with Latiny rhythms, is very similar to the early bossa jazz recordings – and even more so to the later American ones by Stan Getz and Charlie Byrd. Supposedly, original 10" LPs of the material made their way to Brazil, and later influenced Jobim and Gilberto. Although we can't confirm that rumor entirely, you'll sure hear a similarity, and even if you don't, the stuff's still pretty darn great. Titles include "Terra Seca", "Amor Flamenco", "Atabaque", "No No", "Noctambulism", "Tocata", and "Carinoso". 15 cuts in all. CD
(Out of print.)

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Bud ShankBud Shank Plays Music From Today's Movies ... LP
World Pacific, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $1.99
Arranged and conducted by Bob Florence, with Victor Feldman, Mike Melvoin, Frank Capp, Dennis Budimir, Herb Ellis, Ray Brown, and Jimmy Zito. LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear.)

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Bud ShankBud Shank Quartet ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1956. Near Mint- ... $38.99
Wonderful early work from reedman Bud Shank – one of the most lyrically expressive players on the LA scene of the 50s, and one who often disappeared into larger groups in the following decade! Here, though, Bud's nicely out front – blowing alto and a bit of flute, in his own tight combo with Claude Williamson on piano, Chuck Flores on drums, and Don Prell on bass – a group who can work with just the right shadings of modernism, but also keep things straight ahead – in that mode that the Pacific Jazz label captured so well. Titles include "Jubilation", "Bag Of Blues", "Nature Boy", "All This & Heaven Too", "Carioca", and "Nocturne For Flute". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese EMI pressing, with obi – PJ 1215 – a great copy!)

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Bud ShankGirl In Love ... LP
World Pacific, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $7.99
Groovy arrangements by Oliver Nelson – with a vibe that's even hipper than some of Bud Shank's other albums from the time! Titles include "Girl In Love", "Don't Go Breaking My Heart", "Lady Jane", and "When A Man Loves A Woman". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove, including World Pacific inner sleeve. Cover has a small split in the top seam.)

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Bud ShankI Told You So ... CD
Candid (Germany), 1992. Used ... $6.99
A live date with Bud Shank on alto, Kenny Barron on piano, Lonnie Plaxico on bass, and Victor Lewis on drums. CD

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Bud ShankSaxophone Artistry Of Bud Shank – Bob Brookmeyer/Strings & Trombones ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1955. Very Good- ... $6.99
Really beautiful work from Bud Shank – the kind of set that showed everyone very early that he was way more than just a typical reedman! The set's divided up into two sweet variations – side one a small combo date with Bob Brookmeyer on trombone and a bit of strings to warm things up – the other a set with valve trombone from Bob Enevoldsen, Stu Williamson, and Maynard Ferguson – arranged by Bob Cooper. LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove. NOTE – Cover is completely split and held with wide masking tape at the spine and bottom seam, with heavy wear and aging, and notes in pen in back.)

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Bud ShankTaking The Long Way Home ... CD
Jazzed Media, 2005. Used ... $8.99
Bud Shank on alto saxophone, Carl Saunders, Dennis Farias, Pete DiSiena, Roger Ingram, and Ron Stout on trumpet, Andy Martin, Charlie Morillas, Craig Gosnell, and Mike Barone on trombone, Brian Williams, Doug Webb, Jack Nimitz, Keith Bishop, and Lanny Morgan on reeds, Christian Jacob and Bob Florence on piano, Joel Hamilton on bass, and Kevin Kanner on drums. CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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Bud ShankThat Old Feeling ... LP
Contemporary, 1986. Near Mint- ... $7.99
With Shank on alto, George Cables on piano, John Heard on bass, and Albert Tootie Heath on drums. LP, Vinyl record album

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Bud ShankTomorrow's Rainbow ... LP
Contemporary, 1988. Sealed ... $4.99 9.99
With Shank on alto, Marcos Silva on keyboards, Ricardo Peixoto on guitar, and Michael Spiro on percussion. LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed copy! Cover has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Shorty Rogers & Bud ShankYesterday, Today & Forever ... CD
Concord, 1983. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Shorty Rogers on flugelhorn and trumpet, with Bud Shank on flute and alto saxophone – leading a small group that features George Cables on piano! CD

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✨✧ Bud ShankBud Shank Quartet Featuring Claude Williamson ... CD
Fresh Sound, 1956/1958. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Titles include "Crazy Rhythm", "The Lamp Is Low", "I'll Remember April", "Lover Man", "Misty Eyes", and "Charity Rag". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Bud ShankI'll Take Romance ... LP
World Pacific, 1958. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A beautiful album of ballads from Bud Shank – quite unusual, given that most of his output at the time was in a small group mode – but a great little session, and one that's handled with sensitivity and soul that you might not hear on his other records! The backings are by the Len Mercer Strings – mostly done with a light touch, and never too overbearing – so that Bud's work on alto and flute is right upfront in the mix, the latter of which sounds especially nice in the setting – as there's a sharper edge that offsets the strings wonderfully. Titles include "Out Of This World", "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes", "These Foolish Things", "Deep Purple", "Embraceable You", and "When Your Lover Has Gone". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, with obi – PJ 1251.)

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✨✧ Shorty Rogers & Bud ShankYesterday, Today & Forever ... LP
Concord, 1983. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
With Shorty Rogers on flugelhorn and trumpet, Bud Shank on flute and alto, George Cables on piano, Bob Magnusson on bass, and Roy McCurdy on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp, some ring and edge wear, bumped corners, and discoloration from age in back.)

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✨✧ Bud ShankHeritage ... LP
Concord, 1978. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
A great small group set from Cali reed giant Bud Shank – playing alto here with Bill Mays on piano, Bob Magnusson on bass, and Steve Schaeffer on drums! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Laurindo Almeida & Bud ShankBrazilliance Vol 2 ... CD
World Pacific, 1958. Used ... Out Of Stock
5 years after they made their first set of groundbreaking Braziliany jazz tracks together, Bud Shank and Laurindo Almeida went back into the studio to record another great batch for Pacific Jazz. That second set of sessions is captured here in its entirety, and it features Shank and Almeida playing with the looser rhythm team of Gary Peacock and Chuck Flores on a number of short groovy tracks that clearly had a big influence on the bossa generation. Titles include "Waltz Frio & Calor", "Sunset Baion", "Mood Antigua", "Choro In A", "The Color Of Her Hair", and "Nocturno". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Bud ShankI Hear Music ... LP
Pacific Jazz/Sunset, Mid 50s. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
A mid-60s collection that features some great cuts from Bud Shank's excellent 50s sides for the Pacific Jazz label! Titles include "Bag Of Blues", "Fluted Columns", "Paradise", "Night In Tunisia", "Nocturne For Flute", "A Sinner Kissed An Angel", and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and aging.)

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Gary CrosbyGary Crosby – Orchestra Conducted By Bud Shank ... LP
World Pacific, 1957. Very Good+ ... $4.99
A strange little record, but one with more of a jazz component than you might think! Gary's the son of Bing, natch – and he's following here in his pop's footsteps, singing jazz standards with backing conducted by Bud Shank. The interesting thing is that the session was actually recorded in Germany – and the group features some hip Europeans, like Roland Kovac on piano, Atilla Zoller on guitar, Jerry Van Rooyen on trumpet, and Hans Koller on tenor. Shank plays as well – and titles include "Blue Prelude", "Exactly Like You", "Please Send Me Someone To Love", "One For My Baby", and "Love Is Just Around The Corner". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing with silver text and deep groove. Cover has light wear and a bit of seam splitting.)
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Laurindo AlmeidaViva Bossa Nova! ... CD
Capitol (Japan), 1962. Used ... $11.99 14.99
A sweet little album from Laurindo Almeida and his "Bossa Nova All Stars" – not a group of Brazilian musicians, and instead a hip set of LA players who really help make the set sparkle! There's a bit more jazz here than on some of Laurindo's other Capitol records of the time – a great 60s update to the groove he first forged in the 50s with Bud Shank – featuring even more swinging rhythms, inventive instrumentation, and a slightly larger group with players who include Jimmy Rowles on organ, Howard Roberts on guitar, Bob Cooper on tenor, Don Fagerquist on trumpet, Justin Gordon on flute, and Shelly Manne, Chico Guerrero, and Milt Holland on percussion! The use of organ is especially nice – a warm wave of sound on top of some great bossa rhythms – and titles include "Naked City Theme", "Teach Me Tonight", "Desafinado", "Mr Lucky", "Theme From Route 66", and "One Note Samba". CD
(Out of print, includes obi. Sealed.)

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Chet Baker & Miles DavisComplete Performances With The Lighthouse All Stars ... CD
Jazz Factory (Spain), 1953. Used ... $9.99
Quite an unusual moment in west coast jazz history – one tremendous night at the legendary Lighthouse nightclub, featuring performance by both Chet Baker and Miles Davis! Chet and Miles didn't play in the same group, but both graced the same bandstand on the same night – working through a shifting lineup of personnel in what was a "showdown" of sorts – especially since Chet had just beat Miles out in the 1953 Downbeat poll! The session, if anything, brings out a much edgier tone in Chet than we might have thought – and has both him and Miles blowing, on a few numbers, next to the trumpet of Rolf Ericson, in a skittish two-trumpet sound that's pretty nice. Other players include Bob Cooper, Russ Freeman, Bud Shank, and Jimmy Giuffre – and titles include "Loaded", "At Last", "Infinity Promenade", and "Witch Doctor". CD
(Out of print and still sealed.)

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Beaver & KrauseIn A Wild Sanctuary/Gandharva/All Good Men ... CD
Warner/Righteous (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $14.99 22.99
A trio of classics from this electronic duo – all brought together in a single set! First up is In A Wild Sanctuary – one of the best records ever from Beaver and Krause – largely because there's not so much noodling! This one features the pair on moog and organ, with help from Dave Grusin on piano, Milt Holland on percussion, Howard Roberts on guitar, and Bud Shank on reeds. The sound isn't jazz at all – but more a mix of spacey grooves and bubbling bits, with much more of a song-like structure than on other records. There's a few nice cuts here that almost hit a groove, and even when they don't, they still have a nice stripped down moogy sound that's very pleasing. Titles include "Spaced", "Salute To The Vanishing Bald Eagle", "People's Park", "Walking Green Algae Blues", and "Another Part Of Time". Gandharva is a cool mixture of rock and electronics – a perfect example of the Beaver & Krause team at their best! The ensemble on this one is bigger than usual, and the players includes jazz musicians like Mike Bloomfield, Gerry Mulligan, and Howard Roberts – but Beaver & Krause still play a lot of moog, though, and the songs are pretty groovy – although a little short. Side 2 was recorded at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco. Titles include "Soft/White", "Walkin By The River", "Walkin", "Nine Moons In Alaska", "Bright Shadows", and "Short Film For David". All Good Men is a higher concept album than usual for the team of Beaver & Krause – a record that still features plenty of cool moog and electronics by the pair, but which also has them teamed up with arranger Jimmie Haskell in a set of tunes that mixes older themes with original numbers! A fair bit of tracks here have vocals – either by Krause, or by female vocalists Cris Williamson, Adrienne Anderson, or Elisabeth Wilson – plus the "celestial choir" on a few tracks. There's a hearkening back here that's a bit confused at some moments – mixing Scott Joplin with the then-common apology to Native American mode – but things sound best on the original numbers, which have picked up a groove a bit more than before, and even have some nice warmer tones we really like. Titles include the spacey spinner "Between The Sun & The Rain", plus "Loves Of Col Evol", "Sweet Williams", "Bluebird Canyon Stomp", "Looking Back Now", "Child Of Morning Sun", and "All Good Men". CD

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Elmer Bernstein/Shorty Rogers & His GiantsMan With The Golden Arm – Original Soundtrack (Japanese pressing) ... CD
MCA (Japan), 1955. Used ... $9.99
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". CD
(1992 Japanese pressing. Cover image differs slightly.)

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Charlie ByrdBrazilville ... LP
Concord, 1982. Near Mint- ... $9.99
A record that adds in some sweet alto sax, courtesy of Bud Shank – played with all the great bossa tones that Bud brought to older work with guitarists like Laurindo Almeida and Joe Pass! The album's got a relatively spare setting – Shank on alto, Byrd on guitar, Joe Byrd on bass, and Charles Redd on drums – and titles include "Zingaro", "Speak Low", "Brazilville", "What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life", and "Saquarema". LP, Vinyl record album

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Joao DonatoO Prestigio De Joao Donato ... LP
Polygram (Brazil), 1964/1975. Near Mint- ... $28.99
A nice split collection that brings together work from two different sides of the career of Brazilian keyboardist Joao Donato – half tracks from his early bossa years in the 60s, and half tracks from his funkier electric stretch in the 70s! The set is most important for bringing back lost tracks from Donato's 1975 album Lugar Comum – always a tough one to find – especially the tracks "Xango E De Bae", "Bananeira", "Lugar Comum", and "Emorio". Also features earlier material like "Sausalito", with Bud Shank guesting, plus "Jodel", "Sambou...Sambou", "Tim Dom Dom", "So Se For Agora", and "Naquela Base". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small import sticker in one corner, but is nice overall.)

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Maynard FergusonMaynard Ferguson's Hollywood Party ... LP
EmArcy, Early 50s. Near Mint- ... $7.99
A great early demonstration of the bold talents as a leader from trumpeter Maynard Ferguson – heard here in a loose, open-ended performance that's more of a jam session than anything else! The style's almost similar to the Clifford Brown jam dates for Emarcy from the same time – two long tracks that are driven by well-crafted rhythms – and which really soar with open solo work from Ferguson on trumpet, Bud Shank on alto, Bob Cooper on tenor, and Bob Gordon on baritone. The work is nicely boppish and a fair bit more open than most of the players were getting at the time – and Maynard himself is often back a far bit to let everyone get in some good solo space! Each track lasts a side – and titles include "Night Letter" and "Somebody Loves Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono Japanese Polygram pressing – EXPR-1005. Cover has light wear.)

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Quincy JonesBanning ... CD
La La Land, 1967. Used ... $19.99
A really rare soundtrack from Quincy Jones – right up there with his jazziest gems of the 60s, but never issued on record at the time! The music is for an obscure film with Robert Wagner in the lead, and the sounds are a hip blend of the earlier jazz modes of Quincy, with some of the fuller charts that really showed an ever-evolving sense of tone and color! Jones manages to be both sophisticated and organic at the same time – mixing light strings with more down to earth jazz instrumentation – handled by an array of players that includes Dave Grusin and Don Randi on keyboards, Mike Barone on trombone, Jack Nimitz and Bud Shank on reeds, and Herb Ellis on guitar. There's a few nice moments of wordless vocals, and Gil Bernal sings the "Eyes Of Love" leadoff song – next to other cuts that include "Relay Chase", "Mad Pad/A Lack Of Lass", "Poker/Take Tea & Me", "Dental Fleece", "Don't Make Waves", "Fixation", "I Want You", "Trying Tie", and "Sudden Death". CD
(Limited edition – still sealed!)

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Stan KentonStan Kenton Presents ... LP
Capitol, 1950. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Excellent early Stan Kenton – and a perfect album to pick if you're looking for a great example of the way he blended modernist jazz with more traditional swing based forms. The album's a showcase of rich shimmering colors, played by Kenton and the orchestra to perfection, and highlighting some of the current group's strongest talent – with a lineup that includes Shorty Rogers and Maynard Ferguson on trumpets, Art Pepper and Bud Shank on alto sax, Bob Cooper on tenor, and Shelly Manne on drums. Titles include "Halls of Brass", "Art Pepper", "Shelly Manne", "House Of Strings", and "June Christy", an incredible number that has June singing some excellent wordless vocals! LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 80s mono Japanese pressing. Cover has light wear and aging.)

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LA 4LA Four Scores! ... LP
Concord, 1978. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
With Laurindo Almeida on guitar, Ray Brown on bass, Bud Shank on alto, and Shelly Manne on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has light aging.)

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Phillip LambroMurph The Surf – Original Soundtrack ... CD
Motown/Perseverance, 1975. Used ... $5.99
An overlooked crime soundtrack of the 70s – one penned by horror composer Phillip Lambro, and featuring a wealth of jazzy work! The style here is a bit darker and more complicated than the usual cop/crime work of the period – but in a way that really makes the record great, and helps it get past some of the cliches of the time! There's a depth here that rivals Lalo Schifrin at his best – and which is carried off perfectly by a host of great musicians that includes Emil Richards, Bud Shank, and Buddy Collette. Funky touches slide into more sophisticated colorings – always shifting the mood nicely, and making for a record that almost has a visual sort of quality overall! Title sinclude "Boat Chase", "Main Theme", "Over The Side", "Murph The Surf", and "End Theme". CD

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Howard LudcraftShowcase For Modern Jazz ... LP
Decca, 1957. Very Good ... $4.99
You might not know the leader Howard Ludcraft, but the set's a tight bit of west coast jazz – filled with excellent work from an all-star lineup that includes Art Pepper on alto, Bob Cooper on tenor, Bud Shank on alto and flute, Buddy Collette on baritone, Claude Williamson on piano, Charlie Mariano on tenor and alto, Stu Williamson on trumpet, Conte Candoli on trumpet, Frank Rosolino on trombone, Pete Jolly on piano, Leroy Vinnegar on bass, ans Shelly Manne and Stan Levy on drums! LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has a peeled spot from price sticker removal, and is stained along the opening, with some flaking in back.)

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Shelly ManneDaktari – Original TV Soundtrack ... LP
Atlantic, 1968. Near Mint- ... $16.99
Great stuff – a groovy batch of short tunes from the TV show of the same name, performed by a larger ensemble that includes Frank Strozier, Bud Shank, Bob Bain, Victor Feldman, and Emil Richards. The tracks have a bit of a jungle/exotic groove to them – in keeping with the African setting of the show – and titles include "Elephantime", "Daktari", 'Out On A Limb", "Africa", "Galloping Girraffes, and "Rhino Trot". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono red and purple label pressing. Cover has a small cutout hole and a peeled spot and some remnants from sticker removal in back.)

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Skip MartinMusic From Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer ... CD
RCA (Spain), 1959. Used ... $9.99
Wonderful TV soundtrack work from Skip Martin – who's really giving Henry Mancini a run for his money in the crime jazz department! Martin's score for the Mike Hammer show here is totally great – penned with a range of styles that run from swinging to sentimental – all handled by a top-shelf crew of west coast jazz players that includes Ted Nash on flute and alto, Richie Kamuca on tenor, Frank Rosolino on trombone, Bud Shank on alto, Don Fagerquist and Pete Candoli on trumpet, and Pete Jolly on piano. Titles include "Bad Guys", "Coffee House", "Like Mike", "Summer Mood", "Corn Pone Woman", and "Riff Blues". CD
(1996 pressing.)

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Gerry MulliganAge Of Steam ... LP
A&M, 1971. Very Good ... $2.99 6.99
A rare larger group session that Gerry recorded in the early 70s for A&M – done in a style that's smoothly soaring, and a wonderful 70s extrapolation of his talents on baritone sax. Players include Bud Shank, Harry Edison, Roger Kellaway, Howard Roberts, and Emil Richards – and titles include "One To Ten In Ohio", "Maytag", "Golden Notebooks", "Country Beaver", "Grand Tour", and "Over The Hill & Out To The Woods". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a cutout hole, some ring and edge wear, and bent corners.)

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Gerry MulliganJazz Combo From I Want To Live! ... LP
United Artists, 1958. Near Mint- ... $11.99
This is the small combo recording of tracks from the legendary jazz score to I Want To Live! Although not featured that prominently in the film, the band of Gerry Mulligan, Art Farmer, Bud Shank, and others were a pretty tight little group – even though it was strange to see this west coast whitebread group playing in scenes of jazz/crime/evil. The record's a nice one, though, and features some of the livelier playing you'll hear from the players. Tracks are long, and titles include "Black Nightgown", "Night Watch", and the raging "Theme From I Want To Live". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mid 70s Japanese UA pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Anita O'DayWaiter, Make Mine Blues ... LP
Verve, 1961. Very Good+ ... $38.99 44.99
A real lost treasure from Anita O'Day – an obscure set cut for Verve in the early 60s, and a record that really shines with some sweet jazzy arrangements by Russ Garcia! Garcia's a genius in a session like this – coming up with backings that have just the right blend of swing and playfulness for Anita's voice, and letting in some great solo work from west coast players that include Barney Kessel and Bud Shank – the latter of whom turns in some great flute solos that really color in the best tunes on the set. Titles include "That Old Feeling", "Yesterdays", "Waiter Make Mine Blues", "Mad About The Boy", "Stella By Starlight", "Detour Ahead", and "Whatever Happens To You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono Verve Records Inc pressing with deep groove! Cover has light surface wear & aging, top seam split with old tape remant, vintage store sticker. Includes Verve inner sleeve.)

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Art PepperArtistry Of Pepper ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1957. Near Mint- ... $28.99
Classic Art Pepper material, recorded in one of his comeback periods, and featuring the famous Richard Claxton photo of Art Holding his horn next to a tree. There's several different lineups featured, with a coupl of quintet and quartet sides, and a few with larger horn section, and the sidemen are the cream of the West coast jazz crop, including Bud Shank, Chet Baker, Curtis Counce, Leroy Vinnegar, Mel Lewis, Stan Levey and Lawrence Marable. 9 numbers in all, with rousing takes on standards like "What Is This Thing Called Love" and "A Foggy Day" and Pepper originals "Diana Flow", "Zenobia", and "Old Croix". LP, Vinyl record album
(Late 70s Japanese King pressing – K23P-6710(M).)

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✨✧ Jean Luc PontyElectric Connection ... LP
World Pacific, Mid 60s. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $7.99
Very cool work from Jean Luc Ponty – a groovy album that's free of any of the overindulgence of his later years, and which sparkles with a cool bit of California soul! Gerald Wilson handles the arrangements – and players include George Duke, Wilbert Longmire, Bud Shank, and Anthony Ortega – swinging out in tight solos next to Jean Luc, while Wilson makes the backings groove in a spacious soul jazz kind of way! Titles include "Summit Soul", "Eighty One", "Forget", "The Loner", "The Name Of the Game", and "Waltz For Clara". LP, Vinyl record album
(Liberty/UA stereo pressing. Cover has some ringwear and an Audition Copy stamp inside the gatefold.)

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Pete Rugolo & His All StarsOut On A Limb ... LP
EmArcy, Mid 50s. Very Good ... $6.99 11.99
Lots of familiar names in Rugolo's All Stars – with Shelley Manne on drums, Russ Freeman on piano, Larry Bunker on vibes, Barney Kessel on guitar; plus Bud Shank, Maynard Ferguson and Pete Condoli. Most of the tracks on this record are Rugolo originals, with "Don't Play The Melody", "In A Modal Tone", "Early Duke", "Cha-Lito Linda", "Ballade For Drums", and "Repetitious Riff". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label drummer logo pressing with a deep groove. Vinyl has some small press flaw bumps. Cover has light wear and aging.)

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✨✧ Pete Rugolo & His OrchestraAdventure In Sound - Reeds In Hi Fi ... LP
Mercury, Late 50s. Near Mint- ... $7.99
One of Pete Rugolo's greatest albums – and some of his most groundbreaking work away from Stan Kenton! The album features Rugolo arranging for a tight group of west coast reed players – including Bud Shank, Dave Pell, and Bob Cooper – and the tracks are angular, complicated, and dosed with that right mixture of modernism and swing that made Kenton's best work from the early 50s so great. Titles include "Theme For Alto", "Igor Beaver", "Impressionism", "Our Waltz", "Polytonal Blues", and "Collaboration". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo pressing with deep groove in the Hi-FI Stereo banner cover.)

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SandalsEndless Summer – Original Soundtrack ... LP
World Pacific, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
A groovy soundtrack to this hip surf film directed by Bruce Brown – filled with great little instrumentals that go way past the obvious! Brown had previously used jazz players for some of his films – including Bud Shank, who cut some great stuff for earlier soundtracks – but this set's got him working with The Sandals, a younger guitar-driven group with a cool style of scoring – partly surf instrumentals, but partly mod and groovy too! The Sandals move way past the stock surf riffs of chart surf groups – and they really do a great job with the changing moods and scenes of the film – fitting the many scenes of surfing on the screen. Titles include "Jet Black", "TR 6", "Scrambler", "6 Pak", "Driftin", "Good Greeves", and "Decoy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing, including WP inner sleeve. Cover has a tiny split on top, but looks great overall!)

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Leith StevensJazz Themes From The Wild One ... LP
Decca, 1955. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
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
(Mid 80s Spanish pressing.)

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Mel TormeLulu's Back In Town (aka Mel Torme & The Marty Paich Dek-Tette) ... CD
Bethlehem/Rhino, 1957. Used ... $4.99
An incredible album from Mel Torme – easily his best set ever, and a record that helped raise the bar for all other singers back in the 50s! A key part of the success of the set is the presence of Marty Paich as an arranger – as Marty swings the whole thing with a fluid groove that's really amazing, and which is a style that hadn't ever been done on record this well before. The group is filled with hip west coast players like Pete Candoli, Jack Montrose, Bob Cooper, and Bud Shank – all of whom really soar together, and elevate Mel's vocals from the older velvet fog mode, into a leaner, hipper style that's really tremendous! Titles include "The Blues", "The Lady Is A Tramp", "Lulu's Back In Town", "The Carioca", "Sing For Your Supper", and "Lullaby Of Birdland". CD
(1999 Avenue Jazz pressing. Tray card has a crease.)

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Mel TormeTorme Touch (aka Mel Torme & The Marty Paich Dek-Tette) ... LP
Bethlehem, Mid 50s. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
This is Mel Torme's best-ever album, and it's one that we'd recommend to anyone who likes jazz vocals at all – even if you can't usually stand Mel! The Velvet Fog is backed by a great 10-piece group, led by the great Marty Paich, and featuring excellent west coast players like Pete Candoli, Jack Montrose, Bob Cooper, and Bud Shank. The whole group wails tremendously, and they make Mel get a bit more swingin and a bit more jazzy than usual – especially on cuts like "Lulu's Back In Town", "The Carioca", "Sing For Your Supper", and "Lullaby Of Birdland". 70s pressing of the album Mel Torme & The Marty Paich Dek-Tette – with a different title and cover. LP, Vinyl record album
(Late 70s pressing – BCP 6042. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Lenita BrunoWork Of Love ... LP
Nucleus, 1967. Sealed ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A light and dreamy set of Brazilian vocal tracks – recorded in 1967, and featuring the voice of singer Lenita Bruno, a strong 60s talent with a style that's somewhat like Sylvia Telles. Arrangements on the set are by Clare Fischer – who plays piano, organ, and electric harpsichord in a small combo that also includes guitar by Laurindo Almeida, flute by Bud Shank, and percussion by Paulinho. Some tracks augment the ensemble with a string quartet – who give the material an appropriately sad tone, perfect for Lenita's blue-styled vocals. Includes a nicely grooving version of "Chove Chuva", plus the tracks "Wave", "Winter Moon", "Sing Sing More", "Dindi", "Stay My Love", and "Someone To Light Up My Life". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed original pressing!)

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✨✧ Barney KesselEasy Like – Barney Kessel Vol 1 ... LP
Contemporary, 1953/1956. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The first album in a brilliant run of work that Barney Kessel did for Contemporary Records in the 1950s – material that forever went onto shape the sound of jazz guitar, and which stands right up there with some of the best of his generation! In a way, the Kessel heard here is even fresher than in later years – as he's playing in a small group mode that breaks down new territory for his instrument – often with reeds from Bud Shank or Buddy Collette – in styles that have some of the slight spaciousness of the Chico Hamilton group, but a bit more straight swing overall. Other players include Arnold Ross or Claude Williamson on piano, Harry Babasin or Red Mitchell on bass, and Shelly Manne on drums – and the full length album compiles material from earlier 10" LP releases on Contemporary, plus a few more tracks – to make a full set of 12 songs that include "Easy Like", "Bernardo", "Vicky's Dream", "Salute To Charlie Christian", and "North Of The Border". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s OJC pressing.)

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✨✧ LA 4Watch What Happens ... LP
Concord, 1978. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Great work from this sublime 70s group – a unique lineup that features Laurindo Almeida on guitar, Ray Brown on bass, Jeff Hamilton on drums, and Bud Shank on alto sax and flute. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ LA 4Zaca ... LP
Concord, 1980. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the more obscure albums from this fantastic group – a really unique Cali quartet with Laurindo Almeida on guitar, Bud Shank on alto and flute, Ray Brown on bass, and Jeff Hamilton on percussion! Titles include the great Bud Shank original "Zaca" – plus "A Child Is Born", "O Barquinho", "Pavanne", and "Close Enough For Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light aging.)

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✨✧ Julie LondonAll Through The Night (with bonus track) ... CD
Liberty, 1965. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An oft-overlooked gem from Julie London – a dreamy album of Cole Porter tunes, and one that has her singing with small group backing, very much in the mode of some of her best early work for the Liberty label! The group on the album's the Bud Shank Quintet – with Shank on alto and flute, Joe Pass on guitar, Russ Freeman on piano, Monty Budwig on bass, and Colin Bailey on drums – a great little combo who give the work a light, lyrical feel, and a bit less of the sadness of other London albums. Freeman did the arrangements, and titles include "So In Love", "Get Out Of Town", "Easy To Love", "At Long Last Love", and "In The Still Of The Night". CD also features a version of "You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To" recorded a few years before. CD
(2007 pressing.)

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✨✧ Sergio Mendes & Brasil '88Sergio Mendes & Brasil '88 ... CD
BMG (Brazil), 1978. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The title says "88", but the album's from 1978 – and it's one of Sergio's great sets from the 70s that mixes older Brazilian roots with sweeter American soul! The sound is really wonderful – almost more LA than Rio, but still with plenty of Brazilian elements filtered into the mix – not just in the choice of tunes, which is great, but in the freer, looser jazz styles employed with the vocals. Sergio plays some especially wonderful keyboards on the album – further enforcing a sense of jazzy warmth – and vocals are mostly by the team of Carol Rogers and Marietta Waters, singing together in that twin-female approach that Mendes used often over the years, but also with Waters stepping out solo a bit too. Musicians include both American jazz talents like Bud Shank and Frank Rosolino – plus Brazilian artists who include Nana Vasconcelos and Nelson Angelo. Titles include a great version of "Waters of March (aka Agua De Marco)" – done at a fast clip, with English lyrics, and a very nice groove that makes the cut a real dancefloor groover – and other tracks include "Bridges", "Misturada", "That's Enough For Me", "One More Lie", "Life Goes On", and "Tiro Cruzado". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Sergio Mendes TrioSo Nice (Pickwick pressing) ... LP
Pickwick, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Sort of a repackaging of the Brasil '65 album on Capitol – done here in a pressing by Pickwick that features a very psychedelic cover! The record's a mixed bag of tracks that has some bossa piano trio stuff, plus some vocal cuts with Wanda De Sah, the alto and flute of Bud Shank, and the occasional guitar playing of Rosinha De Valenca. The album was recorded in LA by Capitol, and has a bright West Coast 60's feel that brings out the best of Sergio's style. Cuts include "Reza", "One Note Samba", "Berimbau", "So Nice", and "Consolacao". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear. Includes Pickwick inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ Gerry Mulligan/Red Norvo/Stan HasselgardWalking Shoes – Capitol Jazz Classics Vol 4 ... LP
Capitol, Late 40s/Early 50s. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Early 70s Capitol collection – includes a 50s cooker from Gerry Mulligan – working here with a real birth of the cool-styled group that includes Chet Baker and Pete Candoli on trumpets, Bud Shank on alto, John Graas on French horn, Bob Enevoldsen on trombone, and Chico Hamilton on drums – a really wonderful group that has a swing that's might lighter than you might guess from its size! The set is nicely arranged throughout – an early example of Gerry's powers in this respect – with plenty of thought in each tune, yet never so much so that the proceedings get too academic. Titles include "Rocker", "Walking Shoes", "Simbah", "Ontet", "Westwood Walk", "A Ballad", "Taking A Chance On Love", and "Flash". Also includes late 40s EPs by Stan Hasselgard & His All Star Six, and the Red Norvo Septet! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole, light wear, and aging.)

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✨✧ Chet BakerChet Baker & Strings (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia, Mid 50s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Chet's only session for Columbia, arranged in conjunction with the Pacific Jazz label – which seems strange for some reason, because Baker hardly needed to move to a big label, given his success on the LA indie scene. Still, Richard Bock and the Pacific Jazz crew are firmly in place here – and despite the presence of added strings, players like Zoot Sims, Russ Freeman, and Bud Shank keep a nice west coast groove that fits well with Baker's breathy trumpet. Titles include "Love", "The Wind", "A Little Duet", and "Trickleydidlier". CD
(Remastered edition with 3 bonus tracks.)

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✨✧ Johnny Mandel/Gerry MulliganI Want To Live! – Deluxe Edition ... CD
Ryko/MGM, 1958. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of the greatest jazz soundtracks of all time! Johnny Mandel composed the memorable score for this late 50's film starring Susan Hayward, and the music is played by Mandel's orchestra and a smaller group led by Gerry Mulligan, which includes Art Farmer, Shelly Manne, and Bud Shank. The music was originally issued on 2 different albums – but the CD brings together both LPs worth of tracks, for a whopping 22 selections, wrapped in an overstuffed package brimming with notes and photos, and pressed on an "expanded CD" that also has Quick Time archival material! The whole thing's a jazz soundtrack lover's delight – and tracks include "Poker Game", "Stakeout", "Black Nightgown", "Death Scene", "The Last Mile", and "Gas Chamber Unveiling". CD
(Out of print. Green Ryko case has some sticker remnant spots.)

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✨✧ Sergio MendesBrasil '65 – Introducing The Voice Of Wanda De Sah ... CD
Capitol (Japan), 1965. Used ... Out Of Stock
That's Brasil 65, not Brasil 66 – a distinction that marks a key early stage for the great Sergio Mendes – heard here on one of his first albums to mix together bossa jazz and vocals! The approach here is a bit more like vintage bossa dates from Brazil – or a bit like some of the Verve bossa records too – as Sergio's core trio is at the heart of every tune, playing with a great jazzy approach – then augmented in different ways by alto and flute from Bud Shank, guitar from Rosinha De Valenca, and vocals from the lovely Wanda De Sah! Production is perfect – really in a classic Elenco Records mode – and titles include "Let Me", "Consolacao", "Tristeza Em Mim", "Muito A Vontade", "Reza", "Berimbau", and "Aquarius". CD
(2018 Japanese pressing.)

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✨✧ Gerry MulliganGerry Mulligan Tentet & Quartet ... CD
GNP/Crescendo, 1953. Used ... Out Of Stock
Includes 14 tracks and features Chet Baker and Pete Candoli on trumptet, Bud Shank on alto, Chico Hamilton on drums, and others. CD

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✨✧ LA 4Pavane Pour Une Infante Defunte ... CD
East Wind/Universal (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A beautiful group, and one with a very unique sound – a style that draws from the early 50s experiments in Brazilian jazz by Bud Shank and Laurindo Almeida – but which also moves the approach into even more sophisticated 70s territory! The quartet features Almeida on acoustic guitar and Bud Shank on some wonderful reeds – plus bass from Ray Brown and drums from Shelly Manne, but players who are open to all the new ideas of Bud and Laurindo, but who can also throw in a stronger groove when needed. The album's a wonderful experiment in really pushing the envelope of jazz expression further – but never in any sort of outside ways – and titles include a reading of Ravel's "Pavane Pour Une Infante Defunte", plus "C'Est What", "Corcovado", "Autumn Leaves", "Samba De Orfeu", and "Reveil". CD

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✨✧ Gabe BaltazarStan Kenton Presents Gabe Baltazar ... LP
Creative World, 1979. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
Notable personnel include Bud Shank on reeds, Conte Condoli on trumpet, and Pete Jolly on piano LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Michael FranksBurchfield Nines ... LP
Warner, 1978. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Great songs, great vocals, great instrumentation, and another late 70s classic from Michael Franks – one of the few mainstream masters of understatement in his generation! As on all his best albums, the style here is a subtle blend of jazz and pop with a bit of a Brazilian inspiration – kind of a more mainstream take on styles that Bob Dorough and Blossom Dearie had first put forth, with all the sort of hip songwriting that sort of reference might imply. Deodato's at the helm of the arrangements here – keeping things lean and clean, and using key contributions from players like Leon Pendarvis, John Tropea, Steve Gadd, and Bud Shank to flesh out the jazzier side of Franks' sound. Titles include "Wrestle A Live Nude Girl", "In Search Of The Perfect Shampoo", "Vivaldi's Song", "Dear Little Nightingale", "When The Cookie Jar Is Empty", "A Robinsong", and "Meet Me In The Deerpark". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, a name in pen on both sides, and some price sticker remnants. Labels have some pen.)

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✨✧ Toni HarperLady Lonely ... LP
RCA, 1959. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Wonderful work from Toni Harper – a singer who was really years ahead of her time, given her sense of style and sophistication! Harper's working here with Marty Paich – and the tunes are a beautiful batch of late nite numbers that carry all the blue tones you might expect from the title and the cover. Toni's vocals are a bit gentle, but never sleepy – a great exercise in understatement, and delivered with a subtle flair next to Paich's arrangements. Added strings are used alongside jazz instrumentation from players who include Jack Sheldon and Conte Candoli on trumpet, Art Pepper and Bud Shank on alto sax, Bill Perkins on tenor, and Stu Williamson and Bob Enevoldsen on trombone – and titles include "Blue It Grows", "I Love The Blues", "Busy Blues", "Lady Lonely", "In The Dark Of Night", "My Heart Is A Lonely Hunter", and "River Weep". LP, Vinyl record album
(Living Stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear and aging, a Stereo sticker in back, and is lightly bent at the top right corner.)

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