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Bill Evans & Shelly ManneEmpathy/Simple Matter Of Conviction ... CD
Verve, 1962/1966. Used ... $4.99
A pair of great Bill Evans albums for Verve – both a very good fit together! The cover of Empathy co-credits Bill Evans and Shelly Manne as the leader of the set – and that distinction's an important one – as the record has a slightly different feel than some of Bill's other 60s work for Verve! The sound is often a bit stronger, somewhat bolder – and although Manne's not a monster on the drums, he does have a way of directing the tunes that's a bit different than some of Evans' other piano-led albums. Bass is by Monty Budwig, who's nicely sensitive to the talents of both players – and there's almost an equally-weighted melodic feel to all three elements of the trio – which really rounds out the record nicely. Titles include "The Washington Twist", "Danny Boy", "Let's Go Back To The Waltz", "With A Song In My Heart", "Goodbye", and "I Believe In You". Simple Matter Of Conviction is a move into a more sophisticated vein than his earlier recordings! The album has him working with bassist Eddie Gomez, a hugely talented bassist that would be one of Bill's best partners during this period, and a player who added a nice dose of soul to the proceedings. The drummer is Shelly Manne, who's pretty nice, too – and really shows off some of his more sophisticated shadings here in the presence of Evans and Gomez – similar to his work on the great Empathy album. Tracks are shortish, but filled with imagination – and titles include "Unless It's You", "These Things Called Changes", "Stella By Starlight", and "A Simple Matter Of Conviction". CD

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Shelly ManneBoss Sounds! ... LP
Atlantic, 1966. Very Good Gatefold ... $4.99
One of Shelly Manne's best records of the 60s – largely because the group's so great! Altoist Frank Strozier was playing with Shelly at the time, and his rich talents on the alto make the record almost worth seeking out for him alone – because here, Strozier's opening up his sound a lot more than in the early days – and going for strange phrasings, sharp edges, and other unusual twists that really add a lot more spice to the set than you might expect! The rest of the group features Conte Candoli, Russ Freeman, and Monty Budwig – and in a way, the record takes off from the energy of Shelly's classic Blackhawk sessions, but with even a bit more tightly dynamic sound. Titles include "Frank's Tune", "You Name It", "Margie", and "Idle One". LP, Vinyl record album
(Green & blue label stereo pressing. Cover has a cutout notch and a spot of adhesive residue.)

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Shelly Manne & His MenJazz Gunn ... LP
Atlantic, 1967. Sealed ... $11.99
Shelly Manne scored big with a jazz version of the Peter Gunn soundtrack in the 50s – and he does it again in this 60s version of Henry Mancini's music for the full-length Gunn movie! The style here is a bit more far-reaching and looser than before – showing not just Manne's development as an artist, but also his ear for some of the best styles of the younger generation – as evidenced by his inclusion of Frank Strozier on alto and flute, and Mike Wofford on piano – alongside more familiar faces Monte Budwig on bass and Conte Candoli on trumpet. There's a crisp jazzy edge to the whole thing – and titles include "Sweet", "A Bluish Bag", "Night Owl", and "A Quiet Happening". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed 60s mono pressing! Shrinkwrap has a smal hole. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Shelly Manne & Jack MarshallSounds Unheard Of! ... LP
Contemporary, 1962. Very Good Gatefold ... $24.99
A very cool album that has Shelly Manne and Jack Marshall going nuts on a bunch of percussion, drums, and other odd instruments! Marshall mostly plays spare acoustic guitar, with some very nutty changes – and Manne proves that he's a very adept percussionist way past his usual west coast drumming style. Not the first album the pair cut together, but maybe the best, and with lots of nice cuts like "Poinciana", "By Myself", "Temptation", and "Night & Day". LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy black label stereo pressing with deep groove.)

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✨✧ Shelly Manne/Marshall ThompsonDaktari – House Of Lions ... LP
Leo, 1968. Near Mint- ... $11.99
An unusual record – one that features most of a full episode of the show, with music by Shelly Manne, and narration and sound effects too! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Three (Joe Sample, Ray Brown, Shelly Manne)Three ... LP
Inner City, 1976. Very Good+ ... $3.99
Quite possibly one of the most successful Japanese piano trio recordings of the 70s – a super-session performed by a group that includes Joe Sample on acoustic piano, Ray Brown on bass, and Shelly Manne on drums! Given that Sample's best known during the era for his electric keys with the Crusaders (and on countless studio sessions), it's a real treat to hear him tickle the ivories in an acoustic way – and a genuine surprise to hear how strong his work is in such a format. Joe manages to swing the tunes with plenty of creative improvisation, but also keeps a strong focus on the groove too – making for an album that's got some of the rhythmic flourishes of the best work of the Oscar Peterson trio in later years, but with some of the added freedoms of the Japanese scene. Titles include "On Green Dolphin Street", "Round Midnight", "Funky Blues", "Manha Do Carnaval", "Yearnin", and "Satin Doll". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has light wear and a residue spot from an old sticker.)

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✨✧ Shelly ManneInterpretations Of Bach & Mozart ... CD
Trend, 1980. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Shelly Manne on drums, Mike Wofford on piano, Gary Foster on flute & sax & Chuck Domanico on bass. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Shelly ManneMy Fair Lady (Contemporary) ... CD
Contemporary/OJC, 1956. Used ... Out Of Stock
A key early entry in the "jazz meets Broadway" genre – and a record that was so successful, it went onto inspire countless imitations! Shelly Manne's working here in a lightly playful trio setting – alongside Andre Previn on piano and Leroy Vinnegar on bass, in a reading of tunes originally composed for the musical My Fair Lady. Given Manne's talent for unusual rhythms and melodic percussion, the session's got a bit of a whimsical edge that takes it way past the core compositions that most listeners already knew – into a realm that allows for much great improvisation and play with the melodies. Previn's nicely restrained on the keys, and Vinnegar adds in a good sense of bottom to the set – and titles include "Get Me To The Church On Time", "I Could Have Dance All Night", "Ascot Gavotte", "Show Me", and "With A Little Bit Of Luck". CD
(Out of print. Spine has a small sticker.)

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✨✧ Shelly MannePeter Gunn ... LP
Contemporary, 1959. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
A wonderful version of the famous Henry Mancini score – arguably better than the original soundtrack for the TV show! Shelly Manne leads a small group of west coasters that includes Victor Feldman on vibes, Conte Candoli on trumpet, and Russ Freeman on piano – plus Herb Geller on alto, whose edgey tone carves out some of the best solos on the set – a great compliment for the cool arrangements of the tunes provided by Manne. Titles include "Floater", "Peter Gunn", "Slow & Easy", "Fallout", "A Profound Gass", and "Dreamsville". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has an index sticker on the spine, some aging, and a trace of a price sticker.)

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✨✧ Shelly ManneShelly Manne & His Men Vol 1 – The West Coast Sound (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Contemporary (Japan), Early 50s. Used ... Out Of Stock
A pretty darn great record – the first full length LP cut by Shelly, issued by Contemporary in the mid 50s, and pulling together side from sessions in 1953, some of which were issued previously, others of which appear for the first time here. The tracks are short and playful – very much in the "west coast sound" noted in the title, with Shelly playing the kit in a creative and lyrical way, joined by horn work by players that include Joe Maini, Bill Holman, Jimmy Giuffre, Bob Enevoldsen, Art Pepper, and Bob Cooper. Titles include "Gazelle", "Sweets", "Mallets", "Fugue", "Grasshopper", and "Afrodesia". CD
(Out of print. Includes obi.)

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✨✧ Bill EvansBill Evans Trio At Shelly's Manne-Hole ... LP
Riverside/OJC, 1963. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A great west coast live date from Bill Evans – one that showed that his magic on the keys was equally at home in LA as it was in New York! The session's especially noteworthy for the presence of drummer Larry Bunker – a great player who worked on countless recordings, both jazz and non-jazz, but who hits a new level here with the Evans Trio – one that almost matches that of Paul Motian for his sensitivity and lyrical interplay with Evans' piano and the bass of Chuck Israels! Titles include "Blues In F", "Our Love Is Here To Stay", "The Boy Next Door", "Swedish Pastry", and "Round Midnight". LP, Vinyl record album
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Claire AustinClaire Austin Sings When Your Lover Has Gone ... LP
Contemporary, 1956. Near Mint- ... $19.99
Claire's the wife of drummer Chuck Austin, and as far as we know, this classic set of west coast vocal jazz is the only album she ever cut. The set features spare backing by a quintet – with Barney Kessel, Stan Wrightsman, Shelly Manne, Morty Corb, and Bob Scobey – and the overall feeling is nice and moody. Titles include "I'm Thru With Love", "Can't We Talk It Over", "The House Is Haunted", and "Someone To Watch Over Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Vintage UK pressing, on Vogue, in flipback cover.)

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Chet BakerMy Funny Valentine ... CD
Pacific Jazz, Mid 50s. Used ... $2.99
Collects 14 tracks recorded with Russ Freeman, Bud Shank, Pete Jolly, Shelly Manne, Red Mitchell, and others including "Someone To Watch Over Me", "This Is Always", "Let's Get Lost", "Moon Love", "Sweet Lorraine", and "I Fall In Love Too Easily". CD

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✨✧ Benny CarterSwingin' The 20s (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Contemporary (Japan), 1958. Used ... $12.99
Benny Carter swings material from the 20s – but the results are a lot better than you might expect! We'll be honest in saying that the cover and theme of this one always made us figure the record was some sort of "old timey" affair – but Benny's surprisingly cool on the record, and is working in a small group mode that may well be even more deftly compelling than his earlier combo sides for Verve! The group here is only a quartet – with Benny on alto and trumpet, Earl Hines on piano, Leroy Vinnegar on bass, and Shelly Manne on drums – and it's possibly the modern rhythm section that gives the record a nicely soulful groove, and lets the tunes come off as more than just rehashed classics. Carter's tone on the alto is great – and very nicely recorded, with that edge that was showing up strongly in these later years – and titles include "Laugh Clown Laugh", "Thou Swell", "Who's Sorry Now", "A Monday Date", "Someone To Watch Over Me", "In A Little Spanish Town", and "Mary Lou". CD features 3 bonus tracks! CD
(Out of print, 1999 pressing with 20bit mastering. Includes obi)

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Maynard FergusonMaynard Ferguson Octet ... LP
EmArcy, 1955. Very Good- ... $5.99
Maynard Ferguson's blowing full steam ahead here – working with an octet that's heavy on horn parts, but in a richly creative way! Ferguson nicely shows off some of his best influences from the 50s large group scene in LA – and gets some key help on the record from Bill Holman, who wrote almost all the tracks on the date, and no doubt arranged most of the material too. Holman's horn isn't heard on the set, but other players are equally great – and include Bob Gordon on baritone, Georgie Auld on tenor, Herb Geller on alto, Milt Bernhart on trombone, and Conte Candoli on trumpet – supported by a rhythm section that features Ian Bernhard on piano, Red Callender on bass, and Shelly Manne on drums. As usual for the Emarcy years, Maynard plays a host of instruments – trumpet, bass trumpet, and valve trombone – and titles include "20 Rue De Madrid", "Super G", "Yeah", "What Was Her Name", "My New Flame", and "Inter-Space". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label drummer logo pressing with deep groove. Cover has split seams, heavy discoloration from age, a small piece of black tape on the bottom seam, and aname in marker on back.)

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Stan GetzBest Of The West Coast Sessions ... CD
Verve, Mid 50s. Used ... $2.99
Stan Getz on tenor saxophone with Leroy Vinnegar on bass, Lou Levy on piano, Conte Candoli on trumpet & Shelly Manne & Stan Levey on drums. CD
(Out of print.)

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Jackie & RoyJackie & Roy (plus Sing Baby Sing) (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Storyville/Muzak (Japan), 1955. New Copy 2CD ... $24.99
Two rare Storyville albums from the tremendous vocal team of Jackie & Roy – back to back in a single set! First up is the self titled Jackie & Roy – one of the first albums ever from the team of Jackie Caine and Roy Kral – and one of the best, too! The album's got a relaxed, open-ended approach to jazz vocals that already carries all the hallmarks of the Jackie & Roy style – wordless scatting on some tunes, playful lyrical interplay on others, and a focus on Jackie's ballad talents on some of the gentler numbers – all wrapped up in small combo backing that's sensitive, creative, and modern – yet never in a way that overwhelms the vocals. It's hard to match the poise, class, and cleverness of this one – and the album easily set a new standard for vocal jazz in the 50s! Titles include a few great early tunes by Tommy Wolf – the songwriter who would become so important for the pair – and backing is by Roy on piano, Barney Kessel on guitar, Red Mitchell on bass, and Shelly Manne on drums. Titles include "Let's Take A Walk Around The Block", "You Smell So Good", "Listen Little Girl", "Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most", "Bill's Bit", "Dahuud", "I Wish I Were In Love Again", and "Lover". Sing Baby Sing is sublime work from the duo of Jackie & Roy – a guy/gal vocal team, but one with a sound that's unlike anyone else we can think of! Both Jackie Cain and Roy Kral sing – and Roy also plays a mean piano, and writes a fair bit of the tunes too – really lively numbers that show off the bop-styled techniques they developed while working with Charlie Ventura – but with hipper, groovier lyrics – of the sort that are a key precursor to folks like Bob Dorough or Dave Frishberg! Instrumentation on the set is great, too – a small combo with guitar from either Joe Rumero or Barry Galbraith – served up in a really great mix of tunes that includes "Season In The Sun", "Slowly", "Cheerful Little Earful", "Why Not Admit It", "You Are The One", and "Hook Line And Snare". CD

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Jackie & RoyJackie & Roy In The Spotlight ... LP
ABC, Mid 50s. Very Good ... $1.99
Jackie & Roy at the height of their ABC powers – really stepping out strongly here with a bold jazz vocal approach that nobody else can touch! Both Roy Kral and Jackie Cain get a few moments of their own in the spotlight, especially Jackie, who steps out on a number of the tracks – but as usual, the duo's at their best when singing together – which they do beautifully here, trading lyrical lines with tremendous charm! Most instrumentation is small combo – with Roy on piano, Monty Budwig on bass, and Shelly Manne on drums – and titles include "From This Moment On", "Kiss & Run", "Cake Walk", "Have You Met Miss Jones", "Who Cares", and "How Are You Fixed For Love". LP, Vinyl record album

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Hank Jones TrioLive In Japan ... CD
Trio/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... $22.99
Pianist Hank Jones always got some of his best 70s treatment working overseas – and that's definitely the case here, as Hank stretches out beautifully in a live trio date that was originally intended just for the Japanese market! The sound is sublime – really respectful of all that careful balance of swing and lyricism that Jones brings to the piano at his best – given understated accompaniment from George Duvivier on bass and Shelly Manne on drums – both musicians who always seem to let Hank show the way, but definitely know where to follow. Tracks include "Blue Lou", "Cotton Tail", "The Man I Love", "Crazy Rhythm", "I Only Have Eyes For You", "Basically The Blues", "Polka Dots & Moonbeams", "Yardbird Suite", and "On Green Dolphin Street". CD
(Part of the Jazz Legends In Japan series!)

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Stan KentonStan Kenton Story (4CD set) ... CD
Proper (UK), 1940s. Used 4 CDs ... $4.99
Features radio transcription sessions plus some early 40's studio material. Players include Kai Winding, Pete Rugolo, Shelly Manne, June Christy, and Anita O'Day. CD
(NOTE: this copy is missing the outer box. It includes all 4 CD's and the large booklet, which has some wear.)

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Barney KesselPoll Winners ... CD
Contemporary/OJC, 1957. Used ... $4.99
A simple but elegant set from the west coast scene of the 50s – one that features the trio of "poll winners" Barney Kessel on guitar, Ray Brown on bass, and Shelly Manne on drums – all coming together in tight formation for the set! There's a well-crafted mood to the record that's way more than just "stars in the studio jamming" – and tunes are focused nicely, and often dominated by Kessel's solo work, which is clearly the strongest draw to the record. Titles include the original "Minor Mood", plus west coast readings of jazz standards like "Green Dolphin Street", "Jordu", "Mean To Me", and "You Go To My Head". CD

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LA 4Pavane Pour Une Infante Defunte ... CD
East Wind/Universal (Japan), 1977. Used ... $14.99
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
(Part of the East Wind Masters Collection 1000! Includes obi.)

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Henry ManciniParty ... LP
RCA, 1968. Near Mint- ... $14.99
A great Mancini score for one of the goofiest films of the 60s! Peter Sellers stars as the sitar-playing Indian actor Hrundi Bakshi – next to the lovely Claudine Longet, who makes one of her few film appearances – and the whole thing's set to one of the greatest scores ever by Henry Mancini! The tunes are very groovy – with a few chorus vocal numbers, and some other wonderful tracks that mix together bits of sitar, guitar, and horn blasts – creating a very lively instrumental groove. Plus, the music is played by a tight group of LA jazzmen – with Plas Johnson on tenor, Jack Sheldon on trumpet, Jimmy Rowles on piano, and Shelly Manne on drums – all musicians who really make things cook! Titles include instrumental and chorus versions of "Nothing To Lose", plus "Chicken Little Was Right", "Birdie Num Num", "Party Poop", "Wiggy", and "Brunette In Yellow". Swingin! LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ Andre Previn & Russ FreemanDouble Play! ... CD
Contemporary/OJC, 1957. Used ... $7.99
A goofy title and cover – but a really unique session of two-piano jazz, recorded with Russ Freeman and Andre Previn on the keys, plus only the drums of Shelly Manne to provide additional support! The sound is really great – and Previn's especially wonderful here, really stretching out to meet the harder style of Freeman. Both players also seem really inspired by Manne's drum work – and in a way, it almost feels like Shelly's directing the piano from the drum kit, especially on the more uptempo numbers. The notes do a very detailed job of breaking down the piano work, so that you can figure out who's soloing when – and titles include "Who's On First", "In The Cellar Blues", "Called On Account Of Rain", "Fungo", "Safe At Home", and "Double Play". Baseball, anyone? CD
(Booklet has a light crease.)

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Shorty RogersSwinging Mr Rogers ... CD
Atlantic/Collectables, 1955. Used ... $4.99
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". CD

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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 ... $14.99
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 very small center splits in the seams and spine, with light wear and a small stain on back, looks nice otherwise.)

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Bill SmithFolk Jazz ... LP
Contemporary, 1959. Near Mint- ... $24.99
One of the few sides ever cut as a leader by west coast clarinetist Bill Smith – and a pretty groovy session that has the group performing jazz versions of folk tunes, a gimmick that was used briefly around the same time by players that included Harold Land and Benny Bailey. The quartet includes Jim Hall on guitar, who really makes the tracks sparkle – grooving in an open way that's like the best of his own records from the time – and rhythm is by Monty Budwig and Shelly Manne, both well suited to the project as well. Titles include "A Roving", "Greensleeves", "Blow The Man Down", "Go Down Moses", and "Three Blind Mice". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label mono pressing, with deep groove! Cover has some very light wear on the top seam, but this is a superb copy overall.)

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Don TweedyTo Lovers, With Love ... LP
Target, Late 60s. Very Good ... $1.99
Tweedy plays with orchestra, plus Clar Fischer and Lincoln Mayorga on keyboards, Gene Estes on vibes, Gayle Levant on harp, Shelly Manne and John Guerin on drums, and Charles Berghofer on bass. LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap has a small hole at the bottom left corner. Cover has a DJ Copy sticker.)

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VariousAtlantic Jazz – West Coast ... CD
Atlantic, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used ... $6.99
LA jazz classics from Atlantic – well-compiled here, with a good set of notes! Features work by Eddie Safranski, Jack Montrose, Conte Candoli, Jimmy Giuffre, Shorty Rogers, Shelly Manne, and Red Mitchell & Harold Land! CD

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✨✧ Claire AustinClaire Austin Sings When Your Lover Has Gone ... CD
Contemporary/OJC, 1956. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Claire's the wife of drummer Chuck Austin, and as far as we know, this classic set of west coast vocal jazz is the only album she ever cut. The set features spare backing by a quintet – with Barney Kessel, Stan Wrightsman, Shelly Manne, Morty Corb, and Bob Scobey – and the overall feeling is nice and moody. Titles include "I'm Thru With Love", "Can't We Talk It Over", "The House Is Haunted", and "Someone To Watch Over Me". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Claire Austin Sings When Your Lover Has Gone ... LP 19.99

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✨✧ Stan GetzStan Getz & The Cool Sounds (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Verve, Early/Mid 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An odd little album in the Stan Getz catalog of the 50s – not just because of the cheesy cover and title, but also because it features a range of unusual material recorded over a three year period with a variety of different players! Some of the dates here definitely fit the "cool sounds" title of the record – in that they feature Getz with the west coast lineup of Loy Levy on piano, Shelly Manne on drums, and Leroy Vinnegar on bass – heard more famously on Stan's West Coast album of the same time. But other sides feature a different grouping – with Jimmy Rowles on piano, Bobby Whitlock on bass, and Max Roach on drums – offering up a different side of the west coast altogether. And still others take things back to more of an east coast modern style – by featuring either Tony Fruscella on trumpet or Bob Brookmeyer on trombone, in groups with John Williams on piano. The mix of material makes for a nicely-rounded portrait of Getz's talents in the mid 50s years – and the album features 10 tracks that include "Nobody Else But Me", "Serenade In Blue", "Of Thee I Sing", "Love Is Here To Stay", "Blue Bells", "Roundup Time", "Rustic Hop", and "A Handful Of Stars". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Stan KentonArtistry In Rhythm (70s pressing) ... LP
Capitol, Late 40s/Early 50s. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Genius, pure genius! If you've ever wondered why folks think Stan is so great, check out this landmark set of postwar modern swing tunes – some of the most groundbreaking work of its generation, and proof that there was still a lot of room to grow within the big band format. June Christy provides some icy vocals on a few numbers, and other strong players on the set include Vido Musso, Boots Mussulli, Kai Winding, Eddie Safranski, and Shelly Manne. Arrangements are by Pete Rugolo, Gene Roland, and Stan – and titles include "Artistry In Bass", "Artistry In Percussion", "Fantasy", "Come Back To Sorrento", "Soothe Me", "Opus In Pastels", and "Artistry In Bolero". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s red label pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Gene KrupaGene Krupa Story ... LP
Verve, Mid 50s. Sealed ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Slammin soundtrack to this bio-pic which starred Sal Mineo as Gene Krupa, and which features music by Krupa himself, plus Anita O'Day and Red Nichols. Pretty trad and swing all around – but there's a lot of great drum work by Krupa, particularly the type that often got featured in the live scenes of the film. In a way, the whole thing's a lot more storming than some of Krupa's other Verve work, which tends to be more retrained in the drum department. Titles include "Cherokee", "Spiritual Jazz", "I Love My Baby", "Royal Garden Blues", "Song Of India", and "Finale", which features a drum duet with Shelly Manne. LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing. Shrinkwrap has some sticker remnants. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Peggy LeeThings Are Swingin'/Jump For Joy ... CD
Capitol/EMI, 1958/1959. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great illustration of the upbeat, positive vibe that Peggy Lee could serve up when she was at her best – a cool Capitol Records mode that really helped Lee set a whole new tone for singers in the 60s! The great Jack Marshall is at the helm on arrangements – putting things together with a vibe that's bright, but also pretty modern as well – thanks to work from a west coast jazz lineup that includes Shelly Manne on drums, Joe Harnell on piano, Pete Candoli on trumpet, and Barney Kessel on guitar! The set includes Lee's famous version of "Fever" – plus "It's A Wonderful World", "Things Are Swingin'", Alright, Okay, You Win", "Ridin' High", "Alone Together", "Life For Livin'", and"You Don't Know". A classic collaboration between Peggy Lee and Nelson Riddle – and a record that really set the tone for Lee's famous Capitol sides of the 60s! The groove here is very upbeat – as you might guess from the title – with a bouncing, almost syncopated approach that's definitely Riddle's, but which also hints at some of Lee's more soul-based backings of the 60s from Jack Marshall – those slinky-stepping groovers that would really put her back in front of American ears. Many tunes are older numbers, but they're updated nicely by Riddle's playful backings – and cuts include "Jump For Joy", "Back In Your Own Back Yard", "Old Devil Moon", "What A Little Moonlight Can Do", "Just In Time", "Music Music Music", "Four Or Five Times", and "Ain't We Got Fun". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Henry ManciniMore Music From Peter Gunn ... LP
RCA, 1962. Sealed ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Henry Mancini's second album of stuff for the Peter Gunn TV show, and arguably better than the first one! The album's straight-ahead crime jazz – performed by a great set of players that includes Plas Johnson, Shelly Manne, Ted Nash, Paul Horn, and other west coasters. Tracks include "My Manne Shelly", "Timothy", "Goofin At The Coffee House", "Odd Ball", "Walkin' Bass", and "Spook!". LP, Vinyl record album
(Living Stereo presssing. Shrinkwrap has a Best Entertainment Value sticker with some price sticker remnants on front. Cover has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ Henry ManciniMore Music From Peter Gunn (Japanese pressing) ... CD
RCA (Japan), 1962. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Henry Mancini's second album of stuff for the Peter Gunn TV show, and arguably better than the first one! The album's straight-ahead crime jazz – performed by a great set of players that includes Plas Johnson, Shelly Manne, Ted Nash, Paul Horn, and other west coasters. Tracks include "My Manne Shelly", "Timothy", "Goofin At The Coffee House", "Odd Ball", "Walkin' Bass", and "Spook!". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Mike PachecoBongo Session ... LP
Tampa, Early 50s. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Forget the fact that "bongo" is in the title, and forget the fact that the record was cut for the sometimes sleepy Tampa label – because this one's a killer! Bongo player Mike Pacheco leads a highly percussive combo through a set of sides that crackles with electricity, and which sounds more like it might have come from Sabu Martinez than an LA session player. Robert Gil plays piano, Shelly Manne's on drums, but the real talent seems to be Pacheco, and conga player Carlos Vidal, who gives the set a nice firm groove! Titles include "Number Four", "Magitos", "Move", and "Fascination". LP, Vinyl record album
(Pink label pressing, with deep groove! Cover has some seam splitting, which has been gently taped.)

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✨✧ June ChristyJune's Got Rhythm ... LP
Capitol, 1958. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
June's got rhythm, sure, but the real thing that makes her great is her dark and moody sense of melody! This album's one of June's late 50s efforts done with husband/arranger Bob Cooper – not as arch modern as some of her work with Pete Rugolo, but still in a style that's definitely inspired by that classic work. Backing is by a small group of LA jazzers – including Shelly Manne, Russ Freeman, Laurindo Almeida, Frank Rosolino, and Cooper – and titles include "My One & Only Love", "Blue Moon", "I Can Make You Love Me", "When Lights Are Low", and "Gypsy In My Soul". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono rainbow label pressing. Cover has light wear and aging.)

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✨✧ Maynard FergusonHollywood Jam Sessions ... CD
EmArcy/Fresh Sound (Spain), 1954. Used ... Out Of Stock
Here's an album that will forever change your mind about Maynard Ferguson – as it features some excellent jam session material from the trumpeter's early years – all recorded with some of the best players on the LA scene at the time! The CD features 4 long tracks that were recorded for the Emarcy label in 1954 – and done in a style that was quite unusual for jazz recording at the time, no matter what the label. Ferguson's working here with 2 different groups that include Bud Shank, Bob Cooper, Bob Cordon, Russ Freeman, Herb Geller, Shelly Manne, and Milt Berhart – all working through tunes that push the 15 minute mark, and offer up a heck of a lot more solo space than any other west coast studio recordings of the same time. It's great to hear these players really open up in the setting – especially the saxophonists – and Ferguson's own work on trumpet and valve trombone is pretty darn great as well. Titles include "Night Letter", "Somebody Loves Me", "Air Conditioned", and "Love Is Here To Stay". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ John GraasJazzmantics/Coup De Graas ... CD
Mercury/Decca/Lonehill (Spain), 1956/1957. Used ... Out Of Stock
2 great sessions by one of the most unique talents in jazz – 50s French Horn player John Graas, an amazing soloist, songwriter, and arranger! The first 9 tracks on the set are from the album Jazzmantics – a 1957 Decca session that features Graas working with a nonet that features a shifting cast of members that includes Art Pepper, Conte Candoli, Shelly Manne, Bob Cooper, Jack Montrose, and Jack Sheldon. The album is one of the best examples of the 2nd wave of LA cool jazz from the time – and also one of the most obscure Decca sessions of the 50s. Titles include "Flip Tip", "ID", "Petite Poem", "Jazz Overture", "Jazz Chorale", "Free & Easy", and "Will Success Spoil Rock n Roll?" Next up is the Mercury session Coup De Graas – an equally great batch of west coast chamber jazz, and one that's far better than you'd guess from it's punning name. Art Pepper and Conte Candoli are again key parts of the group – making for a wonderfully sharp horn sound – and titles include "Van Nuys Indeed", "Land Of Broken Toys", "Swing Nicely", "Blues Street", and "Rogersesque". CD also features one more bonus track – "Cordova" – from the album French Horn In Jazz. CD
(Booklet has a slight crease.)

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✨✧ Red NorvoRed's X Sessions – Red Norvo's Orchestra, Quintet & Septet ... LP
X, 1954. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Notable sidemen include Don Fagerquist, Bob Enevoldsen, Jimmy Guiffre, Bud Shank, Marty Paich, Curtis Counce, Shelly Manne, Lenny Hambro, Buddy Collette, Tal Farlow, Chico Hamilton, Pete Jolly, Red Callendar, and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(80s Spanish Fresh Sound issue.)

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✨✧ Red NorvoMusic To Listen To Red Norvo By ... CD
Contemporary/OJC, 1957. Used ... Out Of Stock
Red Norvo's dragged his vibes out into a field of wildflowers – and while we hate to think what that's done to the sound of his instrument (not to mention his hayfever), we can definitely say that the album's a groovy treat from the decade when Red was turning out some of his finest music ever! The "Music To Listen To" title is a nod towards some of the mood music sets of the time – but that quality is here in title only, as the album's definitely an all-jazz affair – one that expands out the original Norvo trio sound to sextet formation – getting some wonderful sounds from Buddy Collette on flute, Bill Smith on clarinet, Barney Kessell on guitar, Red Mitchell on bass, and Shelly Manne on drums – all players who can hit the fresh, modern tones that Norvo's known for, but who also help things swing nicely overall. The flute/clarinet mix is especially sweet – a fluttering, bird-like sort of reed effect – and titles include "Divertimento", "Red Sails", "Poeme", "Rubricity", and "The Red Broom". CD
(Out of print.)

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