West Coast Sounds - Shorty Rogers And His Orchestra, Featuring the Giants 1950-1956 (2-CD Set) Digipack Edition
  • Capitol H294 Capitol H294
  • RCA Victor LPM-1195 RCA Victor LPM-1195
  • RCA Victor LPM-3138 RCA Victor LPM-3138
  • RCA Victor EPA-535 RCA Victor EPA-535
  • RCA Victor LJM-1004 RCA Victor LJM-1004
  • RCA Victor LPM-1350 RCA Victor LPM-1350
  • Shorty Rogers Shorty Rogers

Shorty Rogers

West Coast Sounds - Shorty Rogers And His Orchestra, Featuring the Giants 1950-1956 (2-CD Set) Digipack Edition

Fresh Sound Jazz City Series

Personnel:
Shorty Rogers (tp, flh), Harry Edison, Maynard Ferguson (tp), John Graas (Frh), Milt Bernhardt (tb), Art Pepper, Bud Shank, Zoot Sims, Bob Cooper, Jimmy Giuffre (reeds), Hampton Hawes, Pete Jolly (p), Curtis Counce (b), Shelly Manne (d)

Reference: FSRCD 2231_2

Bar code: 8427328622318

Superb digipack edition for Shorty Roger's fans with fully illustrated 24-page booklet (rare & unpublished photos). This 2-CD release contains 5 complete LPs + 1 EP:

-Modern Sounds by Shorty Rogers & His Giants (Capitol 10" H294)
-Shorty Rogers and his Giants (RCA Victor LPM-1195)
-Cool and Crazy (RCA Victor 10" LPM-3138)
-Hot Blood (RCA Victor 7" EPA-535)
-Shorty Rogers Courts the Count (RCA Victor LJM-1004)
-The Big Shorty Rogers Express (RCA Victor LPM-1350)

This set truly demonstrates what was defined as the "West Coast Jazz" but, in fact, was the Shorty Rogers style. We can hear arrangements of a loose variety, played by the most outstanding group of musicians of the Los Angeles scene. The music presented here is a major example of Shorty Rogers' great talent, and a milestone in the orchestral idiom of modern jazz. Shorty's writing and playing were a pretty honest reflection of his own personality. If there was ever an individual to be selected as the head of the West Coast school, it definitely would have been Shorty Rogers.


Tracklisting:

CD 1
01. A Mile Down The Highway 2:18
02. He Can Come Back Anytime 2:52
03. Do It Again 2:55
04. Four Mothers 2:48
05. Didi 2:26
06. Sam And The Lady 3:06
07. Popo 3:01
08. Over The Rainbow 3:00
09. Apropos 2:38
10. Pirouette 3:11
11. Bunny 3:27
12. Powder Puff 2:51
13. The Pesky Serpent 2:39
14. Diablo's Dance 3:17
15. Indian Club 2:37
16. Morpo 3:29
17. Mambo Del Crow 3:03
18. Coup De Graas 2:58
19. Infinity Promenade 3:34
20. Short Stop 3:16
21. Boar-Jibu 3:34
22. Contours 3:21
23. Tale Of An African Lobster 3:24
24. Chiquito Loco 3:27
25. The Sweetheart Of Sigmund Freud 2:39

CD 2
01. Hot Blood (The Wild One) 3:17
02. Blues For Brando 2:51
03. Windswept 3:11
04. Chino 2:37
05. Topsy 3:18
06. It's Sand, Man 2:56
07. Basie Eyes 3:22
08. Doggin' Around 2:34
09. Jump For Me 3:57
10. Over And Out 3:12
11. Down For Double 2:53
12. Swingin' The Blues 4:25
13. H & J 2:58
14. Tickletoe 2:36
15. Taps Miller 3:19
16. Walk, Don't Run 3:13
17. Audition 2:43
18. Pay The Piper 3:53
19. At Home With Sweets 5:07
20. Pink Squirrel 3:36
21. Blues Express 4:13

Total time: 02:27:37 min.


Personnel & recording dates on CD 1

Tracks #1-3: Shorty Rogers (tp), John Graas (Frh), Gene Englund (tuba), Art Pepper (as), Bob Cooper (ts), Bob Gioga (bs), Claude Williamson (p), Don Bagley (b), Shelly Manne (d), June Christy (vcl).
Hollywood, August 28, 1950

Tracks #4-9: Shorty Rogers (tp), John Graas (Frh), Gene Englund (tuba), Art Pepper (as), Jimmy Giuffre (ts), Hampton Hawes (p), Don Bagley (b), Shelly Manne (d).
Hollywood, July 1, 1951

Tracks #10-17: Shorty Rogers (tp), John Graas (Frh), Gene Englund (tuba), Milt Bernhardt (tb), Art Pepper (as), Jimmy Giuffre (ts), Hampton Hawes (p), Joe Mondragon (b), Shelly Manne (d).
Hollywood, January 12 & 15, 1953

Tracks #18-20: Shorty Rogers, Conrad Gozzo, Maynard Ferguson, Tom Reeves, John Howell (tp), Harry Betts, Milt Bernhardt (tb), John Haliburton (b-tb), John Graas (Frh), Gene Englund (tuba), Art Pepper (as,ts), Bud Shank (as,bs), Jimmy Giuffre (cl,ts,bs), Bob Cooper (ts, bs), Marty Paich (p), Curtis Counce (b), Shelly Manne (d).
Hollywood, March 26 & April 2, 1953

Personnel & recording dates on CD 2

Tracks #1-4: Shorty Rogers, Conrad Gozzo, Maynard Ferguson, Tom Reeves, Ray Linn (tp), John Graas (Frh), Paul Sarmento (tuba), Jimmy Knepper, Harry Betts (tb), Bob Enevoldsen (b-tb), Bud Shank, Herb Geller (as), Bill Holman, Bill Perkins (ts), Jimmy Giuffre , Bob Cooper (bs), Russ Freeman (p), Joe Mondragon (b), Shelly Manne (d).
Hollywood, July 14, 1953

Tracks #5-8: Shorty Rogers, Conrad Gozzo, Harry Edison, Clyde Reasinger, Maynard Ferguson (tp), Harry Betts, Milt Bernhardt (tb), Bob Enevoldsen (vtb), John Graas (Frh), Paul Sarmento (tuba), Bud Shank, Herb Geller (as), Zoot Sims, Bob Cooper (ts), Jimmy Giuffre (cl,ts,bs), Marty Paich (p), Curtis Counce (b), Shelly Manne (d).
Hollywood, February 2, 1954

Tracks #9-12: Shorty Rogers, Conrad Gozzo, Harry Edison, Pete Candoli, Maynard Ferguson (tp), Harry Betts, Milt Bernhardt (tb), Bob Enevoldsen (v-tb), John Graas (Frh), Paul Sarmento (tuba), Bud Shank, Herb Geller (as), Bill Holman (ts), Jimmy Giuffre (cl,ts), Bob Gordon (bs), Marty Paich (p), Curtis Counce (b), Shelly Manne (d).
Hollywood, February 9, 1954

Tracks #13-16: Same as above but Zoot Sims (ts) and Bob Cooper (bs) replace Holman and Gordon.
Hollywood, March 3, 1954

Track #17: Shorty Rogers (fh), Conte Candoli, Pete Candoli, Buddy Childers (tp), Milt Bernhardt, Frank Rosolino, George Roberts (tb), Bud Shank (as), Bob Cooper, Jack Montrose (ts), Jimmy Giuffre (bs), Pete Jolly (p), Ralph Peña (b), Shelly Manne (d).
Hollywood, December 15, 1955

Tracks #18-20: Shorty Rogers (fh), Conte Candoli, Pete Candoli, Harry Edison, Maynard Ferguson (tp), Milt Bernhardt, Frank Rosolino (tb), Bob Enevoldsen (v-tb), George Roberts (btb), John Graas (Frh), Paul Sarmento (tuba), Charlie Mariano, Art Pepper (as), Bill Holman, Jack Montrose (ts), Jimmy Giuffre (bs), Lou Levy (p), Ralph Peña (b), Stan Levey (d).
Hollywood, July 5, 1956


Compiled & produced for CD release by Jordi Pujol

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