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West Coast Sounds - Featuring the Giants 1950-1956 (2 CD Set - Digipack Edition)

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West Coast Sounds - Featuring The Giants 1950-1956 (2 Cd Set - Digipack Edition)

Shorty Rogers and his Orchestra

Featuring: June Christy, Art Pepper, Bud Shank, Bob Cooper, Shelly Manne, Bill Perkins, Bob Gordon, Frank Rosolino, Stan Levey, Curtis Counce, Hampton Hawes, John Graas, Zoot Sims, Marty Paich...

REFERENCE: FSRCD 2231_2
BAR CODE: 8427328622318


Superb digipack edition with fully illustrated 24-page booklet (rare & unpublished photos).
For Shorty Roger's fans.

Contains 5 albums and one EP on two CDs:
- Modern Sounds by Shorty Rogers and his Giants
- Shorty Rogers and his Giants (RCA)
- Cool and Crazy (RCA)
- EP Hot Blood (RCA)
- Shorty Rogers Courts the Count (RCA)
- The Big Shorty Rogers Express (RCA)

This 2-CD set truly demonstrates what was defined as the "West Coast style of 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 jazz 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:

CD1
1. A mile down the highway
2. he can come back anytime
3. Do it again
4. Four mothers
5. Didi
6. Sam and the Lady
7. Popo
8. Over the rainbow
9. Apropos
10. Pirouette
11. Bunny
12. Powder puff
13. The pesky serpent
14. Diablo's dance
15. Indian Club
16. Morpo
17. Mambo del crow
18. Coup de Graas
19. Infinity promenade
20. Short stop


CD2
1. Hot blood (The wild one)
2. Blues for Brando
3. Windswept
4. Chino
5. Topsy
6. It's sand, man
7. Basie eyes
8. Doggin' around
9. Jump for me
10. Over and out
11. Down for trouble
12. Swingin' the blues
13. H & J
14. Tickletoe
15. Taps Miller
16. Walk, don't run
17. Audition
18. Pay the piper
19. At home with Sweets
20. Pink Squirrel




Personnel and dates:

CD1, #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

CD1, #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

CD1, #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

CD1, #18-20: Shorty Rogers, Conrad Gozzo, Maynard Ferguson, Tom Reeves, John Howell (tp), Harry Betts, Milt Bernhardt (tb), John Haliburton (btb), 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

CD2, #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 (btb), 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

CD2, #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

CD2, #9-12: Shorty Rogers, Conrad Gozzo, Harry Edison, Pete Candoli, Maynard Ferguson (tp), Harry Betts, Milt Bernhardt (tb), Bob Enevoldsen (vtb), 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

CD2, #13-16: Same as above but Zoot Sims (ts) and Bob Cooper (bs) replace Holman and Gordon.
Hollywood, March 3, 1954

CD2, #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

CD2, #18-20: Shorty Rogers (fh), Conte Candoli, Pete Candoli, Harry Edison, Maynard Ferguson (tp), Milt Bernhardt, Frank Rosolino (tb), Bob Enevoldsen (vtb), 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

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