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  • Bobby Shew
    Bobby Shew
  • Gordon Brisker
    Gordon Brisker
  • Bill Mays
    Bill Mays
  • Bob Magnusson
    Bob Magnusson
  • Dick Berk
    Dick Berk
  • David Levine
    David Levine

Bobby Shew

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Fresh Sound Records

Bobby Shew (tp, flh), Gordon Brisker (ts, fl), Bill Mays (p & Fender Rhodes), Bob Magnusson (b), Dick Berk (d, perc), David Levine (perc)

Reference: FSRCD 997

Bar code: 8427328609975

"I was pleased and flattered when my good friend Bobby Shew asked me to write something on this album. Bobby’s performance is outstanding, along with great performances by his sidemen. Bobby sets the whole mood for this session with his expressions and emotions of beauty and happiness, along with fine flute and tenor by Gordon Brisker, who complements the front line. Bobby Shew has been my friend for the past twenty years. We’ve played together a great deal and enjoyed all the musical experiences we’ve shared. It goes without saying that Bobby possesses great talent and will be a big influence to up-and-coming musicians, but it is his sensitivity that makes him a great artist."

—Conte Candoli (1981)

"Over many years of recording albums with my various groups, this Play Song LP was at the top of my list of absolute favorites. I am so humbled, pleased, and flattered that Jordi Pujol and Fresh Sound Records has chosen to release it on CD. I could not be happier!! Thank you, Jordi!"

—Bobby Shew (2020)

Album details

Originally issued in 1981 as Jazz Hounds Records JHR0002

Bobby Shew, trumpet & flugelhorn; Gordon Brisker, tenor sax & flute; Bill Mays, acoustic piano & Fender Rhodes; Bob Magnusson, bass; Dick Berk, drums or timbales (#6); David Levine, congas (#1, 6).
Recorded at Sage & Sound Studio, Hollywood, California, May 20 & 21, 1981

Recording Engineer: Jim Mooney
Assistant Engineer: Keith Hubbell
Remix: Jim Mooney, Bobby Shew, Gordon Brisker
Mastered by: Bernie Grundman at A&M Studios, Los Angeles
Mastered for CD by Pieter De Wagter
Art Director & Photography: Renee Harcourt
Cover Photo: Nels Back

Produced by Bobby Shew
Produced for CD release by Jordi Pujol

Stereo · 24-Bit Digitally Remastered
Blue Moon Producciones Discograficas S.L.

Press reviews

"Trumpeter Bobby Shew and some of his favorite Los Angeles-based players of the early 1980s (tenor saxophonist Gordon Brisker, keyboardist Bill Mays, bassist Bob Magnusson, drummer Dick Berk and percussionist David Levine) perform five group originals, plus Clifford Brown's "La Rue," on this spirited modern mainstream LP and long out of print. Fortunately it's available again on CD. "Surprise Samba" is a highlight."

Scott Yanow -All Music Guide


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