Bud Shank

Cool Fool · Bud Shank and Trombones

Fresh Sound Records

Personnel:
Bud Shank (as), Bob Enevoldsen, Stu Williamson, Maynard Ferguson (v-tb), Claude Williamson (p), Joe Mondragon, Buddy Clarke (b), Shelly Manne, Larry bunker (d), Russell Garcia, Bob Cooper, Johnny Mandel, Bob Brookmeyer (arr)

Reference: FSRCD 507

Bar code: 8427328605076

Tracklist

01. Wailing Vessel (Bob Cooper) 02:42
02. Baby's Birthday Party (Ann Ronell) 02:48
03. You Don't Know What Love Is (DePaul-Raye) 04:16
04. Sing Something Simple (Herman Hupfeld) 02:36
05. Valve Head (Bud Shank) 03:11
06. Cool Fool (Bob Cooper) 03:21
07. Little Girl Blue (Rodgers-Hart) 03:17
08. Mobile (Bob Cooper) 02:45
09. Wailing Vessel (Bob Cooper) 02:39
10. Low Life (Johnny Mandel) 03:55
11. When Your Lover Has Gone (Einar A. Swan) 02:56
12. Out of This World (Arlen-Mercer) 03:14
13. There's a Small Hotel (Rodgers-Hart) 02:38
14. Rustic Hop (Bob Brookmeyer) 04:11
15. You Are Too Beautiful (Rodgers-Hart) 04:00
16. With Wind and Rain in Your Hair (Edwards-Lawrence) 05:07
17. Low Life (Johnny Mandel) 03:53

Album details

Personnel on #1-9:
Bud Shank (alto sax), Bob Enevoldsen, Maynard Ferguson, Stu Williamson (valve trombone), Claude Williamson (piano), Joe Mondragon (bass), Shelly Manne (drums). Arrangements by Bob Cooper.
Recorded in Hollywood, California, April 3 (#2,3,4 & 8), June 22 (#1,5,6,7 & 8), 1954

Personnel on #10-17:
Bud Shank (alto sax), Bob Brookmeyer (valve trombone), Claude Williamson (piano), Buddy Clarke (bass), Larry Bunker (drums), plus a string quartet.
Arrangements by Russell Garcia (#11,12,13,15), Bob Brookmeyer (#14,16), Johnny Mandel (#10,17)
Recorded in Hollywood, California, January 7 (#10,14,16 & 17), May 29 (#11,12,13 & 15), 1955

This compilation produced for CD release by Jordi Pujol
Liner notes written by Jordi Pujol

Hi Fi · Digitally Remastered
Blue Moon Producciones Discograficas S.L.

Press reviews

"This Fresh Sound CD compilation pairs two separate 10" LPs from the 1950s by Bud Shank. The first, originally issued as Bud Shank and Three Trombones, is a bit unusual, as the alto saxophonist is joined by three valve trombonists (Bob Enevoldsen plus Maynard Ferguson and Stu Williamson, the latter two better known as trumpeters), plus a rhythm section consisting of Claude Williamson, Joe Mondragon, and Shelly Manne, with arrangements by Bob Cooper. Cooper's perky "Wailing Vessel" is the highlight of the session; there's also an alternate version that has been added to this reissue. Also worth noting are "Baby's Birthday Party" (an obscure work by Ann Ronell, composer of the standard "Willow Weep for Me") and the moody arrangement of "You Don't Know What Love Is."

The latter recording, previously issued as Bud Shank and Bob Brookmeyer and also as a part of The Saxophone Artistry of Bud Shank, features the alto saxophonist and the valve trombonist joined by pianist Claude Williamson, bassist Buddy Clarke, and drummer Larry Bunker, plus a string quartet. Both players are in top form throughout these eight tracks. Russ Garcia's relaxed chart of "When Your Lover Is Gone," Johnny Mandel's rhumba-flavored scoring of "Out of This World," and his breezy original "Low Life" have obvious appeal. But Brookmeyer's imaginative composition "Rustic Hop" (previously recorded by Brookmeyer with Stan Getz and later with Gerry Mulligan) easily stands out as the best track from the latter sessions."

Ken Dryden -All Music Guide

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