Shorty Rogers, Buddy Collette, Stu Williamson, Bob Enevoldsen, Charlie Mariano, Bob Cooper, Art Pepper, Bob Gordon, Milt Bernhart, Conte Candoli, Jimmy Giuffre, Marty Paich, Curtis Counce, Stan Levey, Mel Lewis, Shelly Manne
Reference: FSRCD 2202
Bar code: 8427328622028
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- Welcome to the Jazz City Series, a new part of the Fresh Sound Records family. This series has been conceived to widen the scope of the label to include a selection of outstanding recordings by some of the finest musicians on the jazz scene from the Fifties onwards. With Jazz City we hope to continue serving the most discerning collector with quality jazz titles.
In January 1952, Capitol released the Rogers album with the title "Modern Sounds by Shorty Rogers and His Giants". The album demonstrates the harmonic progress being made in Modern Sounds and soon attracted much favorable attention to Rogers, Giuffre and Manne, all of whom were regular members of Rumsey's Lighthouse All StarsMaynard Ferguson, Art Pepper and Milt Bernhart also shared the Sunday stints, when the club was the scene of marathon jam sessions. Thereafter, the Lighthouse became the showcase for West Coast Jazz.
In the mid-Fifties modern jazz enjoyed tremendous popularity in California, and these two volumes contain a collection of interesting sessions -mostly of them never before on CD- made during this prolific and creative period.