The West Coast Sound, Vol. 1

The West Coast Sound, Vol. 1

by Shelly Manne & His Men


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Drummer Shelly Manne's first sessions for Contemporary contain plenty of definitive examples of West Coast jazz. This CD has four titles apiece from a 1953 septet date with altoist Art Pepper, Bob Cooper on tenor, baritonist Jimmy Giuffre, and valve trombonist Bob Enevoldsen, four from a few months later with Bud Shank in Pepper's place, and four other songs from 1955 when Manne headed a septet with altoist Joe Maini and Bill Holman on tenor in addition to Giuffre and Enevoldsen. With arrangements by Marty Paich (who plays piano on the first two dates), Giuffre, Shorty Rogers, Bill Russo, Holman, and Enevoldsen, the music has plenty of variety yet defines the era, ranging from Russo's "Sweets" (a tribute to trumpeter Harry "Sweets" Edison), Giuffre's "Fugue," and the Latin folk tune "La Mucura" to updated charts on older swing tunes. Highly recommended and proof (if any is really needed) that West Coast jazz was far from bloodless.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/01/1991
Label: Ojc
UPC: 0025218615228
catalogNumber: 152
Rank: 76581

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Shelly Manne & His Men   Primary Artist,Track Performer
Bob Cooper   Tenor Saxophone
Curtis Counce   Bass
Russ Freeman   Piano
Jimmy Giuffre   Baritone Saxophone
Bill Holman   Tenor Saxophone
Shelly Manne   Drums,Track Performer
Art Pepper   Alto Saxophone
Bud Shank   Alto Saxophone
Bob Enevoldsen   Valve Trombone
Joe Maini   Alto Saxophone
Joe Mondragon   Bass
Marty Paich   Piano
Ralph Pena   Bass

Technical Credits

Jimmy Giuffre   Arranger
Joe Henderson   Composer
Bill Holman   Arranger
Bob Enevoldsen   Arranger
Bill Russo   Arranger
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Shorty Rogers   Arranger
Nesuhi Ertegun   Liner Notes
Lester Koenig   Producer
David Liebman   Composer
Marty Paich   Arranger
John Palladino   Engineer
Val Valentin   Engineer
William Claxton   Cover Photo

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