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Bud Shank: Four Classic Albums (CD: AVID, 2 CDs)Bud Shank: Four Classic Albums (CD: AVID, 2 CDs)
AVID Jazz here presents four classic Bud Shank albums including original LP liner notes on a finely re-mastered and low priced double CD. "Bud Shank Quartet Featuring Claude Williamson"; "Bud Shank Plays Tenor"; "I’ll Take Romance" and "The Swing’s To TV"

For "Quartet" recorded between 1956 and 1958 Bud is featured on alto sax and flute with his regular band at the time, Claude Williamson on piano, Don Prell on bass and Chuck Flores on drums. Recorded in 1957 "Plays Tenor" sees Bud once again joined by Claude Williamson, Don Prell and Chuck Flores. As the title suggests Bud drops the alto in favour of the tenor giving him a little more depth and soul in a set of comfortable and easy on the ears standards. "I’ll Take Romance" recorded April 1958 in Milano, Italy, finds Bud playing alto and flute again with regular Don Prell on bass and Jimmy Pratt on drums. On this fine album of standards with strings Bud is also joined by Italian musicians, arrangers Ezio Leoni (known as Len Mercer in Italy) and Guilio Libano. Such was the Italian musicians joy at the sessions that at the end of one piece the members of the orchestra burst into loud cheers at Buds performance! Also recorded in 1958, "Swings To TV" is basically an early TV Themes soundtrack album…………but in a decidedly jazz style……..courtesy of Bud Shank on alto and flute and Bob Cooper on oboe and tenor sax! Oh and also accompanied by Strings and full rhythm section! Cooper and Shank make a great team with Coopers original arrangements being complimented by the work of Shank and the instrumentalists. As the original liner notes attest the two………… " have taken these familiar melodies and made of them something altogether fresh, exciting and wondrous". Continuing………… "The net result is modern American music that has frequently filled millions of American homes…….but told in a delightfully refreshing and unusual way".All four albums plus have been digitally re-mastered. (AVID Entertainment) 


Price:  £8.99 


Bud Shank: Four Classic Albums 2 (CD: AVID, 2 CDs)
AVID Jazz here presents four classic (and hard to find or expensive) Bud Shank albums including original LP liner notes on a finely re-mastered and low priced double CD.

"Blowin’ Country"; Bud Shank with Bill Perkins/Shorty Rogers"; "Bud Shank And Three Trombones" and "Jazz At Cal-Tech".

For our second excursion into "Shank-land" we kick off with the excellent "Blowin’ Country" (which has nothing to do with country music so "don’t panic!). This fine album sees another collaboration between two ex- Stan Kentonites, Bud Shank and Bob Cooper who both can be heard trading licks across tenor and alto sax, flute, oboe and bass clarinet. Joined by familiar "Shankites", Claude Williamson on piano, Don Prell on bass and Chuck Flores on drums. Our second release is an album of two sides……….on the first Bud is joined by another long term collaborator, the alto and tenor saxophonist Bill Perkins alongside Hampton Hawes on piano; Red Mitchell on bass and Mel Lewis on drums. The second side features Bud with the writer, arranger and musician Shorty Rogers accompanied by Jimmy Rowles on piano; Harry Babasin on bass and Roy Harte on drums. Shorty wrote all the selections and plays flugle horn throughout the set. CD2 kicks off with "Bud Shank And Three Trombones" which as they say in the ads, does just what it says on the tin……..or in this case cover! It links Bud on alto with the three valve trombones of Bob Enevoldsen, Maynard Ferguson and Stu Williamson (brother of Claude). The object being as it states on the original liner notes……"to place Shank’s alto in juxtoposition to a full section of valve trombones to enable him to play the role of a complete reed section against a three man brass team……………..instrumentation almost unique in jazz". The rest of the band is made up of long term associate Claude Williamson on piano, Joe Mondragon on bass and Shelly Manne on drums. We conclude with "Jazz At Cal Tech" recorded live in 1956 at the California Institute of Technology to an appreciative audience of science and engineering students. Shank is again joined by Bob Cooper on tenor and oboe, Claude Willamson on piano, Don Prell on bass and Chuck Flores on drums. All four albums are plus have been digitally re-mastered. Some are also currently hard to find or expensive, so Avid are pleased to be able to make them available once again. (AVID Entertainment) 


Price:  £8.99 

Bud Shank: Four Classic Albums 2 (CD: AVID, 2 CDs)


Bud Shank: The Fabulous Bud Shank Quartet (CD: Fresh Sound)Bud Shank: The Fabulous Bud Shank Quartet (CD: Fresh Sound)
featuring Claude Williamson. Bud Shank has always been a solid and reliable jazz performer who never plays anything less than his best, and it's top-quality Shank that we hear on this album. (Fresh Sound) 


Price:  £12.99 


Bud Shank Quintet & Sextet: New Groove + Barefoot Adventure (CD: Fresh Sound)
The two 1961 Bud Shank albums included here, “New Groove,” and “Barefoot Adventure,” present Bud Shank fronting two similar groups, with a fresh approach, more groove-based and soulful, compared to previous works. He is heard on his customary alto sax, but also equally fluently on baritone sax, for the first time on his own recording dates.

The two sessions include : talented young trumpeter Carmell Jones, Gary Peacock (b), Mel Lewis (d), Bob Cooper (ts), & Shelly Manne (d). (Discovery Records) 


Price:  £12.99 

Bud Shank Quintet & Sextet: New Groove + Barefoot Adventure (CD: Fresh Sound)


Bud Shank Quintet: New Groove (Vinyl LP: Jazz Workshop)Bud Shank Quintet: New Groove (Vinyl LP: Jazz Workshop)

180g Vinyl Pressing. 


Price:  £22.99 


Bud Shank: Plays Tenor (Vinyl LP: Jazz Workshop)

Audiophile grade 180g vinyl. 


Price:  £22.99 

Bud Shank: Plays Tenor (Vinyl LP: Jazz Workshop)


Bud Shank & Shorty Rogers: California Concert (CD: Contemporary- US Import)Bud Shank & Shorty Rogers: California Concert (CD: Contemporary- US Import)
Producer Richard Bock borrowed the title and cover design of this album from the first 12-inch LP he issued on his Pacific Jazz label. That set captured two Gerry Mulligan groups at the peak of West Coast jazz’s popularity in 1954. This one features two of the movement’s stalwarts over 30 years later, after Bud Shank had relocated to Port Townsend, Washington and as Shorty Rogers was returning to playing after 15 years of composing for soundtracks. Keyed by an exciting rhythm section, Shank and Rogers have a grand reunion, nodding to Basie, Ellington, and Parker in a program that also features three Rogers originals. Blowing flugelhorn, which he had introduced to modern jazz, Rogers had lost nothing of his concise and often humorous conception, while Shank had moved with the times and sounds anything but “cool.” (Fantasy, Inc.) 


Price:  £15.49 


Laurindo Almeida & Bud Shank: Brazilliance Vol.s 1 & 2 (CD: Poll Winners)
The complete original album Brazilliance (World Pacific WP-1412, first issued on two 10” LPs as Laurindo Almeida Quartet featuring Bud Shank). It marked the first small group collaboration ever between Laurindo Almeida and Bud Shank. Their second quartet project, Holiday in Brazil (World Pacific WP1259, also issued as Brazilliance Vol.2, WP1419), has been added here in its entirety as a bonus album. (Harmonia Mundi) 


Price:  £11.99 

Laurindo Almeida & Bud Shank: Brazilliance Vol.s 1 & 2 (CD: Poll Winners)


Bud Shank: California Dreamin' (CD: Elemental Music)Bud Shank: California Dreamin' (CD: Elemental Music)
 


Price:  £11.99 


Bud Shank: Live At The Haig (CD: Choice/ Candid)
 


Price:  £10.99 

Bud Shank: Live At The Haig (CD: Choice/ Candid)


Bud Shank: Michelle (CD: Elemental)Bud Shank: Michelle (CD: Elemental)
 


Price:  £11.99 


Bud Shank & Phil Woods: Bouncing With Bud & Phil (SACD: Capri)
 


Price:  £13.99 

Bud Shank & Phil Woods: Bouncing With Bud & Phil (SACD: Capri)


Jake Fryer/ Bud Shank Quintet: In Good Company (CD: Capri)Jake Fryer/ Bud Shank Quintet: In Good Company (CD: Capri)
Bud Shank's final Recording! On1st April 2009 five musicians assembled at a studio in San Diego to record “In Good Company”. Bud and his west coast rhythm section of Mike Wofford on piano, Bob Magnusson on bass and Joe LaBarbera on drums and UK saxophonist Jake Fryer a long time admirer of Bud.

Make no mistake this is a blowing session. No complex arrangements here, just great standards mixed in with tuneful originals by Jake, all with familiar chord changes that put everyone in their comfort zone and allowed them to apply their creative imaginations to the task at hand. (The Woods) 


Price:  £13.99 

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