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Shorty Rogers: West Coast Jazz (CD: Proper, 4 CDs)Shorty Rogers: West Coast Jazz (CD: Proper, 4 CDs)
This set is reissued in brand new, slimline rack-friendly packaging, which keeps all of the detail and production values of the original PROPERBOX sets, but with each CD packaged in mini LP sleeves. Shorty Rogers was the leading figure in the West Coast Jazz style during the 1950s. He was active in many roles during those years, be it as a bandleader, trumpeter, composer, arranger, concert organiser, A & R man or teacher of young talent. This 76 track box-set presents Shorty Rogers in a number of these activities. Accompanying 40 page booklet. (Proper Records)

 


Price:  £15.49 


Shorty Rogers: Four Classic Albums (CD: AVID, 2 CDs)
AVID Jazz here presents four classic Shorty Rogers albums including original LP liner notes on a finely re-mastered and low priced double CD.

“The Big Shorty Rogers Express”-Shorty Rogers & His Giants……….Here we find the famed arranger and trumpeter Shorty Rogers moving away from the small group format and into the big band field. Shorty and his fellow musicians Art Pepper, Bud Shank, Jimmy Giuffre, Marty Paich to name but a few, bring a fresh West Coast spirit to the traditional big band swing ethic! “Shorty Rogers & His Giants”………………Shorty is once again joined by many fine players including Milt Bernhart on trombone, Hampton Hawes on piano, John Grass on French horn alongside stalwarts Art Pepper, Jimmy Giuffre, and Shelly Manne for a combination of swing and small group numbers. “Wherever The Five Wind Blows”…………Jimmy Giuffre, Lou Levy, Ralph Pena and Larry Bunker join Shorty in a meteorlogical blowing journey where the band swings with its usual tasteful and mellifluous style. We encounter monsoons, hurricanes and prevailing Westerlies while the music remains beautifully explanatory and the band, all rightfully famous, are on top form! “Chances Are It Swings”…………Billed as Shorty Rogers & His Orchestra this 1958 recording date finds Shorty in fine and plentiful company in the form of the likes of Pete & Conte Candoli, Bud Shank, Barney Kessell, Red Norvo and Paul Horn. Here Shorty collaborates with song writer Robert Allen producing a “happy combination of brilliant arranging and hit songs”

All four albums have been digitally re-mastered for probably the finest sound quality ever! (AVID Entertainment) 


Price:  £8.99 

Shorty Rogers: Four Classic Albums (CD: AVID, 2 CDs)


Shorty Rogers & Andre Previn: In Collaboration (CD: Fresh Sound)Shorty Rogers & Andre Previn: In Collaboration (CD: Fresh Sound)
This is a really unusual and outstanding album. It presents two of the most celebrated and creative personalities of the Hollywood jazz and studio fields in collaboration. In the early Fifties, trumpeter, bandleader, composer and arranger Shorty Rogers was the head of the flourishing West Coast school of jazz, and André Previn was one of the most gifted pianists, conductors and composers of the scene; he wielded an awesome command of almost every kind of music. In addition to writing the challenging instrumental sides, they also wrote together the scores for André’s wife Betty Bennett, a respected well-known jazz & pop singer who never had had a chance to show how she really sang—until Shorty’s Giants backed her, that is. (Absolute Distribution) 


Price:  £12.99 


Shorty Rogers & His Orchestra, featuring The Giants 1950-1956: West Coast Sounds (CD: Fresh Sound, 2 CDs)
 


Price:  £19.99 

Shorty Rogers & His Orchestra, featuring The Giants 1950-1956: West Coast Sounds (CD: Fresh Sound, 2 CDs)


Shorty Rogers & His Giants: Complete Quintet Sessions 1954-1956 (CD: Fresh Sound, 3 CDs)Shorty Rogers & His Giants: Complete Quintet Sessions 1954-1956 (CD: Fresh Sound, 3 CDs)
 


Price:  £31.99 

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