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All Music Guide - Ken Dryden
Bud Shank assembled a pianoless sextet made up of West Coast musicians for this 1993 studio date, including a front line consisting of the alto saxophonist and leader with trumpeter Conte Candoli, tenor and soprano saxophonist Bill Perkins, baritone saxophonist Jack Nimitz, and a rhythm section that includes bassist and composer John Clayton and drummer Sherman Ferguson. The playing is crisp, the ensembles are a joy to hear, and the solos are consistently adventurous. "Port Townsend" is a lively post-bop vehicle that opens the session, featuring a strong solo by Candoli. The leader contributed the somewhat exotic "Perkolator" a feature for Perkins' soprano sax and the pretty...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ken Dryden
Bud Shank assembled a pianoless sextet made up of West Coast musicians for this 1993 studio date, including a front line consisting of the alto saxophonist and leader with trumpeter Conte Candoli, tenor and soprano saxophonist Bill Perkins, baritone saxophonist Jack Nimitz, and a rhythm section that includes bassist and composer John Clayton and drummer Sherman Ferguson. The playing is crisp, the ensembles are a joy to hear, and the solos are consistently adventurous. "Port Townsend" is a lively post-bop vehicle that opens the session, featuring a strong solo by Candoli. The leader contributed the somewhat exotic "Perkolator" a feature for Perkins' soprano sax and the pretty ballad "Linda." But it is Clayton's charts that threaten to steal the show, including the strutting "Alternate Root," the bittersweet "Let Me Tell You Why," which has some almost mournful solos by Shank, and the funky blues "Funcused Blues." There are also impressive performances of jazz standards by Thelonious Monk and Benny Golson. Unfortunately, this CD was deleted with the demise of the initial revival of the Candid label.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/19/2007
  • Label: Candid Records
  • UPC: 708857970728
  • Catalog Number: 79707
  • Sales rank: 273,799

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Port Townsend (5:53)
  2. 2 Alternate Root (4:52)
  3. 3 Let Me Tell You Why (6:02)
  4. 4 Straight, No Chaser (5:46)
  5. 5 Perkolater (6:29)
  6. 6 Grizzly (6:21)
  7. 7 Finger Therapy (For Sherman) (5:18)
  8. 8 Linda (6:39)
  9. 9 Killer Joe (5:02)
  10. 10 Blues, Funcused (5:03)
  11. 11 Little Rootie Tootie (5:00)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Bud Shank Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Flute, Alto Saxophone
Conte Candoli Trumpet
Bill Perkins Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
John Clayton Bass
Sherman Ferguson Drums
Jack Nimitz Baritone Saxophone
Technical Credits
Bill Perkins Arranger
Bud Shank Arranger, Producer
Alan Bates Producer
Mike Barone Arranger
John Clayton Arranger, Composer
David Keller Producer
Talley Sherwood Engineer
Herb Wong Liner Notes
William Claxton Insert Photography
Phil Bray Cover Photo
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