The West Coast Sound, Vol. 1

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/1/1991
  • Label: Ojc
  • UPC: 025218615228
  • Catalog Number: 152
  • Sales rank: 102,122

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Grasshopper - Shelly Manne (2:52)
  2. 2 La Murcura - Shelly Manne (3:02)
  3. 3 Summer Night - Shelly Manne (3:19)
  4. 4 Afrodesia - Shelly Manne (3:30)
  5. 5 You and the Night and the Music - Shelly Manne (3:10)
  6. 6 Gazzelle - Shelly Manne (3:01)
  7. 7 Sweets - Shelly Manne (2:53)
  8. 8 Spring Is Here - Shelly Manne (2:43)
  9. 9 Mallets - Shelly Manne (3:26)
  10. 10 You're Getting to Be a Habit With Me - Shelly Manne (3:14)
  11. 11 You're My Thrill - Shelly Manne (3:05)
  12. 12 Fugue - Shelly Manne (2:47)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Shelly Manne & His Men Primary Artist, Track Performer
Shelly Manne Indexed Contributor, Drums, Track Performer
Bob Cooper Tenor Saxophone
Curtis Counce Bass
Russ Freeman Piano
Jimmy Giuffre Baritone Saxophone
Bill Holman Tenor Saxophone
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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