Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Shorty Rogers - Infinity Promenade (restored vinyl LP of 1953 recording of Short Stops)

Shorty Rogers - Infinity Promenade (restored vinyl LP of 1953 recording of Short Stops)

"Great deeds are usually wrought at great risks." - Herodotus

 

From the vinyl album Shorty Rogers and his Orchestra and the Giants - Short Stops

 

Shorty Rogers, arranger, conductor, trumpet

Milt Bernhart, trombone

John Grass, French horn 

Gene Englund, tuba

Art Pepper, alto sax

Jimmy Guiffre, tenor sax

Hampton Hawes, piano

Joe Mandragon, bass

Shelly Manne, drums

Recorded January, March, April 1953.

 

Scott Yanow of AllMusic Review writes, "This double LP offers listeners a strong introduction to the trumpet playing and arrangements of Shorty Rogers, but unfortunately it has gone out of print and was the first and last in its series. The 32 selections feature six different groups headed by Rogers during 1953-1954, ranging from an octet to a big band; all of the bands feature sidemen who essentially formed a who's who of West Coast jazz. Among the other soloists are altoist Art Pepper; tenors Bill Holman, Bill Perkins, Zoot Sims, Bob Cooper, and Jimmy Giuffre; trumpeter Harry "Sweets" Edison; pianist Hampton Hawes; and altoists Herb Geller and Bud Shank. The majority of the selections are Rogers originals; there is music from the Marlon Brando film The Wild One and a Count Basie tribute set."  

 

Milton "Shorty" Rogers (born Milton Rajonsky; April 14, 1924 – November 7, 1994) was one of the principal creators of West Coast jazz. He played trumpet and flugelhorn and was in demand for his skills as an arranger.

 

I do not own the copyright to the music, the recording and the photos.  (Image post and video art were appropriated from the original album.) This video is posted for educational use under Section 17 U.S. Code § 107. Limitations on exclusive rights: Fair use.

 

All posts are rendered in old school using restored vinyl LPs.  This channel does not use recordings from CDs.  As much as possible, I attempted to remove most of the pops and crackles from the original vinyl album.  Some remastering was applied to make the performance cut through within the confines of  the loudness wars.  

 

Hope you enjoy. 

 

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