Friday, May 10, 2013

Shelly Manne & his Friends - My Fair Lady

This trio set by Shelly Manne & His Friends (consisting of the drummer/leader, pianist André Previn, and bassist Leroy Vinnegar) was a surprise best-seller and is now considered a classic. Previn (who is really the main voice) leads the group through eight themes from the famous play, including "Get Me to the Church on Time," "I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face," "I Could Have Danced All Night," and "On the Street Where You Live." A very appealing set that is easily recommended; an audiophile version has also been released on CD by DCC Jazz.
Scott Yanow

Source :

Shelly Manne
his Friends
Modern Jazz Performances
of songs from
My Fair Lady


1 Get Me to the Church on Time 4:11
2 On the Street Where You Live 5:37
3 I've Grown Accustomed to her face 3:21
4 Wouldn't it Be Lovely 5:31
5 Ascot Gavotte 4:17
6 Show Me 3:40
7 With a Little Bit of Luck 6:01
8 I Could have Danced All Night 3:00

From the musical My Fair Lady. Book & lyrics by Allan Jay.
Lerner, music by Frederick Loewe

Andre Previn - p
Leroy Vinnegar - b
Shelly Manne - dr

Recorded at Contemporary's Studio, Los Angeles, California ; August 17, 1956.


Morris said...

Glad to see that you've posted this again. No other album, in my opinion, exemplifies West Coast jazz in the 50s.


Axel.T. said...

Thank you for this treasure.

Harold_Z said...

Always wanted this but never got around to getting it. Thanks!

Melanchthon said...

cvllos said...

Thank you, Melanchthon.