Friday, June 7, 2013

The Swinging Mr. Rogers

This Lp has one of trumpeter Shorty Rogers' finest small group sessions of the 1950's; fortunately the music has been reissued by Mosaic on CD in a box set. Rogers, Jimmy Giuffre (on clarinet, tenor and baritone), pianist Pete Jolly, bassist Curtis Counce and drummer Shelly Manne are the epitome of cool on a well-rounded and consistently interesting set. Highlights including "Isn't It Romantic," "Trickleydidlier," "Not Really The Blues" and Rogers' "hit" "Martians Go Home."
Scott Yanow

Source :

Shorty Rogers
The Swinging Mr. Rogers


1 Isn't It Romantic (Hart, Rodgers)  5:44
2 Trickley Didlier* (Rogers)  4:41
3 Oh Play That Thing (Rogers)  6:31
4 Not Really the Blues (Rogers)  4:58
5 Martians Go Home (Rogers)  7:56
6 My Heart Stood Still (Hart, Rodgers)  6:12
7 Michele's Meditation* (Rogers)  3:55
8 That's What I'm Talkin' 'Bout* (Rogers)  5:33


Shorty Rogers - tp
Jimmy Giuffre - cl, ts & bs
Pete Jolly - p
Curtis Counce - b
Shelly Manne - dr

Recorded in Hollywood (or Los Angeles ?), California ; March 1 & 3*, 1955


Melanchthon said...

Vancouver said...

As usual,thanks for the nice find.

Toad said...

Never heard, many thanks

blbs said...

Definitely..."Not Really the Blues" is the one and only!!! Happiness in less than 5 minutes...

Otis Foster said...

Nice to restore a lost session. Thnx

Tibau said...

The one and only Mr Rogers.!!!!
Big hug.

glinka21 said...

Just noticed how much more Shorty Rogers you have--especially rarities, such as this one. Thanks very much!