Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Shelly Manne, Stan Getz & Zoot Sims - Live 1956 & 1957

The mid-fifties broadcast material wich comprises this most engaging compilation features two of the finest tenor saxophonists to emerge from the influence of Lester Young : Stanley Getz and John Haley Sims - Stan & Zoot.
Along with drummer Shelly Manne they share a common bond, tenures with the bands of Woody Herman and Stan Kenton. Getz & Sims as part of the famous "Four Brothers" saxophone section between 1947 and 1949, during wich period Getz recorded the memorable Early Autumn with the Herman Herd for Capitol Records. Manne occupied the drummer's chair in the 1949 Herman Band and propelled the Kenton Orchestra off and on between 1946 and 1951 establishing his remarkable technique and listening empathy, he certainly made life easier for musicians around him... Check out his work on Herman's 1949 More Moon or Viva Prado with Kenton in 1951. Manne was equally at home in a small group or big band context as amply evidenced throughout his prolific recording career and the four 1956 titles contained herein. He leads an ex-Kenton front line in the shape of altoist Charlie Mariano and trumpeter Stu Williamson and features one of the West Coast's most durable and funky pianists Russ Freeman supported by the big toned walking bass of Leroy Vinnegar. The music is well written and is of a superior West Coast genre affording ample space for creative blowing, composer credits are given by the annoucer. Manne along with Oscar Pettiford and pianist Dick katz provides excellent support for Stan Getz on his tender ballad rendition of Little Girl Blue and a seemingly effortlessly swinging version of Lover Come Back to Me...
Doug Campbell, North East Press, April 1995
From the booklet

Shelly Manne
Stan Getz
Zoot Sims
Live 1956 & 1957


1 Introduction  0:34
2 Some Blues (Bronx Blues) (Manne)  5:09
3 Polka Dots and Moonbeams (Burke, VanHeusen)  3:34
4 Introduction  0:36
5 Jordu (Jordan)  3:57
6 Lover Man (Davis, Ramirez, Sherman)  4:45
7 Ain't You a Mess (Allison)  2:44
8 Introduction  0:40
9 The Dart Game (Mariano)  4:47
10 Pathenia (Manne)  4:36
11 Bea's Flat (Freeman)  4:10
12 A Gem from Tiffany (Holman)  3:12
13 Little Girl Blue (Hart, Rodgers)  3:49
14 Lover, Come Back to Me (Hammerstein II, Romberg)  4:57
15 Closing 0:24
16 Introduction  0:35
17 There Will Never Be Another You (Gordon, Warren)  4:17
18 You Go to My Head (Coots, Gillespie)  5:25
19 Bohemia After Dark/Closing (Pettiford)  1:40 

Stan Getz - ts
Mose Allison - p
Willie Stump Jr. - b
Frank Isola - dr
Recorded at Red Hill, Pennsauken, New Jersey ; February 16, 1957
Stan Getz - ts
Mose Allison - p
Jug Taylor - b
Paul Motian - dr
Recorded same place as above ; May 18, 1957
Stu Williamson - tp
Charlie Mariano - as
Russ Freeman - p
Leroy Vinnegar - b
Shelly Manne - dr
Recorded at Basin Street, New York City ; April 12, 1956
Stan Getz - ts
Dick Katz - p
Oscar Pettiford - b
Shelly Manne - dr
Recorded same place & Date as above
Zoot Sims - ts & as
Billy Triglia - p
Nelson Boyd - b
Charlie Blackwell - dr
Recorded at Red Hill, Pennsauken, New Jersey ; December 22, 1956


Melanchthon said...


Prof. Yaffle said...

Thank you

ProfessorCalculus said...

Thanks Mel.

danair said...

Thanks for this Mel.

Jaffa said...

Thanks Mel; Didn't know parts of this one ! Much appreciated.

Otis Foster said...

Thnx melanchthon. I knew Mose had done some jazz gigs but never knew he played with Getz. That must have been quite a scene,

cvllos said...

Oh, another discovery!
Congratulations & thanks!

Lexman said...

thanks a lot!!

rubberduck said...

many thanks Mel, my Zoot collection is growing...

jose luis said...

Thank you, Mel.

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