Tuesday, March 29, 2016

A Portrait of Shorty Rogers

A fine middle-register trumpeter whose style seemed to practically define "cool jazz," Shorty Rogers was actually more significant for his arranging, both in jazz and in the movie studios. After gaining early experience with Will Bradley and Red Norvo and serving in the military, Rogers rose to fame as a member of Woody Herman's First and Second Herds (1945-1946 and 1947-1949), and somehow he managed to bring some swing to the Stan Kenton Innovations Orchestra (1950-1951), clearly enjoying writing for the stratospheric flights of Maynard Ferguson. After that association ran its course, Rogers settled in Los Angeles where he led his Giants (which ranged from a quintet to a nonet and a big band) on a series of rewarding West Coast jazz-styled recordings and wrote for the studios, helping greatly to bring jazz into the movies; his scores for The Wild One and The Man With the Golden Arm are particularly memorable. After 1962, Rogers stuck almost exclusively to writing for television and films, but in 1982 he began a comeback in jazz. Rogers reorganized and headed the Lighthouse All-Stars and, although his own playing was not quite as strong as previously, he remained a welcome presence both in clubs and recordings.
Scott Yanow

Source : http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=11:apfixqr5ldfe~T1

Shorty Rogers
A Portrait of Shorty

Tracks

1 Saturnian Sleigh Ride  3:48
2 Martians Lullaby  7:13
3 The Line Backer  4:11
4 Grand Slam  4:57
5 Play ! Boy  5:43
6 A Geophysical Ear  3:46
7 Red Dog Play  4:49
8 Bluezies  6:40

All Compositions by Shorty Rogers


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Personnel
Featuring Shorty Rogers, Al Porcina, Conrad Gonzo, Don Fagerquist, Conte Candoli, Pete Candoli, Frank Rosolino, George Roberts, Herb Geller, Richie Kamuca, Pepper Adams, Lou Levy, Stan Levey, etc...

Recorded in Los Angeles ; between July 15 & August 11, 1957

21 comments:

PlantDoctor53 said...

Thank you Baruch. I just love Shorty.

Orbyt said...

My kind of Portrait. Thank you Baruch!

grumpy said...

Thanks Baruch - great album!

anomia said...

Oh my, what's the password?

Tibau said...

Agora foi que eu vi este post do Shorty. Era um dos que faltavam na minha coleção.
Obrigado.

Baron said...

Thanks Baruch ... Baron

glinka21 said...

Always liked Rogers' early stuff, both the composed and the arrangements. Thanks for putting this up.

grumpy said...

Lost in a HD crash - any chance of a re-up, please?

Historicus said...

Many thanks, very appreciated!

deGallo said...

Nice! Thank you.

ProfessorCalculus said...

Thanks Mel

Anonymous said...

The archive has become corrupt. In other words it has come up "short'. Ha! Ha! Please have a fiddle to see if all is well. Thanking you- Shalom Salaam Shanti

Musrafak said...

The links are wrong, I think

The name of one of these is "Shrt Rgrs ndr Prvn rchstr - Cllbrtn.7z"
The other one is "Shrt Rgrs Hs Gnts - Prtrt f Shrty.7z"

The first one is the part 1 of Shorty Rodgers & André Previn
The second one is the part II of Portrait Of Shorty

Melanchthon said...

http://www1.zippyshare.com/v/Nr6iaJxb/file.html
http://www1.zippyshare.com/v/CZgpqbux/file.html

francisco santos said...

there's something wrong wiyh the files...can you please take a look?...
THX1...

francisco santos said...

sorry about the mistakes like ''with''...check it out....FIX THEM!...
keep up the fantastic S.V.N.V.
THX!....

Tom Billisson said...

Just downloaded the files. Works fine for me.
Thanks Mel. Great music.

adakun said...

Todo Ok!! Saludos.

grumpy said...

Wonderful! Many thanks for the new links Mel.

Axel.T. said...

My best friend in the late 1960s had moved to Huntington Harbor from the "Valley" and his next door neighbor was Milton "Shorty" Rogers. I about freaked out and asked him to take me to meet him, but he never did. My friend had no idea of the legacy Shorty would leave to the West Coast Jazz world.

Jazzsoulman said...

Thank You