Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Shorty Rogers & André Previn - Collaboration

For this slightly unusual cd, Shorty Rogers and Andre Previn split the arranging chores in a somewhat competitive fashion. Rogers arranges a standard and then that is followed by a Previn original based on the same chord structure. This procedure is followed until the halfway point of the date when they reverse roles. As performed by a nonet featuring Rogers' trumpet, Previn's piano, altoist Bud Shank, Bob Cooper on tenor, baritonist Jimmy Giuffre, trombonist Milt Bernhart and a rhythm section, the result is a dead heat with some fine swinging solos on tunes (and variations) of such songs as "It's DeLovely," "You Stepped Out Of A Dream" and "You Do Something To Me."
Scott Yanow

Source : http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:0xfpxqtgldae

Shorty Rogers 
André Previn


1 It's Delovely** (Porter)  2:30
2 Porterhouse** (Previn)  2:49
3 Heat Wave (Berlin)  2:40
4 40 Below* (Previn)  2:44
5 You Stepped out of a Dream (Brown, Kahn)  2:28
6 Claudia* (Previn)  3:27
7 You Do Something to Me** (Porter)  3:09
8 Call for Cole** (Rogers)  2:20
9 Everything I've Got (Rogers, Hart)  3:38
10 Some Antics* (Rogers)  3:25
11 It Only Happens When I Dance with You (Berlin)  3:04
12 General Cluster* (Rogers)  3:00


Shorty Rogers - tp
André Previn - p
Milt Bernhart - tb
Bud Shank - as & fl
Bob Cooper - ts & ob
Jimmy Giuffre - bs
Al Hendrickson or Jack Marshall** - g
Joe Mondragon or Curtis Counce* - b
Shelly Manne - dr

Recorded in Los Angeles ; March 30, 1954 [# 1, 5, 9 & 11] ; June 14, 1954 [# 4, 6, 10 & 12] ; September 14, 1954 [# 1, 2, 7 & 8]


mybonnie77 said...

Thanks Mel.

Frank said...

Love that West Coast thing!

Kovina Kris said...

Thank you very much!

ZM-JazzRock said...

Mel, really nice "composition": two great leaders, swapping roles along the record sessions. This is a must-have for any jazz fan. And what a "combo" they have as sidemen...! Anxious to hear this. Many thanx mon ami.

8mmbolex said...

always loved this record but never fully understood it's conceptual structure. thanks, you've provided me with new ears for it.

stringbender said...

Merci beaucoup!!

glinka21 said...

Any chance of getting a re-up on this? I've long been a fan of Rogers. What a glorious sound and inventive sense he had!

Melanchthon said...


deGallo said...

Thank you.

Historicus said...

Thanks a lot for your reupload!

alfred venison said...

thank you, interesting concept. -a.v.

Fred Archtop said...

Thanks Mel. Best to you.

daniel genovese said...


AmyBRAINS said...

Another very nice album.
Thanks a lot, Melanchthon.

bventure said...

Thanks for reposting this, sounds great, Jimmy Giuffre a big bonus for me.

Jazzsoulman said...

Thank You