Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Bud Shank Quintet & Sextet - New Groove & Barefoot Adventure

The two albums included here, New Groove, and Barefoot Adventure, present Bud Shank not only on alto sax, but also on baritone, an instrument he had played in clubs and as a sideman in sporadic studio sessions since the early ‘50s, but never before on his own recording dates. And while his alto has his customary command and fluency, his work on the less familiar baritone is equally impressive, the sound hard and driving, with expressive use of dynamics.
In these 1961 recordings, he fronts two similar groups, with a fresh approach, more groove-based and soulful, compared to previous works. With that in mind, he hired the young and talented trumpeter Carmell Jones, just arrived to the L.A. scene from Kansas City, whose warmth and enthusiasm on both sides are contagious. On Barefoot Adventure, the presence of Bob Cooper is felt throughout, with his tenor solos consistenly fluent and swinging.
In the rhythm, Dennis Budimir on guitar handles most of the comping chores in his puckish prodding way ; Gary Peacock shows he was developing into a reliable rhythm mate ; and Mel Lewis in the first date and Shelly Manne in the second, play with their celebrated taste, imagination, and musicianship.

Source :

Bud Shank
New Groove
Barefoot Adventure
(2 Lps On 1 Cd)
Feat. Carmell Jones & Bob Cooper


1 New Groove (Shank)  6:44
2 The Awakening (Shank)  4:24
3 White Lightnin’ (Shank)  5:20
4 Sultry Serenade (Ellington)  7:12
5 Well, You Needen’t (Monk)  6:57
6 Liddledabllduya (Peacock)  3:55
7 Barefoot Adventure (Shank)  4:12
8 Shoeless Beach Meeting (Shank)  4:05
9 Jungle Cruise (Shank)  4:44
10 How High the Makaha (Shank)  3:11
11 Well, ‘Pon My Soul (Shank)  4:14
12 Ala Moana (Shank)  2:15
13 Bruce Is Loose (Shank)  3:23
14 Dance of the Sea Monsters (Shank)  4:07


[# 1-6] from the Pacific album "New Groove" (Stereo-21)
Carmell Jones - tp
Bud Shank - as & bs
Dennis Budimir - g
Gary Peacock - b
Mel Lewis - dr
Recorded at Rex Productions, Los Angeles ; February 22, 1961
[# 7-14] from the Pacific album "Barefoot Adventure" (PJ-35)
Same as above, but
Bob Cooper - ts, is added
Shelly Manne - dr, replaces Mel Lewis
Recorded same place ; September 8, 1961


ruperberger said...

Gracias Mel!!!

Val said...

Many Thx Mel !

Francisco Henriques said...
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Luiz said...

Thank you very much!

estravagario said...

Thank you Melanchthon !

upkerry14 said...

Thanks Mel. I haven't listened to anything like this in quite awhile (so much new jazz to hear). It reminds me why I fell in love with jazz in the first place. It looks very tasty. All the best, bill

John Pickworth said...

Many thanks Mel !

glinka21 said...

You are a gentleman of exquisite taste, and painstaking detail. Thank you!

Philo said...

Another lovely jazz obscurity! Wonderful music. Thanks Mel.

AmyBRAINS said...

Great, great, great!!!
Many thanks, Melancthon.

fcapeau said...

Love these sessions, and ... what a crew ! Many thanks, Mel

jose arboleda said...

muchas gracias

Paul Brigg said...

Many thanks -- always happy to find more Carmell Jones recordings!

neil said...

Also issued as CD5 of Mosaic's 'The Pacific Jazz Bud Shank Studio Sessions [1956-61]'...

ProfessorCalculus said...

Mel, you are far ahead of the class. Thanks for the goodies.

pedro gamundi said...


adakun said...

Dos excelentes discos. Muchas gracias

furnguy said...


could use some help downloading w Rapidshare. is this a pay only service?


SamRivers D said...

gary peacock is a hoot in this setting, at this point in his career. everybody's great though. great album. thanks for sharing.

Bhowani said...

After lots of trials for days, the link is working for me today !

thanks a lot, Mel !

Melanchthon said...

Luis Lorenzo said...

Gracias Mel!

francisco santos said...


deGallo said...

Thank you.

jm said...

How very much, over several years, you have enabled and encouraged me to both broaden my exposure to the new (for me) and to recover, review, and renew my engagement with the old (to me)! Thank you so much.

Historicus said...


Pedro del Castillo Alonso said...

Thank you Mel

Anonymous said...

Thank you MM, I miss Bud so much

Axel.T. said...

Thanks a million Mel for these 2 classics! Just the kind of jazz you can listen to and not get tired of these great players and tunes.
Best to you,
Thanks for these,

sep troelstra said...

Thanks a lot!!

alfred venison said...

thank you for this. -a.v.