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Bud Shank

Duration:
1 hour
First broadcast:
Saturday 20 June 2009

Bud Shank was one of the major figures in West Coast Jazz before his death in April 2009. To commemorate Bud and his music, Alyn Shipton selects Shank's key recordings, with the help of a 1992 archive interview with the man himself, covering his work with Stan Kenton, Shorty Rogers, the LA Four and many of his own groups.

Music Played

10 items
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    Bud Shank Bags of Blues

    Composer: Cooper Performers: Bud Shank (alto saxophone), Claude Williamson (piano), Don Prell (bass), Chuck Flores (drums). Hollywood, 25 Jan 1956

    The Original Bud Shank Quartet: The Pacific Jazz Years, Giant Steps, GSCR 028 CD 1, Tr 9

  • Image for Shorty Rogers/Bud Shank Lighthouse All Stars

    Shorty Rogers/Bud Shank Lighthouse All Stars Lotus Bud

    Composer: Rogers Performers: Shorty Rogers, Conte Candoli (trumpet), Bud Shank (alto saxophone), Bill Perkins (baritone saxophone), Bob Cooper (tenor saxophone), Pete Jolly (piano), Monte Budwig (bass), Larance Marable (drums). 4 August 1991

    America The Beautiful, Candid, CCD 79510, Tr 5

  • Image for Stan Kenton

    Stan Kenton Reflections (City of Glass - 3rd mvt)

    Composer: Bob Graettinger Performers: John Howell, Maynard Ferguson, Conte Candoli, Stu Williamson, John Coppola (trumpte), Bob Fitzpatrick, Harry Betts, Bill Russo, Dick Kenney (trombone), George Roberts (bass trombone), Stan Fletcher (tuba), John Graas, Lloyd Otto, George Price (french horn), Bud Shank, Art Pepper, Bob Cooper, Bart Calderall, Bob Gioga (reeds), strings directed by Alex Law, Stah Kenton (piano), Ralph Blaze (guitar), Don Bagley, Abe Luboff (bass), Shelly Manne (drums). 5 Dec 1951

    Stan Kenton 1951-52, Classics, 1428, Tr 2

  • Image for Howard Rumsey's Lighthouse All-Stars

    Howard Rumsey's Lighthouse All-Stars Beau Boy

    Composer: Rogers Performers: Rolf Ericson, Chet Baker (trumpet), Bud Shank (alto saxophone), Bob Cooper (tenor saxophone), Claude Williamson (piano), Howard Rumsey (bass), Max Roach (drums). September 1953

    Sunday Jazz at the Lighthouse, Vol 2, Contemporary, OJC CD 972-2, Tr 8

  • Image for Bud Shank

    Bud Shank The Nearness of you

    Composer: Carmichael, Washington Performers: Bud Shank (flute), Bob Cooper (oboe), Claude Williamson (piano), Don Prell (bass), Chuck Flores (drums). 19 Jan 1956

    Original Bud Shank Quartet: The Pacific Jazz Years, Giant Steps, GSCR CD 1 028, Tr 3

  • Image for Buddy Bregman

    Buddy Bregman Honey Chile

    Composer: Bregman Performers: Conte Candoli (trumpet), Frank Rosolino (trombone), Bud Shank (alto saxophone), Stan Getz (tenor saxophone), Jimmy Giuffre (baritone), Paul Smith (piano), Al Hendrickson (guitar), Joe Mondragon (bass), Stab Levey (drums). Dec 1956

    Swinging Kicks, Verve, 559 514-2, Tr 15

  • Image for Bud Shank/Laurindo Almeida

    Bud Shank/Laurindo Almeida Harlem Samba

    Composer: Almeida Performers: Laurindo Almeida (guitar), Buid Shank (alto saxophone, flute), Gary Peacock (bass), Chuck Flores (drums). 1958

    Brazilliance Vol 2, Blue Note/Pacfic Jazz, CDP 7961022, Tr 11

  • Image for Bud Shank and Roumanis String Quartet

    Bud Shank and Roumanis String Quartet Veiled in Blue

    Composer: Roumanis Performers: Bud Shank and Roumanis String Quartet: Bud Shank (alto saxophone), Irene Sazer (violin), Carla Picchi (violin), Paul Ehrlich (viola), Dan Reiter (cello)

    Drifting Timelessly, Capri, 75001-2, Tr 6

  • Image for L A Four

    L A Four Pavanne, Op 50

    Composer: Faure Performers: Bud Shank (alto saxophone), Laurindo Almeida (guitar), Ray Brown (bass), Jeff Hamilton (drums)

    Zaca, Concord, 4130, Tr 6

  • Image for Lighthouse All Stars

    Lighthouse All Stars Double Trouble

    Composer: Shank Performers: Shorty Rogers, Conte Candoli (trumpet), Bud Shank (alto saxophone), Bill Perkins (baritone saxophone), Bob Cooper (tenor saxophone), Pete Jolly (piano), Monte Budwig (bass), Larance Marable (drums). 4 August 1991

    Eight Borthers, Candid, 79521, Tr 10

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