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Shelly Manne

1 hour
First broadcast:
Saturday 25 July 2009

Alyn Shipton is joined by drum expert Richard Pite to select highlights from Shelly Manne's prolific recording career, showing his total mastery of percussion in any idiom. Manne spanned more different styles of jazz than almost any musician, ranging from the swing groups of Coleman Hawkins to the free jazz of Ornette Coleman.

Music Played

10 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
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    Coleman Hawkins Coleman Hawkins - The Man I Love

    Composer: Gershwin Performers: Coleman Hawkins (tenor saxophone), Eddie Heywood (piano), Oscar Pettiford (bass), Shelly Manne (drums). 23 Dec 1943

    Introduction to Coleman Hawkins, Fuel 2000, 302061 582 2, Tr 4

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    Stan Kenton Artistry in Percussion

    Composer: Rugulo Performers: Buddy Childers, Ray Wetzel, Chico Alvarez, John Anderson, Ken Hanna (trumpet), Kai Winding, Miff Sines, Milt Kabak (trombone), Bart Varsaloma (bass trombone), Al Anthonym Boots Mussulli, Vido Musso, Bob Cooper, Bob Gioga (reeds), Stan Kenton (piano), Bob Ahern (guitar), Eddie Safranski (bass), Shelly Manne (drums). 4 June 1946

    Stan Kenton Story, Proper, Properbox 13 CD 2, Tr 22

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    Shorty Rogers Chiquito Loco

    Composer: Rogers Performers: Shorty Rogers, Conrad Gozzo, Maynard Ferguson, Tom Reeves, John Howell (trumpet), Milt Bernhart, Harry Betts, John Haliburton (trombone), John Graas (french horn), Gene Englund (tuba), Art Pepper, Bud Shank, Jimmy Giuffre, Bobb Cooper (reeds), Marty Paich (piano), Curtis Counce (bass), Shelly Manne (drums). March/April 1953

    West Coast Sounds, Fresh Sound, 2231 CD 1, Tr 24

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    Shelly Manne The Sound Effects Manne

    Composer: Manne Performers: Shelly Manne (percussion), Russ Freeman (piano). rec: 1954 Originally on The Three and the Two (Contemporary)

    Best of Shelly Manne, Contemporary, 5715, Tr 11

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    Shelly Manne Trio: With a Little Bit of Luck

    Composer: Lerner/Leowe Performers: Shelly Manne (drums), Andre Previn (piano), Leroy Vinnegar (bass). August 17, 1956

    My Fair Lady, Contemporary/Original Jazz Classics, OJCCD 336, Tr 7

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    Shelly Manne Poco Loco

    Composer: Powell Performers: Stu Williamson (trumpet), Charlie Mariano (alto saxophone), Russ Freeman (piano), Leroy Vinnegar (bass), Shelly Manne (drums). Rec. 1956

    Swingin' Sounds, Contemporary, OJCCD 267-2, Tr 4

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    Shelly Manne Concerto for Clarinet and Combo Part 2

    Composer: Bill Smith Performers: Bill Smith (clarinet), Russ Freeman (piano), Monty Budwig (bass), Shelly Manne (drums)

    Shelly Manne and his Men Vol 2, Contemporary, OJCCD 1910-2, Tr 8

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    Ornette Coleman Tomorrow Is the Question

    Composer: Coleman Performers: Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone), Don Cherry (trumpet), Percy Heath (bass), Shelly Manne (drums). March 1959

    Tomorrow is the Question, Original Jazz Classics, 342, Tr 1

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    Shelly Manne & His Men Poinciana

    Composer: Simon, Lliso, Bernier Performers: Joe Gordon (trumpet), Richie Kamuca (tenor saxophone), Victor Feldman (piano), Monty Budwig (bass), Shelly Manne (drums). 1959

    Live at the Blackhawk Vol 1, Original Jazz Classics (Contemporary), 656, Tr 3

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    Shelly Manne Three on a Match

    Composer: John Morell Performers: Gary Barone (trumpet), John Gross (tenor saxophone), Mike Wofford (electric piano), John Morell (guitar), Roland Haynes (bass), Shelly Manne (drums). Ronnie Scott's July 1970.

    Alive in London, Contemporary, OJCCD 7732, Tr 1



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