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Shorty Rogers

Alyn Shipton presents an archive interview with trumpeter Shorty Rodgers, who was one of jazz's most distinctive instrumentalists and arrangers.

The trumpeter Shorty Rogers was one of the founders of the West Coast "cool" school of jazz, following a varied apprenticeship in the big bands of Woody Herman and Stan Kenton. Back in 1992, Alyn Shipton interviewed Shorty at length about his recording career, and this archive interview with the man himself is the backdrop to tonight's Jazz Library. From his quintet, the Giants, to his big band, and from seminal albums such as Cool and Crazy to his final discs with the Lighthouse All Stars, this is the essential guide to the finest recordings by one of jazz's most distinctive instrumentalists and arrangers.

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Sun 8 Jan 2012 00:00

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  • Shorty Rogers, Bud Shank and the Lighthouse All Stars

    Casa de Luz

    Composer: Rogers Performers: Shorty Rodgers, t, flh; Cante Candoli, t; Bill Perkins, ss, ts, bs; Bud Shank, as; Bob Cooper, ts; Pete Jolly, p; Larance Marable, d. Entourage Studios, North Hollywood, CA, 1991.

    • America The Beautiful.
    • Candid.
    • 79810.
  • Shorty Rogers & His Giants

    Popo

    Composer: Rogers Performers: Shorty Rogers, t; John Graas, frh; Gene Englund, tu; Art Pepper, as; Jimmy Giuffre, ts; Hampton Hawes, p; Don Bagley, b; Shelly Manne d. Hollywood, July 1, 1951

    • West Coast Sounds.
    • Fresh Sound.
    • 2231.
  • Shorty Rogers & His Giants

    Diablos Dance

    Composer: Rogers Performers: Shorty Rogers, t; Mily Bernhart, tb; John Gaas, fh; Gene Englund, tu; Art Pepper, as; Jimmy Giuffre, ts; Joe Mandragon, db; Hampton Hawes, p; Shelly Manne, d. RCA Studios, Hollywood,1953

    • Sweetheart of Sigmund Freud.
    • Giant Steps.
    • GIST 009.
  • Shorty Rogers and his Orchestra feat. The Giants

    Infinity Promenade

    Composer: Rogers Performers: Shorty Rogers, Conrad Gozzo, Maynard Ferguson, Tom Reeves, John Howell, t; Harry Betts, Milt Bernhardt, tb; John Haliburton, btb; John Graas, frh; Gene Englund, tu; Art Pepper, as, ts; Bud Shank, as, bs; Jimmy Giuffre, cl, ts, bs; Bob Cooper,ts, bs; Marty Paich, p; Curtis Counce b, Shelly Manne, d. Hollywood, March - April , 1953

    • West Coast Sounds.
    • Fresh Sound.
    • 2231.
  • Shorty Rogers

    Tale of an African Lobster

    Composer: Rogers Performers: Shorty Rogers, Gonrad Gozzo, Maynard Ferguson, Pete Candoli, John Howell, t; Harry Betts, tb; John Graas, frh; Gene England, tu; Bud Shank, Art Pepper, as; Jimmy Giuffre, ts; Bob Cooper, bari; Marty Paich, p; Curtis Counce, b; Shelly Manne, d. Los Angeles, April 2, 1953.

    • Sweetheart of Sigmund Freud.
    • Giant Steps.
    • GIST 009.
  • Howard Rumsey’s Lighthouse All‐Stars

    Swing Shift

    Composer: Anon Performers: Shorty Rogers, t; Milt Bernhart tb; Bob Cooper, Jimmy Giuffre, ts; Frank Patchen, p; Howard Rumsey, b; Shelly Manne d. 22 Jul 1952

    • Shorty Rogers: Sweetheart of Sigmund Freud.
    • Giant Steps.
    • GIST 009.
  • Jimmy Giuffre

    Nutty Pine

    Composer: Giuffre Performers: Jimmy Giuffre, cl, ts; Jack Sheldon, t; Shorty Rogers, fh; Bob Enevoldsen, tb; Bud Shank, as; Ralph Pena, b; Shelly Manne, d. 15 April 1954.

    • The Complete Capitol Recordings 1954-55.
    • Fresh Sound.
    • FSR 2225.
  • Shorty Rogers

    Martians Go Home

    Performers: Shorty Rogers, t; Jimmy Giuffre, cl; Pete Jolly, p; Curtis Counce, b; Shelly Manne, d. 1 March 1955

    • Complete Quintet Sessions 1954-56 Vol. 1.
    • Fresh Sound.
    • FSR 2234.
  • Shorty Rogers

    Blues In The Night

    Composer: Mercer/Arlen Performers: Short Rogers, Pete Condoli, Al Porcino, Don Fagerquist, Oliver Mitchell, Ray Triscari, Buddy Childers, Carroll Lewis, Ray Linn, t; Paul Horn, as; Bob Cooper, Bill Holman, Herb Geller, ts ; Charles Gentry, bs; Harry Betts, Kenneth Schroyer, Bob Envoldson, Richard Nash, Frank Rosolino, Marshall Cram, David Wells, tb; Jimmy Giuffrre, c; Eugene Estes, Larry Bunker, Red Norvo, vb; Pete Jolly, p; Barney Kessel, Howard Roberts, g; Joe Mondragon, bass; Mel Lewis, d. BMG Recording Studios, NY, Oct 1990.

    • Swings.
    • Bluebird.
    • ND 83012.
  • Shorty Rogers

    At Home With Sweets

    Composer: Rogers Performers: Conte Candoli, Pete Candoli, Harry Edison, Maynard Ferguson ,t; Shorty Rogers ,fh ; Milt Bernhardt, Frank Rosolino, tb ; Bob Enevoldsen, vtb; George Roberts, btb ; John Graas, frh ;Paul Sarmento, tu ; Charlie Mariano, Art Pepper, as ;Bill Holman, Jack Montrose, ts; Jimmy Giuffre, bs; Lou Levy, p; Ralph Peña, b; Stan Levey, d. Hollywood, July 5, 1956

    • And His Orchestra Featuring the Giants 1954-56.
    • Fresh Sound.
    • FSR 2231.
  • Shorty Rogers, Bud Shank and the Lighthouse All Stars

    Fun

    Composer: Rogers Performers: Shorty Rodgers, t, flh; Cante Candoli, t; Bill Perkins, ss, ts, bs; Bud Shank, as; Bob Cooper, ts; Pete Jolly, p; Larance Marable, d. Entourage Studios, North Hollywood, CA,

    • America The Beautiful.
    • Candid.
    • 79510.

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