Monday, October 24, 2011

Shelly Manne & His Men - At The Black Hawk, Vol. 4 (1960) [Remastered 1991]

Shelly Manne & His Men - At The Black Hawk, Vol. 4 (1960) [Remastered 1991]
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Genre ~ Hard Bop, Cool | Label ~ Contemporary Records

Shelly Manne's 1959 quintet (with trumpeter Joe Gordon, tenor saxophonist Richie Kamuca, pianist Victor Feldman, bassist Monty Budwig, and the drummer/leader) was not his most important, but it was a hard-swinging unit well versed in bebop. Their three days at the Black Hawk (a popular San Francisco jazz club during this era) was almost completely documented, originally on four LPs and now expanded to five CDs. As with the first three sets, the fourth volume adds an alternate take (of "Cabu") to the original program ("Cabu," "Just Squeeze Me," "Nightingale," and a full-length version of their theme, "A Gem from Tiffany"). The lengthy solos are consistently excellent, making this entire series recommended to straight-ahead jazz fans. ~ AllMusic


01. Cabu (11:00)
02. Just Squeeze Me (13:02)
03. Nightingale (12:07)
04. Theme: A Gem From Tiffany (10:10)
05. Cabu (alternate version) (11:51)

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