Shorty Rogers & His Giants - Jazz Waltz - 180g LP

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Shorty Rogers & His Giants - Jazz Waltz - 180g LP
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Pure Pleasure - PPAN R9-6060 -180 Gram Virgin Vinyl - AAA 100% Analogue

Audiophile Mastering by Ray Staff at Air London

Limited Edition - Pressed  at Pallas Germany - Reprise R9-6060 

AAA 100% Analogue This LP was Remastered using Pure Analogue Components Only, from the Master Tapes through to the Cutting Head

The sound Reprise Records captured was fine. The remastering of Ray Staff takes it to wonderful. There's a nice sense of soundstage. Brass instruments have bite. Bass is deep and detailed. And the rest of the instruments offer a sound similar to what you'd expect to hear. For the relatively short (sorry) time Shorty Rogers devoted to playing jazz, he managed to leave behind a comprehensive discography. But this album may well show off all his talents best. And while it may not be an "essential" jazz LP to own, missing it will diminish your jazz education. Kudos to Pure Pleasure Records for reviving it for our enjoyment. Highly recommended.- Auralmusing

 Shorty Rogers' Jazz Waltz is exactly that, an exploration of ten compositions played in waltz settings. Only these big-band charts are hardly the waltzes heard on Lawrence Welk's long-running television series. Rogers kicks off with a swinging number ("I'm Gonna Go Fishin'") written by Duke Ellington for the soundtrack to the film Anatomy of a Murder and featuring the leader's rich flügelhorn.
The lyrical take of the centuries-old folk melody "Greensleeves" alternates between the tense rhythm section and Bud Shank's gorgeous flute solo. Rogers' delightful "Be as Children" almost sounds as if it was adapted from a gospel song. The brisk treatment of Ellington's "Echoes of Harlem," featuring Paul Horn on flute, is refreshing. Only Bobby Scott's "A Taste of Honey" is the least bit disappointing, simply because this arrangement isn't quite as adventurous as the rest of the album. Originally issued by Reprise in 1962 and out of print for decades.     

Shorty Rogers, flugelhorn
Bud Shank, alto saxophone
Joe Mani, alto saxophone (tracks: A1, A3, A5, B1) 
Paul Horn, alto saxophone, flute (tracks: A2, A4, B2 to B5) 
Bill Hood, baritone saxophone (tracks: A1, A3, A5, B1) 
Joe Mondragon, bass
George Roberts, bass trombone (tracks: A1, A3, A5, B1)
Kenny Shroyer, bass trombone
Mel Lewis, drums
Lou Levy, piano
Bill Perkins, tenor saxophone (tracks: A1, A3, A5, B1)
Bob Cooper, tenor saxophone (tracks: A1, A3, A5, B1) 
Harry Betts, trombone (tracks: A1, A3, A5, B1), Milt Bernhardt, trombone (tracks: A1, A3, A5, B1) 
Al Porcino, trumpet (tracks: A1, A3, A5, B1), Ray Triscari, trumpet (tracks: A1, A3, A5, B1) 
Joe Burnett, trumpet, flugelhorn
Ollie Mitchell, trumpet, flugelhorn
Emil Richards, vibraphone (tracks: A2, A4, B2 to B5), 
Larry Bunker, vibraphone (tracks: A1, A3, A5, B1)

Side A:
1. I’m Gonna Go Fishin’
2. Greensleeves
3. Walk On The Wild Side
4. Witchcraft 5. Be As Children
Side B:
1. Jazz Waltz
2. Echoes of Harlem
3. A Taste Of Honey
4. Terences’s Farewell
5. The Streets Of Laredo                   

 Arranged by Shorty Rogers
Produced by Chuck Sagle
Recorded:  1962
Shorty Rogers & His Giants - Jazz Waltz - 180g LP
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