Genre: Jazz
Format: 33RPM,
Size: 12"


Shorty Rogers The Wizard Of Oz And Other Harold Arlen Songs 180g LP (Mono)

Shorty Rogers

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180g Virgin Vinyl High Quality Pressing! Pure Analogue Audiophile Mastering!

Special Note: Contrary to what the cover artwork implies, this is a Mono Recording.

Shorty Rogers was one of the principal creators of West Coast jazz. He played both the trumpet and flugelhorn, and was in demand for his skills as an arranger. He began as a bugler with the Furriers Post of Jewish War Veterans Boy Scout drum and bugle corps in The Bronx, New York. He played with a number of big bands in the late 1940s, and arranged for Woody Herman, later going to Stan Kenton and His Orchestra. Eventually, he formed a jazz group, The Giants, and recorded a number of albums for RCA Victor. He composed music for the avant-garde UPA cartoons featuring Dr. Seuss (Theodore Geisel) and Stan Freberg, while continuing to arrange and perform many pop and jazz recordings.

"All of trumpeter/arranger Shorty Rogers' recordings from the 1950s (which were quite influential on both arrangers and cool-toned soloists) are well worth searching for... On the first side, Rogers and his Orchestra (which includes such fine soloists as Jimmy Giuffre on clarinet and tenor, valve trombonist Bob Enevoldsen, altoists Bud Shank and Herb Geller, guitarist Barney Kessel and pianist Pete Jolly) perform five familiar songs from Oz, plus 'The Jitterbug,' which did not make it into the final cut. This date is rounded out by fresh versions of five of Arlen's most famous songs, including 'Get Happy,' 'Blues In the Night' and 'That Old Black Magic.' Wonderful music." - Scott Yanow,, Rated 4/5 Stars

• 180g Virgin Vinyl
• Mono Reissue (Stereo Artwork used)
• High Quality Pressing
• Pure Analogue Audiophile Mastering

Shorty Rogers, trumpet
Giants Orchestra

Side One:

1. We're Off To See The Wizard
2. Over the Rainbow
3. The Jitterbug
4. The Merry Old Land of Oz
5. If I Only Had a Brain
6. Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead
Side Two:
7. My Shining Hour
8. Get Happy
9. Blues In The Night
10. Let's Fall In Love
11. That Old Black Magic

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