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Shelly Manne And His Men At The BlackHawk Volume 2

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Step Lightly
12:59  
02
What's New
13:28  
03
Vamp's Blues
20:14  
04
Step Lightly (Alternate Take)
14:18  
05
Theme: A Gem From Tiffany
0:42  
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Total Tracks: 5   Total Length: 61:41

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Shorty Rogers and the Migration of the Cool

By Kevin Whitehead, Contributor

Some good music never goes out of style: Jazz fans everywhere revere the cooking hard bop of the 1950s. So why is the other big '50s trend, cool jazz, barely on modern radar? If you want to know how fresh and airy it still sounds, hear trumpeter/composer/arranger/cool exemplar Shorty Rogers on "Popo," "Didi," "Four Mothers" and "Sam and the Lady" from his first 1951 octet session: tightly arranged, swinging jazz with breezy orchestral colors, and… more »

They Say All Music Guide

Vol. 2 of the five CDs that document drummer Shelly Manne’s Quintet at the Black Hawk club in San Francisco during a three-day period adds a new alternate take of Charlie Mariano’s “Step Lightly” to the original program (“Step Lightly,” “What’s New,” “Vamp’s Blues”). These lengthy performances (“Vamp’s Blues” is over 19 minutes long) give trumpeter Joe Gordon, the cool-toned tenor-saxophonist Richie Kamuca, pianist Victor Feldman, bassist Monty Budwig and the leader/drummer a chance to really stretch out. Fine 1950s bebop. – Scott Yanow