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Shelly Manne And His Men At The BlackHawk Volume 3

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I Am In Love
Whisper Not
Black Hawk Blues
Whisper Not (Alternate Take)
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Total Tracks: 4   Total Length: 54:11

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1 zillion stars


this is one of my top 5 jazz records ever. all 5 volumes.

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They Say All Music Guide

Originally released as four LPs, the Shelly Manne Quintet’s three days at San Francisco’s Black Hawk club is now documented on five CDs. The third volume adds a second (and longer) version of “Whisper Not” to the original rendition, Cole Porter’s “I Am in Love” and the spontaneous 18-minute “Black Hawk Blues.” Considering how much music was documented, it is fortunate that trumpeter Joe Gordon, tenorman Richie Kamuca, pianist Victor Feldman, bassist Monty Budwig and drummer Shelly Manne were in top form for this enjoyable gig. The music is high-quality straightforward and uncomplicated bebop. – Scott Yanow