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LA4 - Just Friends (1978) [Reissue 2003] (Re-up)

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LA4 - Just Friends (1978) [Reissue 2003] (Re-up)

LA4 - Just Friends (1978) [Reissue 2003]
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 195 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 84 MB | Covers - 95 MB
Genre: Cool Jazz, Latin Jazz, Post-Bop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Groove Note (GRV1016-3)

On this rewarding set, the L.A. Four (altoist Bud Shank, acoustic guitarist Laurindo Almeida, bassist Ray Brown, and drummer Jeff Hamilton) perform a Bach melody, "Carinhoso" (originally recorded by Shank and Almeida back in 1954), "Just Friends," a "Love" medley ("Love for Sale" and "Love Walked In"), and Chick Corea's "Spain." Shank sticks exclusively to alto for the date, leaving his flute in its case, and the result is a more high-powered program than usual.

Bud Shank - Four Classic Albums (1957-1960) [Reissue 2012]

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Bud Shank - Four Classic Albums (1957-1960) [Reissue 2012]

Bud Shank - Four Classic Albums (1957-1960) [Reissue 2012]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 688 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 376 MB | Covers - 28 MB
Genre: Cool Jazz, Hard Bop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Avid Jazz (EMSC 1071)

Bud Shank is typical of the jazz musicians that roamed the West Coast in the fifties in that he was able to work comfortably in a variety of settings: big bands, the studio, and clubs. Like many of the other players, Shank also played more than one instrument, which made him a valuable member of the bandstand and afforded his solo recordings a bit more variety than what was coming out of the cool school at the time. Four Classic Albums collects a handful of records from this period that display not only the range of Shank's capabilities but also serve as a good cross section of what was happening in California mid-century…

Bud Shank & Shorty Rogers - California Concert (1986)

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Bud Shank & Shorty Rogers - California Concert (1986)

Bud Shank & Shorty Rogers - California Concert (1986)
EAC Rip | APE (image+.cue+log) - 278 MB | Covers (5 MB) included
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Victor (VDJ-1047)

Altoist Bud Shank and flugelhornist Shorty Rogers worked together on a fairly regular basis after Rogers returned to active playing in 1982. While Shank had advanced as an improviser (developing a wider range of expression and playing with more intensity than previously), Rogers' cool-toned style was largely unchanged. With pianist George Cables, bassist Monty Budwig and drummer Sherman Ferguson completing the quintet, Shank and Shorty perform three of Rogers' originals plus inventive reworkings of four swing and bop standards arranged by the flugelhornist. A fine outing.

Bud Shank - Bud Shank Quartet Featuring Claude Williamson (1957) [Japanese Edition 2007]

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Bud Shank - Bud Shank Quartet Featuring Claude Williamson (1957) [Japanese Edition 2007]

Bud Shank - Bud Shank Quartet Featuring Claude Williamson (1957) [Japanese Edition 2007]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 154 MB | Covers (8 MB) included
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Toshiba-EMI (TOCJ-6375)

Bud Shank Quartet Featuring Claude Williamson is an album by Bud Shank recorded in late 1956 for the Pacific Jazz label.
Bud Shank began his career pigeonholed as a cool schooler, but those who listened to the altoist progress over the long haul knew that he became one of the hottest, most original players of the immediate post-Parker generation. Lumped in with the limpid-toned West Coast crowd in the '50s, Shank never ceased to evolve; in his later years, he had more in common with Jackie McLean or Phil Woods than with Paul Desmond or Lee Konitz…

Bud Shank - Jazz at Cal-Tech (1956) [Japanese Edition 2007]

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Bud Shank - Jazz at Cal-Tech (1956) [Japanese Edition 2007]

Bud Shank - Jazz at Cal-Tech (1956) [Japanese Edition 2007]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 236 MB | Covers (8 MB) included
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Toshiba-EMI (TOCJ-6379)

The near-telepathic interplay that distinguishes all of Bud Shank's collaborations with reedist Bob Cooper reaches a dazzling peak with the live Jazz at Cal-Tech. A deceptively freewheeling set recorded with pianist Claude Williamson, bassist Don Prell, and drummer Chuck Flores, it boasts a simmering intensity often missing from Shank and Cooper's subsequent studio sessions, channeling the energy of the audience to add a new edge to their creative give and take, particularly on a rousing rendition of Count Basie's "The King." No less impressive is a lovely ballad medley featuring "How Long Has This Been Going On?" and "Tea for Two."

Bud Shank - Bud Shank Plays Tenor (1960) [Japanese Edition 2007]

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Bud Shank - Bud Shank Plays Tenor (1960) [Japanese Edition 2007]

Bud Shank - Bud Shank Plays Tenor (1960) [Japanese Edition 2007]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 294 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 117 MB | Covers (8 MB) included
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Toshiba-EMI (TOCJ-6377)

As its title promises, Bud Shank Plays Tenor eschews the jazzman's signature alto and flute, and while the leap to tenor doesn't dramatically impact his overall sound and style, it does add soul and depth to his lyrical solos. Paired with pianist Claude Williamson, bassist Don Prell, and drummer Chuck Flores, Shank crafts a radiant set of standards spanning from "All the Things You Are" to "Long Ago and Far Away," and while none of the performances reinvent the familiar material, the robust approach sets the session apart from his other Pacific Jazz dates.