Shorty Rogers: Popo
Shorty Rogers (trumpet)
West Coast Sounds – Featuring the Giants 1950-1956
(Fresh Sound 2231)
Composed and arranged by Shorty Rogers.
Recorded: Hollywood, October 8, 1951
Rating: 95/100 (learn more)
As a trumpeter, flugelhornist, composer, arranger and bandleader, Shorty Rogers was one of the most important figures in the West Coast jazz of the 1950s. This early recording of a simple riff tune scored for a small band similar to Miles Davis’s earlier Birth of the Cool groups, exhibits an infectious swing and contains inventive solos by Rogers himself, tenorist Jimmy Giuffre, altoist Art Pepper, and pianist Hampton Hawes.
Reviewer: David Franklin
Tags: west coast jazz