Shorty Rogers: Popo

Track

Popo

Artist

Shorty Rogers (trumpet)

CD

West Coast Sounds – Featuring the Giants 1950-1956
(Fresh Sound 2231)

Musicians:

Shorty Rogers (trumpet), Art Pepper (alto sax), John Graas (French horn), Jimmy Giuffre (tenor sax), Hampton Hawes (piano), Don Bagley (bass), Gene Englund (tuba), Shelly Manne (drums).

Composed and arranged by Shorty Rogers

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Recorded: Hollywood, October 8, 1951

Albumcovershortyrogers-westcoastsounds

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

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