Bud Shank: Here's That Rainy Day


Here’s That Rainy Day


Bud Shank (alto sax)


By Request: Bud Shank Meets The Rhythm Section (Milestone 9273)

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Bud Shank (alto sax), Cyrus Chestnut (piano), George Mraz (bass), Lewis Nash (drums).

Recorded: New York, November 20 and 21, 1996


Rating: 86/100 (learn more)

In 1957, West Coast alto star Art Pepper recorded Art Pepper Meets The Rhythm Section, one of his most successful albums, using Miles Davis’s New York rhythm section. Nearly four decades later, altoist Bud Shank, a 1950s Los Angeles contemporary of Pepper, issued his own By Request: Bud Shank Meets The Rhythm Section, also with a New York-based trio. As its namesake did, Shank’s CD demonstrates that home base is irrelevant when superior musicians get together. The quartet’s bracing up-tempo rendition of “Here’s That Rainy Day” is just one case in point.

Reviewer: David Franklin

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