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Backgrounder: Buddy Collette's Swinging Shepherds

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One of the finest jazz flute albums is Buddy Collette's Swinging Shepherds (and the followup, At the Cinema). Recorded in Los Angeles in March 1958, the album for EmArcy was arranged mostly by Pete Rugolo and featured Buddy Collette and Paul Horn (fl); Harry Klee (pic,fl); Shank (pic,fl); Bill Miller (p); Joe Comfort (b) and Bill Richmond (d,cga).

All compositions are by Buddy Collette (above) except as indicated:
  • Pony Tale (Paul Horn)
  • Machito (Pete Rugolo)
  • Short Story
  • Flute Diet
  • Improvisation (With Conga) (Rugolo, Bud Shank, Collette, Horn, Harry Klee)
  • The Funky Shepherds (Shank)
  • Tasty Dish
  • Improvisation (Unaccompanied) (Rugoo, Shank, Collette, Horn, Klee)
  • The Four Winds Blow (Horn)
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