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Shelly Manne & His Men: Yesterdays

Read "Yesterdays" reviewed by Russell Moon

Shelly Manne took his Men on a European tour with Norman Granz's Jazz at the Philharmonic organization in the winter of 1960. Along the way, Granz recorded the quintet's February 22 (Zurich) and March 2 (Copenhagen) gigs. Manne was a Contemporary Records artist at the time; however, Fantasy Records has acquired the rights to both Granz's ...

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Shelly Manne & His Men: Yesterdays: Live In Europe

Read "Yesterdays: Live In Europe" reviewed by David Rickert

Shelly Manne’s Blackhawk recordings are the standard by which all other West Coast jazz projects are judged; they even earned the coveted coronet in the Penguin Guide. What a treat it is, then, that these live recordings from a year later have resurfaced. Norman Granz invited Manne to tour Europe with the JATP with virtually the ...

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Shelly Manne & His Men: Checkmate

Read "Checkmate" reviewed by Derek Taylor

Jazz and television were an easy match in the Sixties, especially in the context of the cop, spy and detective shows that were Hollywood’s bread and butter of the era. Noirish blues and angular tempoed chase themes fit the action on these shows perfectly, as did the Cool connotations of West Coast Jazz. Among the more ...