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It's What I Do

Label: Butterfly Records
Released: 2008
Track listing: Naima; Persuance; Seven Steps to Heaven; Four; Milestones; Well, You Needn't; Chelsea Bridge; Freddy the Freeloader; Steeple Chase; Yardbird Suite.

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Jack Sheldon and the California Cool Quartet: It's What I Do

Read "It's What I Do" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

If West Coast jazz has a tone, it is dry ice cool. Trumpeter, vocalist and actor Jack Sheldon, the entertainment triple threat, played a big part in forging this tone in the period following Miles Davis' Birth of the Cool (Blue Note, 1949). That recording was the shot over the bow of bebop that gave rise ...

Freaky Friday: The Jazz Opera

Label: Butterfly Records
Released: 2006
Track listing: Freaky Friday; Bodega Bay; Dragon is His Name; Dr. Deep; Forgive Me Waltz; Inez; Persia; Wait and See; Atomic Bomb; Freaky Friday.

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Jack Sheldon & Jack Marshall: Freaky Friday: The Jazz Opera

Read "Freaky Friday: The Jazz Opera" reviewed by Jim Santella

Humor and jazz from the early 1960s give this short opera plenty of sex appeal. The music that Jack Sheldon created, and the dialogue that he wrote with Jack Marshall, comes from an era when beach movies were popular and Elvis was giving the big-screen heartthrob performances that would last forever.Howard Roberts' guitar, Sheldon's ...

California Cool

Label: Butterfly Records
Released: 2004
Track listing: Wait and See; On Green Dolphin Street; Bodega Bay; Don't Get Around Much Anymore; Spinner; How High the Moon; Sarah; I'll Remember April; 49 Women; California Cool.

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Jack Sheldon California Cool Quartet: California Cool

Read "California Cool" reviewed by Jim Santella

Trumpeter Jack Sheldon, who started out with Wardell Gray and Dexter Gordon, has helped build the West Coast sound in jazz. His early work with Art Pepper, Jimmy Giuffre, Curtis Counce, and Herb Geller helped to knit together a tight circle of musical associates who pioneered the West Coast cool faction in modern jazz. Chet Baker ...


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