RELEASE
February 24, 2004
LABEL
Mosaic Select

Album Review

For hardcore West Coast jazz fans, this Mosaic Select volume will be a kind of treasure-trove, though for most it will simply be a compelling curiosity piece. The collaborations of saxophonist and flutist Bud Shank and arranger, saxophonist, and oboist Bob Cooper created some tumult in the mid-1950s, when they recorded four albums together with various-sized ensembles, and, to a lesser degree, on Shank's date with Bob Brookmeyer arranged by Cooper. All tolled, there are five albums on these three discs: Bud Shank and Bob Brookmeyer (along with the session's remaining tracks that showed up on Bud Shank and Three Trombones on Pacific Jazz), Jazz at Cal-Tech (Pacific Jazz), Flute and Oboe (World Pacific), Swing's to TV, as well as the cuts from Jazz Swings Broadway (World Pacific) and of course, the classic, Blowin' Country (World Pacific). The quark strangeness and charm of these recordings cannot be underestimated, and neither can their swing. With sidemen like pianist Claude Williamson, drummers Chuck Flores or Shelly Manne, bassist Don Prell and others, these dates have a kind of quaintness that dates them in that restless yet ultra-hip period in the 1950s when almost anything went as long as it swung, and that stood outside the entire hard bop scene. These sides are not for everyone, but they are priceless for the sheer sophistication and adventurousness of their arrangements and the interplay between Shank and Cooper, which was symbiotic. A very fine idea by the folks at Mosaic.
Thom Jurek, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Valve Headhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/capitol-vaults-jazz-series/id716558007?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  2. Cool Foolhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/capitol-vaults-jazz-series/id716558007?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  3. Little Girl Bluehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/capitol-vaults-jazz-series/id716558007?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  4. Mobilehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/capitol-vaults-jazz-series/id716558007?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  5. Wailing Vesselhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/capitol-vaults-jazz-series/id716558007?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  6. Baby's Birthday Partyhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/capitol-vaults-jazz-series/id716558007?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  7. You Don't Know What Love Ishttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/capitol-vaults-jazz-series/id716558007?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  8. Sing Something Simplehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/capitol-vaults-jazz-series/id716558007?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  9. Wailing Vessel [Alternate Take]https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/capitol-vaults-jazz-series/id716558007?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  10. When Lights Are Low [Live]https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/capitol-vaults-jazz-series/id716558007?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  11. Old Devil Moon [Live]https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/capitol-vaults-jazz-series/id716558007?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  12. The Nearness of You [Live]https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/capitol-vaults-jazz-series/id716558007?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  13. Medley: How Long Has This Been Going On/Tea for Two [Live]https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/capitol-vaults-jazz-series/id716558007?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  14. Lullaby of Birdland [Live]https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/capitol-vaults-jazz-series/id716558007?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  15. Somebody Loves Me [Live]https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/capitol-vaults-jazz-series/id716558007?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  16. Moonlight in Vermont [Live]https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/capitol-vaults-jazz-series/id716558007?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  17. The King [Live]https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/capitol-vaults-jazz-series/id716558007?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  18. Low Lifehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/capitol-vaults-jazz-series/id716558007?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  19. When Your Lover Has Gonehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/capitol-vaults-jazz-series/id716558007?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  20. Out of This Worldhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/capitol-vaults-jazz-series/id716558007?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  21. There's a Small Hotelhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/capitol-vaults-jazz-series/id716558007?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  22. Rustic Hophttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/capitol-vaults-jazz-series/id716558007?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  23. You Are Too Beautifulhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/capitol-vaults-jazz-series/id716558007?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  24. With the Wind and the Rain in Your Hairhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/capitol-vaults-jazz-series/id716558007?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  25. Low Life [Alternate Take]https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/capitol-vaults-jazz-series/id716558007?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  26. Dinahhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/capitol-vaults-jazz-series/id716558007?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  27. Mutual Admiration Societyhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/capitol-vaults-jazz-series/id716558007?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  28. Steve Allen Themehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/capitol-vaults-jazz-series/id716558007?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  29. I've Grown Accustomed to Her Facehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/capitol-vaults-jazz-series/id716558007?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  30. Blowin' Countryhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/capitol-vaults-jazz-series/id716558007?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  31. Love Nesthttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/capitol-vaults-jazz-series/id716558007?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  32. As Long as There's Musichttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/capitol-vaults-jazz-series/id716558007?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  33. Just in Timehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/capitol-vaults-jazz-series/id716558007?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  34. Two Lost Soulshttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/capitol-vaults-jazz-series/id716558007?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  35. Thanks for the Memoryhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/capitol-vaults-jazz-series/id716558007?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  36. A Romantic Guy, Ihttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/capitol-vaults-jazz-series/id716558007?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  37. Sweet Georgia Brownhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/capitol-vaults-jazz-series/id716558007?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  38. Gypsy in My Soulhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/capitol-vaults-jazz-series/id716558007?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  39. I Want to Be Happyhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/capitol-vaults-jazz-series/id716558007?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  40. What'll I Do?https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/capitol-vaults-jazz-series/id716558007?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  41. They Didn't Believe Mehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/capitol-vaults-jazz-series/id716558007?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  42. In the Blue of the Eveninghttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/capitol-vaults-jazz-series/id716558007?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  43. Tequila Timehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/capitol-vaults-jazz-series/id716558007?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  44. I Can't Get Startedhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/capitol-vaults-jazz-series/id716558007?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  45. Blues for Delilahhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/capitol-vaults-jazz-series/id716558007?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  46. Sunset and Winehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/capitol-vaults-jazz-series/id716558007?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  47. When You Wish Upon a Starhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/capitol-vaults-jazz-series/id716558007?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  48. Put Your Dreams Away (For Another Day)https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/capitol-vaults-jazz-series/id716558007?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  49. Tenderlyhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/capitol-vaults-jazz-series/id716558007?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  50. Danny Boy (Londonberry Air)https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/capitol-vaults-jazz-series/id716558007?uo=5&at=11l9vR
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