Shelly Manne – 2, 3, 4 {impulse!} ”Analogue Productions”

Shelly Manne – 2, 3, 4 {impulse!} ”Analogue Productions”

Hard Bop, Cool

CD, EAC rip, FLAC tracks, Full artwork

214 MB.

AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow

This unusual set has five selections from a date featuring the great tenor Coleman Hawkins, pianist Hank Jones, bassist George Duvivier, and drummer Shelly Manne. Both “Take the ‘A’ Train” and “Cherokee” find the group at times playing two tempos at once (Manne sticks to double-time throughout “Cherokee”), and showing that they’d heard some of the avant-garde players.

The most swinging piece, “Avalon,” was previously available only on a sampler, while “Me and Some Drums” features Hawkins and Manne in a very effective duet; the veteran tenor makes his only recorded appearance on piano during the first half. This date is rounded off by a pair of trio features for Eddie Costa (with Duvivier and Manne); one song apiece on vibes and drums. A very interesting set with more than its share of surprises.

01. Take the “A” Train (7:36)
02. The Sicks of Us (6:00)
03. Slowly (5:38)
04. Lean on Me (6:27)
05. Cherokee (3:29)
06. Me and Some Drums (6:06)

Shelly Manne – drums
Coleman Hawkins – tenor saxophone
Hank Jones – piano
Eddie Costa – piano and vibes
George Duvivier – bass

Recorded February 5 and 8, 1962
Producer: Bob Thiele
Engineer: George Piros
Re-recording and Masters: Rudy Van Gelder
Liner notes by Stanley Dance
Cover photo by Bob Gomel
Cover design by Robert Flynn/Viceroy
Liner photos by Bob Ghiraldini
Liner Design: Joe Lebow

AcousTech Mastering, Analogue Productions, CIPJ 20 SA
A product of Abc-Paramount Records, Inc.
All tracks courtesy of The Verve Music Group
2010 Universal Music Enterprises, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc., 2220 Colorado Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90404

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