3 CDs + 16-pages booklet with rare and unpublished photos and liner notes by Jordi Pujol especially written for this project.
Shorty Rogers (tp), Jimmy Giuffre (cl, ts, bs), Pete Jolly (p), Curtis Counce, Ralph Peña (b), Shelly Manne, Larry Bunker (d)
Before these 1954-1956 quintet sides were produced, Shorty Rogers had already recorded some successful albums with both medium and large ensembles, and that is what established him as one of the most dynamic forces and leading exponents in the modern sounds of Jazz. It was in 1953 he formed his quintet to play the Hollywood Jazz club circuit, and it turned out as an amazing and innovative unit. Listening to these recordings, we fully agree with Nesuhi Ertegun when he said, I know of few examples, in recent years, of such joy and skill in improvisation, of so much vigour and directness of expression, so much freedom and imagination and fun. It is difficult to conceive of musicians more at home in the climate of Jazz than the members of this quintet.
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