Here's a link to an MP3 of Alan Shypton program Jazz Library which was braodcasted onBBC 3 June 20th 2009.
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JAZZ LIBRARY (60 minutes)
BBC 3 June 20th, 2009
Bud Shank was one of the major figures in West Coast Jazz before his death in April 2009. To commemorate Bud and his music, Alyn Shipton selects Shank's key recordings, with the help of a 1992 archive interview with the man himself, covering his work with Stan Kenton, Shorty Rogers, the LA Four and many of his own groups.
Title: Bags of Blues
Artist: Bud Shank
Album: The Original Bud Shank Quartet: The Pacific Jazz Years
Label: Giant Steps
Number GSCR 028 CD 1, Tr 9
Personnel: Bud Shank (alto saxophone), Claude Williamson (piano), Don Prell (bass), Chuck Flores (drums). Hollywood, 25 Jan 1956
Title: Lotus Bud
Artist: Shorty Rogers/Bud Shank Lighthouse All Stars
Album: America The Beautiful
Number CCD 79510, Tr 5
Personnel: Shorty Rogers, Conte Candoli (trumpet), Bud Shank (alto saxophone), Bill Perkins (baritone saxophone), Bob Cooper (tenor saxophone), Pete Jolly (piano), Monte Budwig (bass), Larance Marable (drums). 4 August 1991
Title: Reflections (City of Glass - 3rd mvt)
Artist: Stan Kenton
Composer: Bob Graettinger
Album: Stan Kenton 1951-52
Number 1428, Tr 2
Personnel: John Howell, Maynard Ferguson, Conte Candoli, Stu Williamson, John Coppola (trumpte), Bob Fitzpatrick, Harry Betts, Bill Russo, Dick Kenney (trombone), George Roberts (bass trombone), Stan Fletcher (tuba), John Graas, Lloyd Otto, George Price (french horn), Bud Shank, Art Pepper, Bob Cooper, Bart Calderall, Bob Gioga (reeds), strings directed by Alex Law, Stah Kenton (piano), Ralph Blaze (guitar), Don Bagley, Abe Luboff (bass), Shelly Manne (drums). 5 Dec 1951
Title: Beau Boy
Artist: Howard Rumsey's Lighthouse All Stars
Album: Sunday Jazz at the Lighthouse, Vol 2
Number OJC CD 972-2, Tr 8
Personnel: Rolf Ericson, Chet Baker (trumpet), Bud Shank (alto saxophone), Bob Cooper (tenor saxophone), Claude Williamson (piano), Howard Rumsey (bass), Max Roach (drums). September 1953
Title: The Nearness of you
Artist: Bud Shank
Composer: Carmichael, Washington
Album: Original Bud Shank Quartet: The Pacific Jazz Years
Label: Giant Steps
Number GSCR CD 1 028, Tr 3
Personnel: Bud Shank (flute), Bob Cooper (oboe), Claude Williamson (piano), Don Prell (bass), Chuck Flores (drums). 19 Jan 1956
Title: Honey Chile
Artist: Buddy Bregman
Album: Swinging Kicks
Number 559 514-2, Tr 15
Personnel: Conte Candoli (trumpet), Frank Rosolino (trombone), Bud Shank (alto saxophone), Stan Getz (tenor saxophone), Jimmy Giuffre (baritone), Paul Smith (piano), Al Hendrickson (guitar), Joe Mondragon (bass), Stab Levey (drums). Dec 1956
Title: Harlem Samba
Artist: Bud Shank/Laurindo Almeida
Album: Brazilliance Vol 2
Label: Blue Note/Pacfic Jazz
Number CDP 7961022, Tr 11
Personnel: Laurindo Almeida (guitar), Buid Shank (alto saxophone, flute), Gary Peacock (bass), Chuck Flores (drums). 1958
Title: Veiled in Blue
Artist: Bud Shank and Roumanis String Quartet
Album: Drifting Timelessly
Number 75001-2, Tr 6
Personnel: Bud Shank and Roumanis String Quartet: Bud Shank (alto saxophone), Irene Sazer (violin), Carla Picchi (violin), Paul Ehrlich (viola), Dan Reiter (cello)
Title: Pavanne, Op 50
Artist: L A Four
Number 4130, Tr 6
Personnel: Bud Shank (alto saxophone), Laurindo Almeida (guitar), Ray Brown (bass), Jeff Hamilton (drums)
Title: Double Trouble
Artist: Lighthouse All Stars
Album: Eight Borthers
Number 79521, Tr 10
Personnel: as Disc 2.
Got this message today :
Dear friends and colleagues,
today I have the sad task of informing you that Charlie Mariano is no longer among us, he "checked out" this morning.
Email is not how I would have wanted to pass on this message to you, but due to his great number of friends, I am not able to call each of you personally.
We will miss his voice, we will miss his humor, and all of you who over the years had the good luck of playing together with him will feel the loss.
He had spent the last weeks in the Mildred Scheel Hospiz where he was given the best possible care. His wife Dorothee had been caring for him lovingly for months. His daughter from the US had come to be with him. Many of you had visisted him during the last months. He was not alone.
Tonite I will sit down to listen to his music. Two new CDs recorded within the last year are to be released, one with Chaouki Smahi and Billy Cobham, one with Jasper and Philip Catherine. At 85 he was still blowing beautifully, touching the hearts of his audience.
An era of great jazz players seems to be nearing it´s end. Please carry on the spirit of great music to which Charlie dedicated his life. Remember him as someone who played with everyone and everywhere, never could say no to anyone wanting him to join-up for a gig. Remember him as a musician who was held in great esteem but other musicians as well as by the listeners for besides his great music he was a sweet, and may I mention it; good-looking man. He was a friend and his loss will be felt dearly.
You can find a press release about the 4th volume in the Art Pepper Unreleased shows Widows Taste series here.
Looking forward to this one!!!
Not much significance unless you collect live shows, but legendary Grateful Dead taper Jerry Moore passed away yesterday...He was a legend in music circles as he along with Barry Glassberg, Louis Falanga, Rob Bertrando, Bob Menke etc. were among the pioneers of audience taping of shows and it is due to them some gems exist to this day...Interestingly the Grateful Dead used some of those recordings in their legal releases as there was no other evidence of those shows that existed in their own vaults...If you have heard some great sounding 70's recordings of bands like the Dead, The Band, Floyd you are bound to have heard the handiwork of such folks...I never bothered to find out whether these heavyweights were ever involved in recording MO in their prime period...I am sure they were as these were all NY based folks...
I received this email yesterday from a music list i'm on...
It is indeed a very sad day for me to convey this message to all of you.
J. Billy VerPlanck passed away in Hackensack Hospital on Tuesday, June 2,
2009. A mass will be held on Friday, June 5th at 10:30am, St. Clare's
Church, 31 Allwood Rd, Clifton NJ. Internment is at Mount Olivet Cemetery,
Known as Billy throughout the music world, he was born in Norwalk Ct. in
1930 He began his musical career at age fifteen playing trombone with the
Jess Stacey Band. He went on to play and write arrangements for all the big
bands (Charlie Spivak, Claude Thornhill, Jimmy Dorsey, Charlie Barnet), of
his generation, culminating his road days with his idol, Tommy Dorsey.
For the next forty years he was one of the busiest studio arrangers and
conductors in New York, writing every thing from jingles, films,
documentaries, record dates, as well as producing 20 cd's for his wife, Marlene
VerPlanck. His passion for music was all consuming and he never wrote an
indifferent note in his life.
Among his other interests he loved life, traveling the world with his
wife, enjoying great food and wine, the New York Mets, his country and his
fellow man. He was a diehard advocate of free enterprise and tried to
convert anyone who would listen to his beliefs.
Details of Billy's career can be found at: _www.marleneverplan
Billy is survived by his wife, Marlene, of 52 years, his sister in law,
Barbara Marshall, his brother in law, Phil and his wife, Arlene Pampinella
and extended nieces, nephews and cousins. A sister Anne Durland preceeded
him in death in 2008.
In honor of Billy's love of jazz, a scholarship has been established at
William Paterson University. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to
the J. Billy VerPlanck Jazz Scholarship Fund: c/o Office of Institutional
Advancement. William Paterson University, 300 Pompton Road, Wayne, NJ 07470