STUDIO WEST #109 CD SHELLY MANNE: THE NAVY SWINGS !
With Richie Kamuca, Conte Candoli, Russ Freeman, Chuck Berghoffer, Frank Strozier, John Gross, Gary Barone, Mike Wofford, Monty Budwig and Juney Booth.
Selections 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 19, 20 and 23 feature Richie Kamuca, Conte Candoli, Russ Freeman, and Chuck Berghofer and were recorded at various times between 1961 and 1965. Selections 14, 15, 16, 17 and 18 feature Frank Strozier, Conte Candoli, Mike Wofford and Monte Budwig and were recorded between 1965 and 1967. Selections 2, 3, 21 and 22 feature John Gross, Gary Barone, Wike Wofford and Juney Booth and were recorded in 1970.
Recorded at United Recorders, Hollywood, CA Session Producer: Vil Vohler, Programs, Inc. Album Producer: Peter Jacobson Mastering: John Jungklaus, Peter Jacobson Liner Notes: Scott Yanow Cover & Liner Photos, courtesy of Florence Manne and Stan Levey. CD Layout and Design: Mario Leveque.
This compact disc features 23 selections recorded by Shelly Manne throughout the 1960's for Programs Inc. These recordings were incorporated into the U.S. Navy recruitment show, "The Navy Swings". Shelly Manne recorded over 9 sessions for Programs, Inc., more than any other jazz artist. This CD provides a great overview of Shelly's career during that period, as there are renditions of compositions from just about every album he recorded during the late 1950's and the 1960's. The performances on this CD are by three Shelly Manne groups: the Conte Candoli-Richie Kamuca-Russ Freeman version; the Frank Strozier-Conte Candoli-Mike Wofford version; and the Gary Barone-John Gross-Mike Wofford version. All three groups are excellent, and the quality of the original recording is quite good. None of this material has ever been released previously in any form. This is great music that will appeal to all straight-ahead jazz enthusiasts, collector and novice, alike.