Sep 242016

shorty-rogers-at-the-rendevous-1951-1953-frontsometimes the thought really is as good as the deed.  here are two short performances by shorty rogers (among others!), live at the rendezvous ballroom in sunny balboa beach, california, from the early 1950s.  given the age of the recordings, these are phenomenal recordings.  i’ve always heard about ‘west coast jazz’, ‘west coast sound’, but never really thought about it much.  now, the next stop will be shelly manne, no doubt.  anyway… enjoy!

shorty rogers
rendezvous ballroom
balboa ca
late 1951

art pepper, chet baker, bob enevoldsen, gerry mulligan
hampton hawes, joe mondragon, lawrance marable

shorty rogers – trumpet
chet baker – trumpet
bob enevoldsen – valve trobone
art pepper – alto sax
probably also wardell gray – tenor sax (name stated at 0:16 of #3)
gerry mulligan – baritone sax
hampton hawes – piano
joe mondragon – bass
lawrance marable – drums

1. popo
2. ?
3. apropos
4. ?
5. godchild
6. ?

tt: 25:59

lineage: unknown

jam session 100
1953 july 11
the rendezvous ballroom, balboa beach, ca

shorty rogers, trumpet
conrad gozzo, trumpet
mayanrd ferguson, trumpet
bob enevoldson, trombone
unknown, trombone
unknown, trombone
herb geller, alto sax
jack montrose, tenor sax
bill perkins, tenor sax
bill holman, baritone sax
unknown, tuba
lorraine geller, piano
john simmons, bass
chuck flores, drums

lineage: boot lp “jam session record no. 100” (js-100) > wav > flac
sound quality: mono recording, b+/a-

side 1
01 sometimes i’m happy
02 how high the moon
03 short snort [removed, official release, proper box]

side 2
01 take the a train
02 c jam blues
03 the great lie
04 buzzy [removed, official release, proper box]

reference note:
there were four records made in this “jam session” series,
and one, js-103, has already been posted on dime to good effect

shorty rogers 1951-xx-xx rendevous t05 godchild.mp3
shorty rogers 1953-07-11 jam session 100 t01-2 how high the moon.mp3


Apr 222014

i got a copy of this back in 2011, when ‘frekem’ seeded it.  the detail below lists a number of tracks (numbered “–“) which are listed in the gerry mulligan discography at, but are not included in the recording.   i can only guess that they either were not broadcast or were just not recorded — i.e., i have no idea, really!  whatever happened, still it’s a nice show.

gerry mulligan quintet
theater de speeldoos
zaandam, the netherlands
16 december 1976

gerry mulligan (bar, ss, p)
mike santiago (g)
tom fay (p)
george duvivier (b)
bobby rosengarden (d)

01 song for an unfinished woman (11:12)
02 walk on the water (7:20)
03 idol gossip (5:23)
04 song for strayhorn (8:00)
05 darn that dream (piano solo, gerry mulligan) (5:31)
06 out back of the barn (7:39)
— satin doll
— my funny valentine
07 north atlantic run (7:34)
— taurus moon
— unknown
08 line for lyons (nc) (3:48)
— k-4 pacific

tt 56:27

lineage: fm > ? > cd-r > wav > tlh (flac 8, align on sector boundaries)
audio quality: a- (fm)

the gerry mulligan quintet at “theater de speeldoos” in zaandam, the netherlands, for dutch tros radio (program sesjun), thursday december 16, 1976.

sample:  04_song_for_strayhorn.mp3


Jan 192013

i was listening to this as i slaved away late on a saturday night, and thought to myself that i’ve been listening to a fair bit of gerry mulligan lately.  so which to share here?  why not the one that i was listening to for the first time tonight…

gerry mulligan and the gerry mulligan concert jazz band
sunday, july 10, 1988 (20:30 – 21:15)
north sea jazz festival
pwa zaal
the hague, the netherlands
runtime: 55:35

source: dutch radio (dr) fm broadcast
lineage: fm > tape > cd-r > wav > flac > dime > wav > plaz_restore > flac(lvl8)

gerry mulligan (bar, ss); laurie frink, barry ries, bud burridge, gary guzio (tp); dave glenn, john fedchock, joe randazzo (tb); gary neawood, marty fogel (as), seldon powell, mark vinci (ts), tom boras (bar); bill charlap (p), dean johnson (b), bobby rosengarden (d).

1 sun on the stairs (5:46)
2 out back of the barn (6:57)
3 walk on the water (6:50)
4 bweebida bwobbida (9:10)
5 with a smile on your face (4:53)
6 absent friends (don’t go away) (5:04)
7 k-4 pacific (11:21^) [inc, tf at ~8:00]
8 line for lyons (4:29)
9 radio announcement (1:01)

^ tape flip spliced at 47:20

sample:  1 Sun on the Stairs.mp3