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