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Bud Shank – Magical Mystery (1968/2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Bud Shank – Magical Mystery (1968/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 34:53 minutes | 821 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Artwork: Front cover | @ Blue Note Records

This 1968 album features alto saxophonist and flautist Bud Shank covering mostly Beatles tunes, including “Hello Goodbye” and “I Am The Walrus”.

By late 1966, Chet’s playing was in such poor shape he asked Dick Bock to pay for him to have dentures fitted. He struggled to play for several months, and eventually emerged one year later, appearing on a handful of songs on Bud Shank’s ‘Magical Mystery’ album. Chet’s playing still sounds extremely tentative at times – the first few bars of his playing on ‘Hello Goodbye’ find him struggling to hold a note – and it is probably for this reason that a second recording session was arranged with a new band, this time featuring Gary Barone on flugelhorn. The arrangements, still by Bob Florence, are slightly more interesting than on Bud Shank’s previous ‘pop’ albums, suggesting a move away from the ‘easy listening’ market to a more current, ‘psychedelic’ sound.

01 – Blue Jay Way
02 – I Am The Walrus
03 – The Fool On The Hill
04 – Flying
05 – Hello Goodbye
06 – Your Mother Should Know
07 – Paper Cup
08 – Windy
09 – Never My Love
10 – I Wanna Be Free
11 – I Say A Little Prayer

Produced by Richard Bock.
Recorded in November 3 & 8, 1967, Los Angeles, CA.

Bud Shank – alto saxophone, flute
Chet Baker – flugelhorn
Gary Barone – flugelhorn
Dennis Budimir – guitar
Herb Ellis – guitar
Robert West – bass
John Guerin – drums
Victor Feldman – percussion


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