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Shorty Rogers & His Giants – Jazz Waltz (1963/2021) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Shorty Rogers & His Giants – Jazz Waltz (1963/2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24bit/96kHz | Time – 00:40:08 minutes | 869 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © RevOla

Jazz Waltz is an album by American jazz trumpeter, composer and arranger Shorty Rogers, released on the Reprise label in 1963.

On All About Jazz Dave Rickert said “the novelty of ¾ time in music is still fresh even today and Joe Mondragon and Mel Lewis create a seemingly infinite variety of ways to swing in waltz time. Rogers contributes a few catchy melodies (in particular the title track) and creates lovely charts”. Allmusic noted “Shorty Rogers’ Jazz Waltz is exactly that, an exploration of ten compositions played in waltz settings. Only these big-band charts are hardly the waltzes heard on Lawrence Welk’s long-running television series”.

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Shorty Rogers & His Giants – The Big Shorty Rogers Express (1956/2021) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Shorty Rogers & His Giants – The Big Shorty Rogers Express (1956/2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24bit/96kHz | Time – 43:25 minutes | 622 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © RevOla

I certainly agree with the other reviews here with regard to the landmark status of this album. It’s neat to see that a sort of micro-revival of Shorty Rogers seems to be occuring (at least judging from the number of CD listings and reviews here.)

However, I would caution that the sound quality on this one reflects the age of the originals – strictly mono and a little opaque. The re-release of “Portrait of Shorty”, which I’ve always viewed as a later companion-piece to this one, has a really brilliant stereo mix. For someone who doesn’t know Shorty’s big band work, I’d recommend “Portrait” first. Then, if you want to explore further, this and “Courts the Count” would be the next steps.

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Shorty Rogers – The Fourth Dimension In Sound (1961/2021) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Shorty Rogers – The Fourth Dimension In Sound (1961/2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24bit/96kHz | Time – 37:18 minutes | 713 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © RevOla

The Fourth Dimension in Sound (subtitled A Musical Experiment in the Adaptation of Instruments to Modern Electronics) is an album by bandleader and arranger Shorty Rogers recorded in late 1961 and released on the Warner Bros. label. The album was produced principally as a stereo test and demonstration record to be used by hi-fi enthusiasts to test the performance of their audio systems.

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Shorty Rogers & His Giants – Wherever The Five Winds Blow (1957/2021) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Shorty Rogers & His Giants – Wherever The Five Winds Blow (1957/2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24bit/96kHz | Time – 39:03 minutes | 555 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © RevOla

Wherever the Five Winds Blow is an album by American jazz trumpeter, composer and arranger Shorty Rogers, released by RCA Victor in 1957.

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Shorty Rogers – The Wizard Of Oz & Other Harold Arlen Songs (1959/2021) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Shorty Rogers – The Wizard Of Oz & Other Harold Arlen Songs (1959/2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24bit/96kHz | Time – 41:01 minutes | 843 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © RevOla

The Wizard of Oz and Other Harold Arlen Songs is an album by American jazz trumpeter and arranger Shorty Rogers performing songs composed by Harold Arlen including several from The Wizard of Oz. The album was issued by RCA Victor in 1959.

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Shorty Rogers – Shorty Rogers Courts The Count (1954/2021) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Shorty Rogers – Shorty Rogers Courts The Count (1954/2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 39:21 minutes | 755 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © RevOla

Shorty Rogers Courts the Count is an album by American jazz trumpeter, composer and arranger Shorty Rogers, released on the RCA Victor label in 1954.

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Shorty Rogers & The Lighthouse All Stars – Early Skylark And Tampa EPs (2017) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

Shorty Rogers & The Lighthouse All Stars – Early Skylark And Tampa EPs (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 54:31 minutes | 227 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Front Cover | © RevOla

The three mono recordings that make up this program were originally released on the Skylark and/or Tampa Records labels in the early to mid-1950s under various names including Shorty and Paul Nero. The first recordings consist of material that feature The Lighthouse All Stars and Vivien Garry. ‘M. B. B. ‘ or More Big Boy is the first track, followed by a medley featuring Vivien Garry. The second set features Maynard Ferguson with Paul Nero, Bob Cooper, Abe Most, Paul Smith, and others in two extended jam session numbers. The original of ‘Big Boy, Part 1 and 2’ is included next. The final set is by Charlie Shavers, accompanied by Tommy Dorsey band mates recorded in late 1946 or early 1947.

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