BUD SHANK

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Bud Shank has been an integral member of the international jazz scene for 60 years. A respected saxophonist, composer, and arranger, his soaring dynamic performances have enlivened countless concerts, festivals, nightclubs, and recording sessions.

Shank first came to prominence in the big bands of Charlie Barnet and Stan Kenton during the late 1940s. In the 1950s the saxophonist began a long tenure with Howard Rumsey's Lighthouse All Stars, as well as work with his own quartet. A charter member of the "West Coast" jazz movement, Shank's cool but always strongly swinging sound has made him one of a handful of sax players with an instantly recognizable and always exciting sound. In addition to club and concert dates this period found the musician producing some 50 diverse albums.

During the next two decades Shank augmented his club, university, and festival appearances with a healthy amount of studio work. A first call alto sax
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Jazz Workshop 2018
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MichelleMichelle
Elemental 2016
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California DreaminCalifornia Dreamin
Elemental 2016
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Lost in The Stars: Bud Shank & Lou Levy Play the Sinatra SongbookLost in The Stars: Bud Shank & Lou Levy Play the Sinatra Songbook
Fresh Sounds Spain 2004
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BUD SHANK Discography

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BUD SHANK Bud Shank Quintet album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Bud Shank Quintet
Cool Jazz 1954
BUD SHANK Bud Shank and Three Trombones album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Bud Shank and Three Trombones
Cool Jazz 1954
BUD SHANK Bud Shank and Bob Brookmeyer (aka Bud Shank And Bob Brookmeyer With Strings) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Bud Shank and Bob Brookmeyer (aka Bud Shank And Bob Brookmeyer With Strings)
Cool Jazz 1955
BUD SHANK The Bud Shank Quartet album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Bud Shank Quartet
Cool Jazz 1956
BUD SHANK Bud Shank Quartet Featuring Claude Williamson album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Bud Shank Quartet Featuring Claude Williamson
Cool Jazz 1957
BUD SHANK Flute 'n Oboe album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Flute 'n Oboe
Cool Jazz 1957
BUD SHANK The Swing's to TV album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Swing's to TV
Cool Jazz 1958
BUD SHANK Bud Shank, Len Mercer Strings : I'll Take Romance album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Bud Shank, Len Mercer Strings : I'll Take Romance
Cool Jazz 1958
BUD SHANK Holiday In Brazil (aka Brazilliance Vol. 2) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Holiday In Brazil (aka Brazilliance Vol. 2)
Latin Jazz 1959
BUD SHANK Slippery When Wet album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Slippery When Wet
Jazz Related Soundtracks 1959
BUD SHANK Latin Contrasts (aka Brazilliance Vol. 3) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Latin Contrasts (aka Brazilliance Vol. 3)
Latin Jazz 1959
BUD SHANK Blowin' Country (with  Bob Cooper) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Blowin' Country (with Bob Cooper)
Cool Jazz 1959
BUD SHANK Bud Shank Plays Tenor album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Bud Shank Plays Tenor
Cool Jazz 1960
BUD SHANK Flute N' Alto album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Flute N' Alto
Cool Jazz 1960
BUD SHANK New Groove album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
New Groove
Cool Jazz 1961
BUD SHANK Barefoot Adventure album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Barefoot Adventure
Jazz Related Soundtracks 1961
BUD SHANK Brazilliance Vol.2 (aka Holiday In Brazil aka Jazz Goes Brazil) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Brazilliance Vol.2 (aka Holiday In Brazil aka Jazz Goes Brazil)
Latin Jazz 1962
BUD SHANK Bossa Nova Jazz Samba album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Bossa Nova Jazz Samba
Bossa Nova 1962
BUD SHANK The Talents Of Bud Shank album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Talents Of Bud Shank
Cool Jazz 1963
BUD SHANK Brasamba! album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Brasamba!
Cool Jazz 1963
BUD SHANK Bud Shank (aka A Study Of Bud Shank) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Bud Shank (aka A Study Of Bud Shank)
Cool Jazz 1963
BUD SHANK Folk 'N Flute album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Folk 'N Flute
Cool Jazz 1964
BUD SHANK Bud Shank & His Brazilian Friends (aka Bud Shank, Donato, Rosinha de Valença) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Bud Shank & His Brazilian Friends (aka Bud Shank, Donato, Rosinha de Valença)
Bossa Nova 1965
BUD SHANK Brazil! Brazil! Brazil! album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Brazil! Brazil! Brazil!
Cool Jazz 1966
BUD SHANK California Dreamin' album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
California Dreamin'
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1966
BUD SHANK Girl in Love album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Girl in Love
Cool Jazz 1966
BUD SHANK Michelle album cover 3.00 | 2 ratings
Michelle
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1966
BUD SHANK Bud Shank and the Sax Section album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Bud Shank and the Sax Section
Cool Jazz 1966
BUD SHANK Plays Music From Today's Movies album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Plays Music From Today's Movies
Cool Jazz 1967
BUD SHANK A Spoonful of Jazz album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
A Spoonful of Jazz
Cool Jazz 1967
BUD SHANK Magical Mystery album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Magical Mystery
Cool Jazz 1968
BUD SHANK Windmills of Your Mind album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Windmills of Your Mind
Cool Jazz 1969
BUD SHANK Let It Be (with The Bob Alcivar Singers) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Let It Be (with The Bob Alcivar Singers)
Cool Jazz 1970
BUD SHANK Sunshine Express album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sunshine Express
Cool Jazz 1976
BUD SHANK Heritage album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Heritage
Cool Jazz 1978
BUD SHANK Bud Shank - Bill Mays : Explorations: 1980 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Bud Shank - Bill Mays : Explorations: 1980
Cool Jazz 1980
BUD SHANK This Bud's for You album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
This Bud's for You
Cool Jazz 1985
BUD SHANK That Old Feeling album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
That Old Feeling
Cool Jazz 1986
BUD SHANK Bud Shank - Bill Perkins : Serious Swingers album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Bud Shank - Bill Perkins : Serious Swingers
Soul Jazz 1987
BUD SHANK Tomorrow's Rainbow album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Tomorrow's Rainbow
Cool Jazz 1989
BUD SHANK The Doctor Is In album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Doctor Is In
Cool Jazz 1992
BUD SHANK Crystal Comments album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Crystal Comments
Cool Jazz 1993
BUD SHANK The Lost Cathedral album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Lost Cathedral
Cool Jazz 1995
BUD SHANK New Gold! album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
New Gold!
Cool Jazz 1995
BUD SHANK The Bud Shank Sextet Plays Harold Arlen album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Bud Shank Sextet Plays Harold Arlen
Cool Jazz 1996
BUD SHANK By Request - Bud Shank Meets The Rhythm Section album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
By Request - Bud Shank Meets The Rhythm Section
Cool Jazz 1997
BUD SHANK Alone Together album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Alone Together
Cool Jazz 2000
BUD SHANK Bud Shank Big Band: Taking the Long Way Home album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Bud Shank Big Band: Taking the Long Way Home
Big Band 2006
BUD SHANK Uma Tarde com Bud Shank e João Donato album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Uma Tarde com Bud Shank e João Donato
Bossa Nova 2007
BUD SHANK Bud Shank & Bill Mays: Beyond the Red Door album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Bud Shank & Bill Mays: Beyond the Red Door
Cool Jazz 2007

BUD SHANK EPs & splits

BUD SHANK Showcase For Modern Jazz album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Showcase For Modern Jazz
Cool Jazz 1958

BUD SHANK live albums

BUD SHANK Jazz at Cal-Tech album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Jazz at Cal-Tech
Cool Jazz 1956
BUD SHANK Live at the Haig album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live at the Haig
Cool Jazz 1956
BUD SHANK In Africa album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
In Africa
Cool Jazz 1958
BUD SHANK California Concert (with Shorty Rogers) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
California Concert (with Shorty Rogers)
Cool Jazz 1985
BUD SHANK Bud Plays album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Bud Plays
Cool Jazz 1987
BUD SHANK Tales Of The Pilot (The Music Of David Peck) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Tales Of The Pilot (The Music Of David Peck)
Cool Jazz 1990
BUD SHANK Live at the Royal Palms Inn album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live at the Royal Palms Inn
Cool Jazz 1994
BUD SHANK European Tour 57 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
European Tour 57
Cool Jazz 2006
BUD SHANK European Tour '58 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
European Tour '58
Cool Jazz 2008
BUD SHANK Fascinating Rhythms album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Fascinating Rhythms
Cool Jazz 2009

BUD SHANK demos, promos, fans club and other releases (no bootlegs)

BUD SHANK re-issues & compilations

BUD SHANK Bud Shank And Bob Brookmeyer : Strings & Trombones (aka You Are Too Beautiful) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Bud Shank And Bob Brookmeyer : Strings & Trombones (aka You Are Too Beautiful)
Cool Jazz 1956
BUD SHANK I Hear Music album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
I Hear Music
Cool Jazz 1966
BUD SHANK The Modern Jazz Vol,2 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Modern Jazz Vol,2
Cool Jazz 1970
BUD SHANK Deluxe In Sax. Deluxe Mood Series No. 15 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Deluxe In Sax. Deluxe Mood Series No. 15
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1971
BUD SHANK The Pacific Jazz Bud Shank Studio Sessions album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Pacific Jazz Bud Shank Studio Sessions
Cool Jazz 1998
BUD SHANK Bud Shank  Bill Perkins album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Bud Shank Bill Perkins
Cool Jazz 1998
BUD SHANK Cool Fool album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Cool Fool
Cool Jazz 2003
BUD SHANK Bud Shank Quintet & Sextet - New Groove / Barefoot Adventure (Feat. Carmell Jones & Bob Cooper) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Bud Shank Quintet & Sextet - New Groove / Barefoot Adventure (Feat. Carmell Jones & Bob Cooper)
Cool Jazz 2013

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BUD SHANK I Hear Music

Boxset / Compilation · 1966 · Cool Jazz
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“I Hear Music” consists of recordings that mostly came from two different sessions led by Bud Shank, one session from the mid-50s and the other from a few years later. The Sunset label slapped these songs together in the mid-60s and released them with a contemporary pop looking album cover to try and capitalize on Shank’s then growing popularity that had risen due to him forsaking his 50s jazz roots and going in a more pop direction. This album may have been a bit misleading at the time of its release, but fortunately the music is very good. Although many of the songs on here show up on various Shank CD re-issues, due to its thrown together nature, this album will probably never show up on a CD.

The best songs on here come from the mid-50s session that has Shank working with fellow woodwinds player Bill Perkins plus a hard driving rhythm trio that often includes Hampton Hawes and either Mel Lewis or Shelly Manne. Perkins and Shank’s ability to play together and intertwine is sublime, plus the all around playing on these sessions is just hotter. The later sessions lean more towards Shank’s classic west coast “cool” sound and feature some of his smoothest playing. Although these tunes are from different sessions, it seems care was taken to give the album a nice flow, particularly on side two where the 3rd stream influenced “Noctune for Flute” is followed by an equally sophisticated arrangement of “A Sinner Kissed an Angel”.

The nice thing about this vinyl is that its not particularly collectable and can be picked up for a low price from used record vendors. It can make a nice introduction for someone wanting to explore Shank’s 50s jazz before he went in a more commercial direction in the 60s. If one wanted just the music from one session or the other, then the CD “Pacific Jazz Records 93159” contains the mid 50s session, while the later cooler sessions can be found on Shank’s early quartet albums. One song on here, “You don’t Know what Love is”, is from “Bud Shank and Three Trombones”.

BUD SHANK Michelle

Album · 1966 · Pop/Art Song/Folk
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This album shows up in the thrift stores a lot and with its faux-Martin Denny cover and listing of lounge all-stars like Bud Shank and Chet Baker on its cover, its bound to make the rare vinyl seeker think he’s found an exotica gem, but its not really all that. This record may be a little more hip than your average 60s easy listening disc, but the production is way too basic and simple to qualify for the collectable status. “Michelle” sounds like a rush job with way too plain arrangements and production to compete with the lounge greats in this era. The late 60s saw a rush of creativity in all the arts, and easy listening was part of this too. Top notch arrangers like Enoch Light and Andre Kostelanetz left no stone unturned in lavish arrangements that made use of exotic instruments and modern stereo tricks and effects. “Michelle” has some of the desired effects of the genre; the wordless vocals, the spaghetti western guitars and deep reverb on signature percussion parts, but otherwise Bob Florence’s production is really lacking.

On the plus side, despite this being an easy listening record, Bud Shank does not hold back and rapidly glides around like the great virtuoso he is. Chet Baker effortlessly counters him in his cool minimal approach. Baker playing any three notes sounds better than most guys pulling off a perfect rendition of “Giant Steps”, he’s that good. Their natural interplay is the highlight of the album, although you hear way more Shank on here than Chet. The choice of tunes of course are the hip ones of the day; ballads by The Beatles, Simon and Garfunlkel, The Stones etc and Shank and Baker bring something new to each one. This may not be the Exotica classic that it is dressed up to be, but collectors of unusual 60s kitsch cover tunes may find some things to like on here. On the album closer, “Blue on Blue”, they finally cut loose, get a little jazzy and Baker knocks off a great bop solo, as if he had been holding it back for the whole previous part of the album.

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