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Concerto for Clarinet and Combo

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Released  1957
Concerto for Clarinet & Combo (1957)  The Gambit (1958)
Release date  1957
Genre  Jazz
Label  Contemporary C3536
Artist  Shelly Manne
Producer  Lester Koenig
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Recorded  December 6, 1955 and July 24 & 25, 1957 Contemporary Records Studio, Los Angeles, California
Similar  The Gambit, More Swinging Sounds, Li'l Abner, Swinging Sounds, Shelly Manne & His Friends

Concerto for Clarinet & Combo (full title Premiere Recording of Concerto for Clarinet & Combo by Bill Smith, with the Composer on Clarinet, & Bags' Groove, Sophisticated Rabbit, My Old Flame) is an album by drummer Shelly Manne's group Shelly Manne & His Men recorded at sessions in 1955 and 1957 and released on the Contemporary label.

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Reception

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow states: "All in all, this is a well-balanced and continually interesting set that deserves to be reissued".

Track listing

  1. "Concerto For Clarinet & Combo: First Movement" (Bill Smith) - 5:14
  2. "Concerto For Clarinet & Combo: Second Movement" (Smith) - 8:27
  3. "Concerto For Clarinet & Combo: Third Movement" (Smith) - 6:39
  4. "Sophisticated Rabbit" (Shelly Manne) - 3:22
  5. "My Old Flame" (Arthur Johnston, Sam Coslow) - 5:54
  6. "Bags' Groove" (Milt Jackson) - 10:52
  • Recorded at Contemporary's studio in Los Angeles on December 6, 1955 (tracks 5 & 6), July 24 1957 (tracks 1-3), and July 25, 1957 (track 4).
  • Personnel

  • Shelly Manne - drums
  • Stu Williamson - trumpet, valve trombone
  • Bob Enevoldsen - valve trombone (tracks 1-3)
  • Vince DeRosa - French horn (tracks 1-3)
  • Bill Smith - clarinet (tracks 1-3)
  • Charlie Mariano - alto saxophone (tracks 1-4)
  • Bill Holman - tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone (tracks 1-3, 5 & 6)
  • Jack Montrose - tenor saxophone (tracks 1-3)
  • Russ Freeman - piano
  • Leroy Vinnegar (tracks 5 & 6), Monty Budwig (tracks 1-4) - bass
  • References

    Concerto for Clarinet & Combo Wikipedia


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