Recorded at Shelly's Manne-Hole, Hollywood, California from March 3-5, 1961. Includes liner notes by Leonard Feather.
Digitally remastered by Phil De Lancie (1992, Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, California).
At the Manne-Hole, Vol. 2 is the second of two CDs featuring Shelly Manne Quintet in superior form at the legendary Shelly's Manne-Hole club in Hollywood. Trumpeter Conte Candoli (in top form) and the cool-toned tenor Richie Kamuca work together very well, while the contributions of the rhythm section (pianist Russ Freeman, bassist Chuck Berghofer and the drummer/leader) should not be overlooked. Together they perform four standards (highlighted by "On Green Dolphin Street" and "If I Were a Bell") plus their closing theme "A Gem from Tiffany." Both of the volumes are easily recommended. ~ Scott Yanow