- Released: September 23, 2008
- Label: Candid Records
JazzTimes - 12/94, p.158
"...Now playing his alto with a raunchy, growly sound far removed from his more familiar work with the L. A. Four...the one time exemplar of low-cal west coast cool, is here heard with a cooking east coast rhythm section..."
- 1.I Told You So!
- 2.My Funny Valentine
- 3.The Continental
- 5.Dance Of The Little Ones
- 6.My Old Flame
- 7.Limehouse Blues
Personnel: Bud Shank (alto saxophone), Kenny Barron (piano), Lonnie Plaxico (bass), Victor Lewis (drums).
Recorded live at Birdland, New York on June 26 & 27, 1992. Includes liner notes by Mark Gardner.
Bud Shank: Bud Shank (alto saxophone); Kenny Barron, Lonnie Plaxico, Victor Lewis.
Personnel: Kenny Barron (piano); Lonnie Plaxico (bass instrument); Victor Lewis (drums, drum).
While often associated with the cool school of 1950s and '60s West Coast jazz, alto saxophonist Bud Shank is also one of the many worthy adherents to the le jazz hot bebop of alto icon Charlie Parker. Simply put, Shank can be both coolly smooth and yet burn with the best. On TOLD YOU SO (originally issued in 1992), Shank communes with some hard bop aces--the great, underrated pianist Kenny Barron, bassist Lonnie Plaxico, and drummer Victor Lewis--and goes to town on some familiar and not-so-familiar standards.