The Swinging Mr. Rogers
- Released: September 5, 2011
- Label: Poll Winners
Description by OLDIES.com:
The complete original album The Swinging Mr. Rogers featuring Jimmy Giuffre, Pete Jolly, Curtis Counce and Shelly Manne. This LP opened Rogers' celebrated "Martian" song cycle, with the inclusion of the song "Martians Go Home." The original album contained a selection of songs from two different sessions. For this complete edition, all of the music recorded during those sessions which was omitted from the original album has been added.
- 1.Isn't It Romantic?
- 3.Oh! Play That Thing
- 4.Not Really The Blues
- 5.Martians Go Home
- 6.My Heart Stood Still
- 7.Michelle's Meditation
- 8.That's What I'm Talkin' 'Bout
- 11.12th Street Rag
- 12.The Lady In Red
This Lp has one of trumpeter Shorty Rogers' finest small group sessions of the 1950's; fortunately the music has been reissued by Mosaic on CD in a box set. Rogers, Jimmy Giuffre (on clarinet, tenor and baritone), pianist Pete Jolly, bassist Curtis Counce and drummer Shelly Manne are the epitome of cool on a well-rounded and consistently interesting set. Highlights including "Isn't It Romantic," "Trickleydidlier," "Not Really The Blues" and Rogers' "hit" "Martians Go Home." ~ Scott Yanow
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