- Released: March 14, 2006
- Originally Released: 2005
- Label: Collectables Records
- Original Album: Atlantic 1212 (1955)
Description by OLDIES.com:
On this CD reissue of Shorty Rogers' 1955 release, "The Swinging Mr. Rogers," he is backed by Jimmy Giuffre on clarinet and sax, Pete Jolly on piano, Curtis Counce on bass and Shelly Manne on drums.
- 1.Isn't It Romantic
- 2.Trickley Didlier
- 3.Oh Play That Thing
- 4.Not Really The Blues
- 5.Martians Go Home
- 6.My Heart Stood Still
- 7.Michele's Meditation
- 8.That's What I'm Talkin' 'Bout
Personnel: Shorty Rogers (trumpet); Shorty Rogers; Curtis Counce (double bass); Jimmy Giuffre (clarinet, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone); Pete Jolly (piano); Shelly Manne (drums).
Liner Note Author: Nesuhi Ertegun.
Recording information: Hollywood, CA (03/1955).
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