• CAT # OJCCD-154-25

    1. Aquarium 3:05
    2. Warm Winds 3:34
    3. A Night In Tunisia 3:01
    4. Albatross 3:23
    5. Blue Sands 3:54
    6. Swing House 3:19
    7. Still Life 3:18
    8. Bags' Groove 3:13
    9. Hermosa Summer 3:40
    10. A Bit Of Basie 3:09
    11. Waikikian 3:34
    12. Happy Town 2:55

The jazz possibilities of the flute and oboe were all but unknown until the early 1950s, when Bud Shank and Buddy Collette on flute or alto flute, and Bob Cooper on oboe or English horn, took part in some of the experimentation that went on at the Lighthouse under the guidance of the bassist and musical director Howard Rumsey. With such powerful rhythmic aides as Claude Williamson or Sonny Clark on piano, and Max Roach or Stan Levey on drums, sessions such as these showed a new and exciting direction for jazz.

with Bob Cooper, Bud Shank, Buddy Collette, Claude Williamson, Sonny Clark, Max Roach, Stan Levey

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