Shelly Manne & His Friends

Bells-Are-Ringing

Bells Are Ringing

  • Release Date: 08 Nov 1996
  • OJCCD-910-2

In the late 1950s, Shelly Manne and Andre Previn were as familiar a pairing in the realm of the theatrical musical as Rodgers and Hammerstein or Lerner and Loewe. Working under the names Shelly Manne & His Friends (as here) or Andre Previn and his Pals, they pioneered one of the first successful concepts of the long-playing album era, the jazz version of a Broadway show. This 1958 set was their fifth Broadway effort, and was rounded out by the great bassist Red Mitchell, who worked with t… MORE

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