Shelly Manne & His Men


Vol. 7: The Gambit

  • Release Date: 23 Mar 1999
  • OJCCD-1007-2

Shelly Manne's inquiring mind and adventuresome spirit made him a band leader unlikely to settle into a familiar repertoire. He was on a constant search for challenging material. Sometimes he found it in unlikely show tunes, sometimes in unorthodox approaches to standard songs. For the music on this album, he encouraged innovation from three performer-composers in the Los Angeles jazz community of the mid-1950s. The pieces Charlie Mariano, Jim Hall, and Russ Freeman contributed made an album … MORE