Originally Posted by 8Mile
Little talk of west coast jazz, so I'll offer up a personal fave. I can't find a YouTube link for this one, but here's the CD info http://www.cduniverse.com/search/xx/...le,+Vol.+1.htm
Shelly Manne was a mother******. One of the most tasteful drummers I've heard. Shelly had great hands but it was his musicality that captures me. He could sit back and lay a swinging foundation or he could kick the band in the ass and stoke the fire. Great dynamics, great touch, great understanding of the FORM.
I recommend this one without reservation. The take of Love For Sale is my fave on this one.
Shelly Manne is featured on the same DVD of "Jazz Scene USA" that I got the Shorty Rogers vid from, in an earlier post.
I don't know what's cooler; The way Shelly swings, or the late model Leedy kit he's playing on. =)