1956 Shelly Manne & His Man – The West Coast Sound

The West Coast Sound (subtitled Volume 1) is an album by drummer Shelly Manne’s group Shelly Manne & His Men, recorded at sessions in 1953 and 1955 and released on the Contemporary label. The album features Manne’s first recordings for Contemporary from 1953—eight tracks originally released on a 10-inch album—along with an additional four tracks from 1955.

Tracks

1  Grasshopper (Shelly Manne) 2:52
2  La Mucura (Traditional) 3:04
3  Summer Night (Harry Warren, Al Dubin) 3:20
4  Afrodesia (Shorty Rogers) 3:31
5  You And The Night And The Music (Arthur Schwartz, Howard Dietz) 3:12
6  Gazelle (Bill Russo) 3:01
7  Sweets (Bill Russo) 2:54
8  Spring Is Here (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) 2:44
9  Mallets (Shorty Rogers) 3:28
10  You’re Getting To Be A Habit With Me (Harry Warren, Al Dubin) 3:15
11  You’re My Thrill (Burton Lane, Ned Washington) 3:06
12  Fugue (Jimmy Giuffre) 2:46

Media

Musicians

1 Grasshopper

BassRalph Pena
DrumsShelly Manne
PianoRuss Freeman (2)
SaxJoe Maini
SaxBill Holman
SaxJimmy Giuffre
TromboneBob Enevoldsen


2 La Mucura

BassCurtis Counce
DrumsShelly Manne
PianoMarty Paich
SaxBob Cooper
SaxJimmy Giuffre
TromboneBob Enevoldsen


3 Summer Night

BassRalph Pena
DrumsShelly Manne
PianoRuss Freeman (2)
SaxJoe Maini
SaxBill Holman
SaxJimmy Giuffre
TromboneBob Enevoldsen


4 Afrodesia

BassJoe Mondragon
DrumsShelly Manne
PianoMarty Paich
SaxBob Cooper
SaxJimmy Giuffre
TromboneBob Enevoldsen


5 You And The Night And The Music

BassCurtis Counce
DrumsShelly Manne
PianoMarty Paich
SaxBob Cooper
SaxJimmy Giuffre
TromboneBob Enevoldsen


6 Gazelle

BassCurtis Counce
DrumsShelly Manne
PianoMarty Paich
SaxBob Cooper
SaxJimmy Giuffre
TromboneBob Enevoldsen


7 Sweets

BassJoe Mondragon
DrumsShelly Manne
PianoMarty Paich
SaxBob Cooper
SaxJimmy Giuffre
TromboneBob Enevoldsen


8 Spring Is Here

BassRalph Pena
DrumsShelly Manne
PianoRuss Freeman (2)
SaxJoe Maini
SaxBill Holman
SaxJimmy Giuffre
TromboneBob Enevoldsen


9 Mallets

BassCurtis Counce
DrumsShelly Manne
PianoMarty Paich
SaxBob Cooper
SaxJimmy Giuffre
TromboneBob Enevoldsen


10 You’re Getting To Be A Habit With Me

BassRalph Pena
DrumsShelly Manne
PianoRuss Freeman (2)
SaxJoe Maini
SaxBill Holman
SaxJimmy Giuffre
TromboneBob Enevoldsen


11 You’re My Thrill

BassJoe Mondragon
DrumsShelly Manne
PianoMarty Paich
SaxBob Cooper
SaxJimmy Giuffre
TromboneBob Enevoldsen


12 Fugue

BassJoe Mondragon
DrumsShelly Manne
PianoMarty Paich
SaxBob Cooper
SaxJimmy Giuffre
TromboneBob Enevoldsen

Liner Notes

Producer – Lester Koenig
Engineer – John Palladino (Tracks 1, 3, 8, 10),
Engineer – Val Valentin (Tracks 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 11, 12)

Photography By (July 20, 1953 Recording Session) – William Claxton
Liner Notes – Nesuhi Ertegun