Bud Shank Quintet

Bud Shank Quintet & Sextet - New Groove & Barefoot Adventure (1961) {Fresh Sound Records FSR-CD 678 rel 2011}

Bud Shank Quintet & Sextet - New Groove & Barefoot Adventure (1961) {Fresh Sound Records FSR-CD 678 rel 2011}
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© 1961, 2011 Pacific Jazz / Fresh Sound Records | FSR-CD 678 | 24bit remaster
Jazz / Cool / Hard Bop / Saxophone

The two albums included here, New Groove, and Barefoot Adventure, present Bud Shank not only on alto sax, but also on baritone, an instrument he had played in clubs and as a sideman in sporadic studio sessions since the early 50s, but never before on his own recording dates. And while his alto has his customary command and fluency, his work on the less familiar baritone is equally impressive, the sound hard and driving, with expressive use of dynamics.
Bud Shank, Clare Fischer, Joe Pass - Brasamba! (1962) {2013 Japan Jazz & Bossa Nova Best & More Series CD08of8}

Bud Shank, Clare Fischer, Joe Pass - Brasamba! (1962) {2013 Japan Jazz & Bossa Nova Best & More Series CD08of8}
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© 1962, 2013 Pacific Jazz / Universal Japan | TOCJ-66628 | 24bit remaster
Jazz / Bossa Nova / Cool / Latin Jazz

Reissue with the latest 24bit remastering. Features original cover artwork. Comes with a descripton in Japanese. One of the greatest albums of Brazilian jazz that Bud Shank ever recorded — done with a style that's a lot more like some of the best bossa albums from Rio at the time! Bud's recorded in other bossa settings before — but there's something about this record that really gets the whole thing right — as Shank's alto and flute come into play with a killer combo that includes Clare Fischer on piano, Larry Bunker on vibes and drums, Joe Pass on guitar, and Milt Holland and Chuck Flores on percussion.
Bud Shank - California Dreamin' (1966/2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Bud Shank - California Dreamin' (1966/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 31:40 minutes | 715 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

American saxophonist and flutist Bud Shank, while best known for his work in jazz, also worked in the pop world and is famous for contributing the improvised flute solo to the 1965 smash hit California Dreamin' by The Mamas & the Papas. This album capitalizes on that successful collaboration and also includes instrumental interpretations of 1960s songs by the Beatles, Burt Bacharach, Roger Miller and more.
Bud Shank - Michelle (1966/2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Bud Shank - Michelle (1966/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 24:38 minutes | 533 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Acclaimed jazz saxophonist and flutist Bud Shank is joined by trumpet legend Chet Baker on this 1966 album featuring instrumental takes on pop songs, including tunes by the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Simon & Garfunkel, the Byrds and more.
Bud Shank - Magical Mystery (1968/2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Bud Shank - Magical Mystery (1968/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 34:54 minutes | 862 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

On this release, jazz saxophonist and flutist Bud Shank devotes more than half the songs to instrumental covers of Beatles songs, in addition to tunes by Boyce and Hart, Burt Bacharach and more.
Bud Shank & Bob Cooper - Mosaic Select 10 (1954-58) [3CD] {2004 Mosaic Records 24-bit Remaster by Ron McMaster} [repost]

Bud Shank & Bob Cooper - Mosaic Select 10 (1954-58) [3CD] {2004 Mosaic Records 24-bit Remaster by Ron McMaster}
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© 2004 Pacific Jazz / Mosaic Records / EMI Records | MS-010
Jazz / Cool / West Coast Jazz / Flute / Saxophone

This excellent 3-CD set collects two 10" albums by Shank and 4 12" albums co-led by Shank and Cooper, all for the Pacific Jazz/World Pacific labels between 1954-58. The West Coast cool school was at its height at this time, and both Bud Shank and Bob Cooper were in the thick of it. The first disc gets off to a rousing start with the marvelously swinging VALVE IN HEAD from 1954, with Bud playing fluid alto sax. He's joined by three valve trombone players (Bob Enevoldsen, Stu Williamson, and the ringer Maynard Ferguson) on this tune and for the first half of the disc, an interesting concept. The second half finds him with Coop at Cal Tech in 1959. Count Basie's THE KING gets a rousing airing, and there's a nicely done ballad medley.
Bud Shank - The Pacific Jazz Bud Shank Studio Sessions (1956-61) [5CD BoxSet] {1998 Mosaic Remaster}

Bud Shank - The Pacific Jazz Bud Shank Studio Sessions (1956-61) [5CD BoxSet] {1998 Mosaic Remaster}
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© 1998 Mosaic Records / Blue Note / Capitol | MD5-180 | 20-bit Super Bit Mapping
Jazz / Cool / West Coast Jazz / Hard Bop / Saxophone

When one thinks of altoist/flutist Bud Shank's recordings of the 1950s, it is normally of his work with Stan Kenton's orchestra or collaborations with Laurindo Almeida or Bob Cooper. However, Shank led a superior quartet from 1956-1958 that also included pianist Claude Williamson, bassist Don Prell, and either Chuck Flores or Jimmy Pratt on drums. This typically magnificent five-CD limited-edition box set from Mosaic has the quartet's four albums (including a set that was recorded in Johannesburg, South Africa), a selection by Shank with a sextet that includes vibraphonist Larry Bunker, and three slightly later sets.
Bud Shank & Bill Perkins - Bud Shank/Bill Perkins (1958) [Remastered 1998]

Bud Shank & Bill Perkins - Bud Shank/Bill Perkins (1958) [Remastered 1998]
EAC rip | FLAC+CUE+LOG | Scans | 323 Mb(Incl. Recovery)
Genre ~ Cool, Hard Bop, West Coast Jazz | Label ~ Blue Note Records
Bud Shank & Bob Cooper - Mosaic Select 10 (2004) [3CD Box Set] {Mosaic}

Bud Shank & Bob Cooper - Mosaic Select 10 (2004) [3CD Box Set] {Mosaic}
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 961 MB | Scans JPG - 30 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.98) - 485 MB
Genre: jazz, cool | RAR 5% Rec. | Label: Mosaic / Blue Note | CAT # MS-010 | 2004

This excellent 3-CD set collects two 10" albums by Shank and 4 12" albums co-led by Shank and Cooper, all for the Pacific Jazz/World Pacific labels between 1954-58. The West Coast cool school was at its height at this time, and both Bud Shank and Bob Cooper were in the thick of it. The first disc gets off to a rousing start with the marvelously swinging VALVE IN HEAD from 1954, with Bud playing fluid alto sax. He's joined by three valve trombone players (Bob Enevoldsen, Stu Williamson, and the ringer Maynard Ferguson) on this tune and for the first half of the disc, an interesting concept. The second half finds him with Coop at Cal Tech in 1959. Count Basie's THE KING gets a rousing airing, and there's a nicely done ballad medley.
Bud Shank & Clare Fisher - Bossa Nova Jazz Samba (1962) {2013 Japan Jazz & Bossa Nova Best & More Series CD07of8}

Bud Shank & Clare Fisher - Bossa Nova Jazz Samba (1962) {2013 Japan Jazz & Bossa Nova Best & More Series CD07of8}
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© 1962, 2013 Pacific Jazz / Universal Japan | TOCJ-66627 | 24bit remaster
Jazz / Bossa Nova / Cool / Latin Jazz / Hard Bop

Reissue with the latest 24bit remastering. Features original cover artwork. Comes with a descripton in Japanese. A sublime little set all the way through – an early 60s date from the west coast scene – and one that was almost as important to that side of the country as the Verve bossa records were to New York! Bud Shank's in the lead on alto sax – no flute at all this time around – blowing sharp and soulfully, in a way that's even more deft than most of his other albums! But the equal star here is the young Clare Fischer – who plays piano in the group, and also contributed a host of original tunes to the set – fresh numbers that are way different than the usual "bossa-ized" standards, or American remakes of Brazilian classics. Ralph Pena is a key member of the group on bass – and Larry Bunker plays some vibes as well. Titles include "Joao", "Pensativa", "Samba Guapo", "Samba Da Borboleta", and "Que Mais?".