Pure Pleasure Records (Reprise)
180 Gram Vinyl Record
Remastering by Ray Staff at Air Mastering, Lyndhurst Hall, London
"Shorty Rogers' Jazz Waltz is exactly that, an exploration of 10 compositions played in waltz settings. Only these big-band charts are hardly the waltzes heard on Lawrence Welk's long-running television series. Rogers kicks off with a swinging number ('I'm Gonna Go Fishin') written by Duke Ellington for the soundtrack to the film "Anatomy of a Murder" and featuring the leader's rich flügelhorn.
"The lyrical take of the centuries-old folk melody 'Greensleeves' alternates between the tense rhythm section and Bud Shank's gorgeous flute solo. Rogers' delightful 'Be as Children' almost sounds as if it was adapted from a gospel song. The brisk treatment of Ellington's 'Echoes of Harlem,' featuring Paul Horn on flute, is refreshing. Only Bobby Scott's 'A Taste of Honey' is the least bit disappointing, simply because this arrangement isn't quite as adventurous as the rest of the album. Originally issued by Reprise in 1962 and out of print for decades." — AllMusic
|I’m Gonna Go Fishin’|
|Walk On The Wild Side|
|Be As Children|
|Echoes of Harlem|
|A Taste Of Honey|
|The Streets Of Laredo|
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