Bud Shank & Chet Baker – Michelle – CD

Bud Shank & Chet Baker - Michelle - CD

Bud Shank & Chet Baker – Michelle – CD

Celebrated alto saxophonist and flutist BUD SHANK (1926-2009) rose to prominence in the early 1950s playing lead alto and flute in Stan Kenton’s Innovations in Modern Music Orchestra and throughout the decade worked in various small jazz combos. He spent the 1960s as a firstcall studio musician in Hollywood. In the 1970s and 1980s he performed regularly with the L. A. Four. Shank ultimately abandoned the flute to focus exclusively on playing jazz on the alto saxophone. He is also well known for the alto flute solo on the song “California Dreamin’” recorded by The Mamas & the Papas in 1965. Michelle is one of the few Shank recorded with the great CHET BAKER, here playing flugelhorn instead of the usual trumpet.

TRACKLIST:

01. MICHELLE
02. PETITE FLEUR (Little Flower)
03. GIRL
04. AS TEARS GO BY
05. YOU DIDN’T HAVE TO BE SO NICE
06. LOVE THEME, UMBRELLAS OF
07. CHERBOURG(I Will Wait For You)
from the film “Umbrellasof Cherbourg”
08. SOUNDS OF SILENCE
09. TURN! TURN! TURN!(To Everything There Is A Season)
10. YESTERDAY
11.BLUE ON BLUE

Producer: Richard Bock
Engineer: Bruce Botnick
Art Direction: Woody Woodward
Cover Photography: Ken Kim
Back Photography by: Woody Woodward
& William Claxton
Recorded in Los Angeles, December 1965.