Bud Shank – Bud Shank Plays Tenor (Full Album)

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Bud Shank Plays Tenor is an album by saxophonist Bud Shank recorded in late 1957 for the Pacific Jazz label.

AllMusic Review by Jason Ankeny:
As its title promises, Bud Shank Plays Tenor eschews the jazzman’s signature alto and flute, and while the leap to tenor doesn’t dramatically impact his overall sound and style, it does add soul and depth to his lyrical solos. Paired with pianist Claude Williamson, bassist Don Prell, and drummer Chuck Flores, Shank crafts a radiant set of standards spanning from “All the Things You Are” to “Long Ago and Far Away,” and while none of the performances reinvent the familiar material, the robust approach sets the session apart from his other Pacific Jazz dates (https://goo.gl/reZ6uR).

Track listing:
“Thou Swell” (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) – 6:40
“Tenderly” (Walter Gross, Jack Lawrence) – 7:50
“Over the Rainbow” (Harold Arlen, Yip Harburg) – 4:21
“Long Ago (and Far Away)” (Ralph Rainger, Leo Robin) – 4:51
“I Never Knew” (Ted Fio Rito, Sammy Kahn) – 6:31
“All the Things You Are” (Oscar Hammerstein II, Jerome Kern) – 4:52
“Body and Soul” (Johnny Green, Edward Heyman, Robert Sour, Frank Eyton) – 5:09
“Blue Lou” (Irving Mills, Edgar Sampson) – 5:45

Bud Shank – tenor saxophone
Claude Williamson – piano
Don Prell – bass
Chuck Flores – drums


Released: 1960
Recorded: November 29, 1957
Capitol Studios, Hollywood, CA
Label: Pacific Jazz
PJ 4
Producer: Richard Bock