Bud Shank Quartet With Bob Cooper – Jazz At Cal-Tech

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Jazz at Cal-Tech is an album by saxophonist Bud Shank recorded in early 1956 for the Pacific Jazz label.

“The near-telepathic interplay that distinguishes all of Bud Shank’s collaborations with reedist Bob Cooper reaches a dazzling peak with the live Jazz at Cal-Tech. A deceptively freewheeling set recorded with pianist Claude Williamson, bassist Don Prell, and drummer Chuck Flores, it boasts a simmering intensity often missing from Shank and Cooper’s subsequent studio sessions, channeling the energy of the audience to add a new edge to their creative give and take, particularly on a rousing rendition of Count Basie’s “The King.” No less impressive is a lovely ballad medley featuring “How Long Has This Been Going On?” and “Tea for Two.” – Jason Ankeny/AllMusic.

Track listing:
“When Lights are Low” (Benny Carter, Spencer Williams) – 7:30
“Old Devil Moon” (Burton Lane, Yip Harburg) – 6:38
“The Nearness of You” (Hoagy Carmichael, Ned Washington) – 4:07
“How Long Has This Been Going On?” (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) – 4:50
“Tea for Two” (Vincent Youmans, Irving Caesar) – 4:50
“Lullaby of Birdland” (George Shearing, George David Weiss) – 4:03
“Somebody Loves Me” (George Gershwin, Ballard MacDonald, Buddy DeSylva) – 5:38
“Moonlight in Vermont” (Karl Suessdorf, John Blackburn) – 6:20
“The King” (Count Basie) – 6:09

Bud Shank – alto saxophone, flute
Bob Cooper – tenor saxophone, oboe
Claude Williamson – piano
Don Prell – bass
Chuck Flores – drums


Released: 1956
Recorded: January 19, 1956
California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA
Label: Pacific Jazz
PJ 1219
Producer: Richard Bock