Shelly Manne & His Men – More Swinging Sounds

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More Swinging Sounds is a jazz album by drummer Shelly Manne‘s group Shelly Manne & His Men, recorded in 1956 and released on the Contemporary label. Early releases of the album were labelled Vol 5, indicating it was the fifth volume of recordings released by the group.

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 4½ stars and stated : “Shelly Manne deserves great credit for being continually open to new directions and fresh material while staying on his own singular path”.

Track listing:
“Moose the Mooche” (Charlie Parker) – 7:27
“The Wind” (Russ Freeman) – 5:02
“Pint of Blues” (Charlie Mariano) – 9:49
“Tommyhawk” (Johnny Mandel) – 4:18
“Quartet (A Suite in Four Parts)” (Bill Holman) – 15:38

Shelly Manne – drums
Stu Williamson – trumpet, valve trombone
Charlie Mariano – alto saxophone
Russ Freeman – piano
Leroy Vinnegar – bass


Released: 1957
Recorded: July 16 and August 15 & 16, 1956
Contemporary Records Studio, Los Angeles, California
Length: 40:32
Label: Contemporary C3519
Producer: Lester Koenig