Shorty Rogers And His Giants – The Swinging Mr. Rogers

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The Swinging Mr. Rogers is an album by American jazz trumpeter, composer and arranger Shorty Rogers, released on the Atlantic label in 1955.

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 4½ stars and stated: “This LP has one of trumpeter Shorty Rogers’ finest small group sessions of the 1950’s”.



Track listing:
All compositions by Shorty Rogers except where noted.

“Isn’t It Romantic?” (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) – 5:44
“Trickley Didlier” – 4:41
“Oh Play That Thing” – 6:31
“Not Really the Blues” (Johnny Mandel) – 4:58
“Martians Go Home” – 7:56
“My Heart Stood Still” (Rodgers, Hart) – 6:12
“Michele’s Meditation” – 3:55
“That’s What I’m Talkin’ ‘Bout” – 5:33

Shorty Rogers – trumpet
Jimmy Giuffre – clarinet, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone
Pete Jolly – piano
Curtis Counce – bass
Shelly Manne – drums


Released: 1955
Recorded: March 1 & 3, 1955
Los Angeles, CA
Length: 45:30
Label Atlantic
LP 1212
Producer: Nesuhi Ertegun