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Shelly Manne’s “2-3-4” album

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This is an outstanding 1962 album consisting of two separate recordings and  put together by great Jazz drummer Shelly Manne. “2 – 3 – 4 is very rare in that it features the legendary tenor saxophonist Coleman Hawkins in 5 of the 6 tunes, There is a 7th and 8th tune on the reissue CD version . They are joined by Hank Jones and Eddie Costa on piano, depending on the tune. George

 

About the album:

This unusual set has five selections from a date featuring the great tenor Coleman Hawkins, pianist Hank Jones, bassist George Duvivier, and drummer Shelly Manne. 2-3-4 songs Both “Take the ‘A’ Train” and “Cherokee” find the group at times playing two tempos at once (Manne sticks to double-time throughout “Cherokee”), and showing that they’d heard some of the avant-garde players. 2-3-4 album for sale The most swinging piece, “Avalon,” was previously available only on a sampler…..Read More

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