At The Black Hawk, Vol. 1

Shelly Manne & His Men

At The Black Hawk Vol 1
  • CAT # OJCCD-656-25

    1. Summertime 5:20
    2. Our Delight 5:26
    3. Poinciana 13:00
    4. Blue Daniel 3:18
    5. Blue Daniel (Alternate Take) 3:18
    6. Theme: A Gem From Tiffany

Among Shelly Manne’s recordings, the five volumes that came out of three nights in 1959 at San Francisco’s Black Hawk occupy a special place in his discography. The drummer recorded copiously during the Fifties with the band he called Shelly Manne & His Men, but this was the first time they had been captured on tape in a club, with commercial release in mind. His Men were joined for the Black Hawk dates by pianist Victor Feldman, and the group caught fire in a series of performances so consistent that Contemporary released not just the one album contemplated, but four and, ultimately, a fifth, Volume 1 contains the remarkable waltz, “Blue Daniel,” and a blistering performance of Tadd Dameron’s “Our Delight.”

with Joe Gordon, Richie Kamuca, Victor Feldman, Monty Budwig

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