Shelly Manne & His Friends


Bells Are Ringing

  • Release Date: 08 Nov 1996
  • OJCCD-910-2

In the late 1950s, Shelly Manne and Andre Previn were as familiar a pairing in the realm of the theatrical musical as Rodgers and Hammerstein or Lerner and Loewe. Working under the names Shelly Manne & His Friends (as here) or Andre Previn and his Pals, they pioneered one of the first successful concepts of the long-playing album era, the jazz version of a Broadway show. This 1958 set was their fifth Broadway effort, and was rounded out by the great bassist Red Mitchell, who worked with t… MORE


Shelly Manne's inquiring mind and adventuresome spirit made him a band leader unlikely to settle into a familiar repertoire. He was on a constant… More