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Bud Shank: Against the Tide, Portrait of a Jazz Legend


DVD Total Playing Time: 115:00

Bud Shank: Against the Tide showcases the Bud Shank Quartet filmed in San Diego, CA performing Bud's tunes, and includes extensive interview segments with Bud as he discusses his over 60-year career in jazz. Included are rare Shank performances from television and film, including the Stars of Jazz TV show from 1957, and Bud's appearance from the Frankly Jazz TV broadcast in 1962.

The name Bud Shank is synonymous with West Coast jazz. He is credited as being one of the first musicians to introduce the flute to jazz; he also was one of the key figures to introduce Central and South American sounds to the idiom, along with Laurindo Almeida in the early 1950s, which led to the formation of Bossa Nova a few years later.

CD Total Playing Time: 60:02

1. Wildflower's Lullaby
2. El Wacko
3. The Starduster
4. Big Mo
Tracks 1-4 Bud Shank Quartet with Bud Shank, alto sax; Mike Wofford, piano; Bib Magnusson, bass; Joe LaBabera, drums. San Diego, CA May 15, 2007

5. Warm Valley
Bud shank, alto sax and Bill Mays, piano. New York NY, May 2006

6. The Gift
The Bill Holman Band with special guest Bud Shank. Personnel: Trumpet: Roger Ingram, Carl Saunders, Pete DeSiena, Ron Stout, Bob Summers; Trombones: John Grab, Bob Enevoldsen, Andy Martin, Craig Gosnell; Saxophones: Lanny Morgan, Bruce Babad, Ray Herrmann, Pete Christlieb, Bob Efford; Piano: Christian Jacob; Bass: Joel Hamilton; Drums: Kevin Kanner; Leader/Composer/Arranger: Bill Holman
Los Angeles, CA May 29, 2005, Los Angeles Jazz Institute "Neophonic Impressions" Jazz Festival

7. The Big Heist
The Duke Ellington Orchestra with special guest Bud Shank on flute
Los Angeles, CA 1965

8. Lover Man
9. The Nearness of You
Howard Rumsey's Lighthouse All Stars with Howard Rumsey, bass; Bud Shank, alto and flute; Bob Cooper, tenor and oboe; Sonny Clark, piano, Stan Levey, drums.
Glendale, CA April 19, 1956


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