Here’s another wonderful sounding Contemporary LP that was one of my favorite additions to the collection in 2012. This is an original stereo pressing with the black deepgroove label. Both the cover and vinyl are in excellent condition.
Cut in December 1962, Shelly Manne lead this sextet through a set of Jewish and Israeli melodies arranged for small jazz group. The results are really engaging with lead lines that zig-zag through shifts in the tempo and feel. Along with Manne’s drums, Teddy Edwards (ts), Shorty Rogers (tpt/flg), Victor Feldman (p/vib), Al Viola (gtr), and Monty Budwig (bs) combine to make an inventive and impeccably performed record.
(Details: Contemporary S7609 stereo/black deepgroove/D2-D2 matrix)