Live at the Haig

COMPOSERS: Various
LABELS: Choice
ALBUM TITLE: Bud Shank
PERFORMER: Bud Shank (as), Claude Williamson (p), Don Prell (b), Chuck Flores (d)
CATALOGUE NO: CHCD 71030

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This exemplary set first appeared in 1985, astonishing Shank, who had no idea he was being recorded at the famous Haig club in Los Angeles in 1956 – and in stereo. With solos by the leader and Williamson on piano, both under-appreciated players then as now, Shank shows West Coast jazz could have teeth on what is a collector’s classic. SN