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Bud Shank

Primary Instrument: Saxophone

Born: May 27, 1926 | Died: April 2, 2009    

Bud Shank

Bud Shank has been an integral member of the international jazz scene for 60 years. A respected saxophonist, composer, and arranger, his soaring dynamic performances have enlivened countless concerts, festivals, nightclubs, and recording sessions.

Shank first came to prominence in the big bands of Charlie Barnet and Stan Kenton during the late 1940s. In the 1950s the saxophonist began a long tenure with Howard Rumsey's Lighthouse All Stars, as well as work with his own quartet. A charter member of the “West Coast” jazz movement, Shank's cool but always strongly swinging sound has made him one of a handful of sax players with an instantly recognizable and always exciting sound. In addition to club and concert dates this period found the musician producing some 50 diverse albums....
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  • Bud Shank: Four Classic Albums

    Avid Records UK
    2012
  • Barefoot Adventure

    Stretch Records
    2011
  • In Good Company

    Capri Records
    2011
  • Fascinating Rhythms

    Jazzed Media
    2010
  • Bud Shank: The Original - The Pacific Jazz Years


    2008
  • European Tour '58

    Lone Hill Jazz
    2007
  • European Tour '57

    Lone Hill Jazz
    2007
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