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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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Albums

Bud Shank: Four Classic Albums
Bud Shank: Four...
Avid Records UK
2012
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In Good Company
In Good Company
Capri Records
2011
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Barefoot Adventure
Stretch Records
2011
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Fascinating Rhythms
Fascinating Rhythms
Jazzed Media
2010
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Bud Shank: The Original - The Pacific Jazz Years
Bud Shank: The...

2008
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European Tour '57
European Tour '57
Lone Hill Jazz
2007
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