Shorty Rogers - Godfather of West Coast Jazz

Here is a flashback to a mentor and wonderful friend, Shorty Rogers :)

The first two videos below are from Frankly Jazz, a half-hour television program produced in Los Angeles in the early 1960s. Each program featured one or more prominent West Coast Jazz performer of the day. Frankly Jazz was hosted by Frank Evans, a leading jazz disk jockey of the day. Enjoy! GC

Shorty Rogers plays 'Martian Bossanova' (Live on Frankly Jazz)


Shorty Rogers 'Time Was' (Live on Frankly Jazz)


Shorty Rogers and His Giants - Time Was (1962)
Band: Gary Peacock-bass, Lou Levy-piano, Larry Bunker-drums, Gary Lefebvre-woodwinds, Shorty Rogers-flugelhorn.


This post was created on February 14, 2012 by Gregory J. Chamberlain, with subsequent edits and updates by Mariana L. Villanueva for Indies Network