Shelly Manne – 2 3 4 {impulse!} “Analogue Productions”


Review by Scott Yanow (allmusic.com)

This unusual CD reissue has five selections from a date featuring the great tenor Coleman Hawkins, pianist Hank Jones, bassist George Duvivier and drummer Shelly Manne. Both “Take the ‘A’ Train” and “Cherokee” find the group at times playing two tempos at once (Manne sticks to doubletime throughout “Cherokee”) and showing that they had heard some of the avant-garde players. The most swinging piece, “Avalon,” was previously available only on a sampler while “Me and Some Drums” features Hawkins and Manne in a very effective duet with the veteran tenor making his only recorded appearance on piano during the first half. This CD is rounded off by a pair of trio features for Eddie Costa (with Duvivier and Manne); one song apiece on vibes and drums. A very interesting set with more than its share of surprises.

Tracks:
01 – Take The “A” Train
02 – The Sicks of Us
03 – Slowly
04 – Lean on Me
05 – Cherokee
06 – Me and Some Drums

Personnel:
Shelly Manne – drums
George Duvivier – bass
Coleman Hawkins – tenor sax
Hank Jones – piano
Eddie Costa – piano and vibes

Recorded on February 6, 1962

Quality: eac, flac, cue, log, artwork