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Shorty Rogers: 'Jazz Scene USA'

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If you're a YouTube hound, then you're certainly familiar with a clip or two from 1962 featuring flugelhornist Shorty Rogers and His Giants. Those clips—in relatively poor audio and visual condition—make up part of Rogers' appearance on Jazz Scene USA, a nationally syndicated show produced by Steve Allen.

Last week, Jimi Mentis in Athens provided a link to the full show in sterling form. A big thanks to Jimi. Here's Shorty Rogers and his Giants—Rogers (flhn), Gary LeFebvre (ts, fl), Lou Levy (p). Gary Peacock (b) and Larry Bunker (d). A killer group akin to the Jazz Messengers and a fierce reminder of just how great LeFebvre, Bunker and Levy were...

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This story appears courtesy of JazzWax by Marc Myers.
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