Bud Shank
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Never Never Land
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What'll I Do?
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Gershwin Prelude No. 2
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Tenderly
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Little Girl Blue

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Bud Shank

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Bud Shank began his career pigeonholed as a cool schooler, but those who listened to the altoist progress over the long haul knew that he became one of the hottest, most original players of the immediate post-Parker generation. Lumped in with the limpid-toned West Coast crowd in the '50s, Shank never ceased to evolve; in his later years, he had more in common with Jackie McLean or Phil Woods than with Paul Desmond or Lee Konitz. Shank's keening, blithely melodic, and tonally exp... Read more

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