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Bud Shank

as, fl, 1926-2009 US, Dayton, Ohio
Musician / Composer of Jazz
A.k.a. Clifford Everett Shank, Jr.

Jazz musician (alto and baritone saxophone, flute, arrangements). Attended the University of North Carolina between 1944-1946 then moved to California where he studied with trumpeter/composer Shorty Rogers and played in the big bands of Charlie Barnet (1947-8) and Stan Kenton (1950-51). He spent most of the '60s recording in L.A. studios before forming the L.A. Four in the '70s. Practiced jazz flute at times during this period, but reverted full-time to the alto saxophone in the mid-'80s. Born May 27th, 1926, in Dayton, Ohio; died April 2nd, 2009, in Tucson, Arizona.

  • Alto sax
  • Flute
  • Saxophone
  • Bariton sax
  • Tenor sax
  • Jazz
  • Pop
  • Soundtrack
Plays With
Art Pepper Nine
Barney Kessel And His Men
Bill Perkins Octet
Bobby Troup And His Stars Of Jazz
Bud Shank - Shorty Rogers Quintet
Bud Shank And Bill Perkins Quintet
Bud Shank Orchestra
Bud Shank Quartet
Bud Shank With Strings
Buddy Collette And His Swinging Shepherds
Chet Baker Sextet
Elmer Bernstein & Orchestra
Gerald Wilson Orchestra
Gerry Mulligan And The Jazz Combo
Gerry Mulligan Tentette
Henry Mancini And His Orchestra
Hot Rod Rumble Orchestra
Howard Rumsey's Lighthouse All-Stars
Laurindo Almeida Quartet
Leith Stevens' All Stars
Milt Bernhart And His Orchestra
Pete Rugolo Orchestra
Russ Freeman Quartet
Russ Freeman-Bill Perkins Quintet
Russell Garcia And His Orchestra
Shelly Manne & His Men
Shorty Rogers And His Augmented "Giants"
Shorty Rogers And His Giants
Shorty Rogers And His Orchestra
Shorty Rogers Big Band
Stan Kenton And His Orchestra
The Big Band Of Shorty Rogers
The Bob Cooper Sextet
The Bud Shank / Bob Cooper Quintet
The Bud Shank Big Band
The Bud Shank Quintet
The Bud Shank Sextet
The Bud Shank-Bob Cooper Orchestra
The Buddy Bregman Orchestra
The Frankie Capp Percussion Group
The Los Angeles Neophonic Orchestra
The Marty Paich Dek-Tette
The Mystic Moods Orchestra
The Zodiac
Vic Lewis West Coast All-Stars
The Clare Fischer Orchestra
Lenita Bruno
Members Of The Stan Kenton Orchestra
Len Mercer Strings
The Bob Alcivar Singers
Bob Thiele And His New Happy Times Orchestra
The West Coast Giants
The Shelly Manne Quintet And Big Band
Annapolis Brass Quintet
Pete Rugolo And His All Stars
Bobby Shew & His West Coast Friends
Vic Lewis & His Jazzgroup
Jack Marshall & His Jazzgroup
Stan Kenton And The Innovations Orchestra
Roumanis String Quartet
Popular Tracks   
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Jasmine on Presenting Bud Shank by Bud Shank
Hazardous on Presenting Bud Shank by Bud Shank
Improvisation on the Theme Music from Pather Panchali on Presenting Bud Shank by Bud Shank
Raga Rageshri, Pt. 3 on Presenting Bud Shank by Bud Shank
Illusao on Bossa Nova Jazz Samba by Bud Shank & Clare Fischer
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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
Master's Request Notebook, Compiled By Hozumi NakadairaGerry Mulligan Quartet, Chet Baker, Stan Getz, Bud Shank And Three Trombones, Bud Shank, Shorty Rogers Quintet, Carmell Jones, Clifford Brown, The Chico Hamilton Quintet2014Compil.
Four Classic AlbumsBud Shank2013Compil.
Four Classic AlbumsBud Shank2012Compil.
Beyond The Red DoorBud Shank And Bill Mays2007Album
Uma Tarde Com Bud Shank E João DonatoBud Shank E João Donato2007Album
European Tour '58Bud Shank, Bob Cooper2006Album
Stairway To The StarsBud Shank2006Compil.
European Tour '57Bud Shank - Bob Cooper2006Album
Bouncing With Bud & Phil - Live at Yoshi'sBud Shank With Phil Woods, Mike Wofford, Bob Magnusson, Bill Goodwin2005Album
The AwakeningBud Shank2005Album
Mosaic SelectBud Shank & Bob Cooper2004Album
1958 And 1959 Milano SessionsChet Baker, Bud Shank2003Compil.
Alone TogetherBud Shank, Rein De Graaff2003Album
On The Wild SideJohn La Barbera Big Band With Guest Soloist Bud Shank Featuring Pat LaBarbera, Joe LaBarbera, Clay Jenkins2003Album
Brasilien Jazz Und Poesie So Begann Bossa NovaBud Shank, Laurindo Almeida, Gary Peacock, Chuck Flores, Harry Babasin, Roy Harte2000Compil.
Bossa Nova YearsBud Shank2000Compil.
After You, JeruBud Shank1999Album
A Flower Is A Lovesome ThingBud Shank & Bob Cooper, Metropole Orchestra1998Album
Bud Shank And Bill PerkinsBud Shank And Bill Perkins1998Compil.
The Pacific Jazz Bud Shank Studio SessionsBud Shank1998Compil.
The Pacific Jazz Bud Shank Studio SessionsBud Shank1998Compil.
By Request - Bud Shank Meets the Rhythm SectionBud Shank1997Album
Plays The Music Of Bill EvansBud Shank1997Album
West Coast Sax ModeBob Andrews Presents Art Pepper, Bud Shank, Richie Kamuca, Gabe Baltazar, Teddy Edwards, Sonny Criss1995Album
BrasileiroStan Getz, Coleman Hawkins, Cannonball Adderley, Bud Shank, Laurindo Almeida, Luiz Bonfá, Charlie Byrd, Barry Galbraith, Durval Ferreira, Howard Collins, Sérgio Mendes, Antonio Carlos Jobim1995Compil.
The Lost CathedralBud Shank1995Album
Live At The Royal Palms Inn - Volume 4Bud Shank And Conte Candoli1994Album
Lopin'Don Lanphere • Bud Shank • Denney Goodhew1994Album
...Three To Get ReadyDavid Friesen with Clark Terry & Bud Shank1994Album
I Told You So!Bud Shank1993Album
The Girl From IpanemaStan Getz, João Gilberto & Astrud Gilberto, Laurindo Almeida, Bud Shank, Baden Powell, Charlie Byrd1992Compil.
Eight BrothersShorty Rogers - Bud Shank And Howard Rumsey's Lighthouse All-Stars1992Album
The Doctor Is InBud Shank1992Album
"Lost In The Stars" Bud Shank And Lou Levy Play The Sinatra SongbookBud Shank And Lou Levy1992Album
Baa-Too-KeeLaurindo Almeida & Bud Shank1992Compil.
Live At Fat Tuesday'sChet Baker Quartet with Special Guest Bud Shank1991Album
America The BeautifulShorty Rogers - Bud Shank & Howard Rumsey's Lighthouse All-Stars1991Album
Drifting TimelesslyBud Shank, Roumanis String Quartet1991Album
The AltomanArt Pepper, Sonny Criss, Bud Shank1991Album
Quiet FireFrank Morgan, Bud Shank1991Album
Tales Of The Pilot (The Music Of David Peck)Bud Shank1990Album
The Jiggs UpJiggs Whigham, Bud Shank, John Clayton, George Cables, Jeff Hamilton1990Album
Tomorrow's RainbowBud Shank1989Album
The Many Faces Of Bird - The Music Of Charlie ParkerRichie Cole, Lee Konitz, Bobby McFerrin, James Moody & Bud Shank1989Album
My Funny ValentineChet Baker, Art Pepper, Paul Desmond, Al Cohn, Bud Shank1989Compil.
Vic Lewis Big BandsVic Lewis With Peter King, Shorty Rogers, Bud Shank, Jiggs Whigham1988Album
Pacific Jazz Presents Bud Shank And Laurindo AlmeidaBud Shank And Laurindo Almeida - Gary Peacock - Chuck Flores1987Compil.
Bud Shank PlaysBud Shank, Manny Albam, Vic Lewis, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra1987Album
Serious SwingersBud Shank - Bill Perkins1987Album
This Bud's For You...Bud Shank And The Rhythm Section Of Ron Carter, Kenny Barron, Al Foster1985Album
California ConcertBud Shank / Shorty Rogers1985Album
Live At The HaigBud Shank1985Album
Back AgainShorty Rogers - Bud Shank With Vic Lewis And His Big Band, The Bud Shank Quintet1984Album
The West Coast GiantsBud Shank, Bill Perkins, Shorty Rogers, Bob Cooper1983Compil.
Yesterday, Today And ForeverShorty Rogers / Bud Shank1983Album
Selected Classical Works For Guitar And FluteLaurindo Almeida, Bud Shank1982Album
BrazilvilleCharlie Byrd Trio With Bud Shank1982Album
ImprovisationsRavi Shankar With Paul Horn & Bud Shank1981Compil.
Shades Of DringMadeleine Dring, Lennie Niehaus, Shelly Manne, Ray Brown, Bud Shank, Bill Perkins, Leigh Kaplan1981Album
Song Of The SeekerMartin Scot Kosins, John Carradine, Bud Shank1981Album
Crystal CommentsBud Shank / Bill Mays / Alan Broadbent1980Album
Explorations: 1980Bud Shank - Bill Mays1980Album
HeritageBud Shank1978Album
Sessions, LiveMax Roach / Bud Shank1976Album
Sessions, LiveHoward Rumsey's Lighthouse All-Stars, Julie London, Bud Shank And Chris Connor1976Album
Deluxe In SaxBud Shank, Clifford Scott, Mike Sharpe, Booker Ervin1971Compil.
Let It BeBud Shank With The Bob Alcivar Singers1970Album
Let It Be / SomethingBud Shank1970Single
Windmills Of Your MindBud Shank1969Album
I Am The Walrus / Sounds Of SilenceBud Shank1968Single
Golden Sax MoodBud Shank1968Compil.
Magical MysteryBud Shank1968Album
6th Annual Jazz Concert / Southwestern College 1968Bud Shank1968Album
Brazilliances - An Essential Souvenir Of Their Historical CollaborationsBud Shank, Laurindo Almeida1967Compil.
Plays Music From Today's MoviesBud Shank1967Album
Parigi Sorride / Un Uomo, Una DonnaBud Shank / Chet Baker1967Single
A Spoonful Of JazzBud Shank1967Album
The Modern Jazz Vol. 2Bud Shank1967Album
I Hear MusicBud Shank1966Compil.
Summer WindBud Shank1966Single
Brazil! Brazil! Brazil!Bud Shank1966Album
Bud Shank And The Sax SectionBud Shank1966Album
MichelleBud Shank1966Album
Girl In LoveBud Shank1966Album
MichelleBud Shank1966Single
MichelleBud Shank1966Single
Michelle / Ontem A NoteBud Shank1966Single
Woman / California Dreamin'Bud Shank1966Single
California Dreamin'Bud Shank1966Album
SidewinderBud Shank And The Sax Section1966Single
Summer Samba / Monday MondayBud Shank & Chet Baker1966Single
Bud Shank & His Brazilian FriendsBud Shank1965Album
Folk 'N FluteBud Shank & The Folkswingers1964Album
Brasamba!Bud Shank / Clare Fischer / Joe Pass1963Album
BrasambaBud Shank & Clare Fischer1963Single
The Talents Of Bud ShankBud Shank1963Compil.
Bud ShankBud Shank with Maynard Ferguson - Stu Williamson and Bob Enevoldsen1963Album
Bossa Nova Jazz SambaBud Shank & Clare Fischer1962Album
New GrooveBud Shank1961Album
Barefoot Adventure / Slippery When WetBud Shank1961Single
New GrooveBud Shank & Carmell Jones1961Single
Barefoot AdventureBud Shank1961Album
Plays TenorBud Shank1960Album
Koto & Flute (The Japanese Koto Music Of Kimio Eto Featuring The Flute Of Bud Shank)Kimio Eto & Bud Shank1960Album
Slippery When WetBud Shank1959Album
Blowin' CountryBud Shank & Bob Cooper1959Album
Holiday In BrazilBud Shank1959Album
Latin ContrastsBud Shank1959Album
I'll Take Romance - Vol. 2Bud Shank With Len Mercer Strings1958Single
I'll Take Romance Vol. 3Bud Shank With Len Mercer Strings1958Single
Showcase For Modern JazzBud Shank, Bob Cooper, Buddy Collette, Art Pepper1958Album
I'll Take RomanceBud Shank, Len Mercer Strings1958Album
Bud Shank In AfricaBud Shank1958Album
I'll Take RomanceBud Shank With Len Mercer Strings1958Single
The Swing's To TVBud Shank And Bob Cooper1958Album
I'll Take Romance - Vol. 1Bud Shank With Len Mercer Strings1958Single
What'll I Do / Tequila TimeBud Shank & Bob Cooper1957Single
Flute 'N OboeBud Shank / Bob Cooper1957Album
Gary CrosbyGary Crosby1957Album
Theme Music From "The James Dean Story"Chet Baker & Bud Shank1957Album
Volume 2Laurindo Almeida Quartet Featuring Bud Shank1956Single
Laurindo Almeida Quartet Featuring Bud ShankLaurindo Almeida Quartet Featuring Bud Shank1956Single
Lotus BudBud Shank, Shorty Rogers1956Single
Herbie Harper Featuring Bud Shank And Bob GordonHerb Harper Featuring Bud Shank And Bob Gordon1956Album
The Saxophone Artistry Of Bud ShankBud Shank1956Compil.
Bud Shank - Shorty Rogers - Bill PerkinsBud Shank & Shorty Rogers & Bill Perkins1955Album
Laurindo Almeida Quartet Featuring Bud ShankLaurindo Almeida Quartet Featuring Bud Shank1955Album
Bud Shank And Bob BrookmeyerBud Shank And Bob Brookmeyer1954Album
Bud Shank And Bob BrookmeyerBud Shank And Bob Brookmeyer1954Single
Laurindo Almeida Quartet Featuring Bud Shank Volume 2Laurindo Almeida Quartet Featuring Bud Shank1954Album
Laurindo Almeida Quartet Featuring Bud ShankLaurindo Almeida Quartet Featuring Bud Shank1953Album
Laurindo Almeida Quartet Featuring Bud ShankLaurindo Almeida Quartet Featuring Bud Shank1953Album
Satin Doll / Choro In "A"The Chico Hamilton Quintet, Bud Shank & Laurindo AlmeidaSingle
Nightwatch / Life's A Funny ThingGerry Mulligan And The Jazz Combo Featuring: Art Farmer & Bud ShankSingle
Joao (Bossa Nova)Bud Shank & Clare FischerSingle
Strangers In The NightBud ShankAlbum
Reeds And Woodwinds, 1957 Vol. 1Bud Shank / Bob CooperAlbum
(There's Got To Be A Better Way) Theme From 'Bandolero' / Tour D' AmourBud ShankSingle
Love Theme, Umbrellas Of Cherbourg (I'll Wait For You) You Didn't Have To Be So NiceBud ShankSingle
Reeds And Woodwinds, 1956/57 Vol. 2Bud Shank / Bob CooperAlbum
Brasamba!Bud Shank & Clare FischerSingle
Jimmy's Theme/FairmontChet Baker, Bud ShankSingle
I Didn't Know What Time It WasBud Shank - Laurindo AlmeidaSingle
Vol. IILaurindo Almeida Quartet Featuring Bud ShankSingle
Flute AlbumBud ShankCompil.
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