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Shorty Rogers

tr, fh, 1924-1994 US, Great Barrington, Massachusetts
Musician / Composer / Arranger of Jazz
A.k.a. Milton Michael Rajonsky "The Prince" Boots Brown (2) Roger Short

American jazz trumpeter, composer, arranger and bandleader, Born April 14, 1924 in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, died November 07, 1994 in Van Nuys, California. Worked with Will Bradley, Red Norvo, Teddy Charles, Woody Herman, Charlie Barnet and Stan Kenton, among others. In addition to leading his own jazz groups, he was a producer and writer, and teamed with Kelly Gordon for a number of productions, especially in the late '60s. He is also known for having arranged and conducted several records for The Monkees and Michael Nesmith.

  • Trumpet
  • Flugelhorn
  • Bass
  • Jazz
  • Pop
  • Soundtrack
Popular Tracks   
Moon Over Cuba on Afro-Cuban Influence by Shorty Rogers
Jasmine on Presenting Bud Shank by Bud Shank
Four Mothers on The Ultimate Jazz Archive 29 by Shorty Rogers
Lotus Bud on Presenting Bud Shank by Bud Shank
A Mile Down The Highway (There's A Toll Bridge) on Day Dreams by June Christy
Down for Double on Presenting Bud Shank by Bud Shank
Over The Rainbow on The Ultimate Jazz Archive 29 by Shorty Rogers
The Three Little Bops on Tarzan Giants Bops by Shorty Rogers
Martians Go Home on The Swinging Mr. Rogers by Shorty Rogers & his Giants
Samba De Uma Nota So - One Note Samba on Bossa Nova by Shorty Rogers & his Giants

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
Exotic Suite Of The Americas / Voodoo SuitePerez Prado, Shorty Rogers2018Compil.
Early Skylark And Tampa EPsShorty Rogers And Howard Rumsey's Lighthouse All-Stars2017Compil.
The Wild OneLeith Stevens, Shorty Rogers2016Album
Four Classic AlbumsShorty Rogers2011Compil.
Eight Classic AlbumsShorty Rogers2011Compil.
Patti Page With Pete Rugolo And His OrchestraPatti Page, Pete Rugolo, Marty Paich, Bill Holman, Shorty Rogers2009Compil.
Volume 1: 1946-1954 - West Coast Trumpet Ace, Bandleader, ComposerShorty Rogers2008Compil.
An Expression From Rogers: The Rare And Unissued Shorty RogersShorty Rogers2006Compil.
In CollaborationShorty Rogers & André Previn2006Album
Creative West Coast SwingShorty Rogers2005Compil.
West Coast JazzShorty Rogers2005Compil.
Shorty Rogers 2 CD SetShorty Rogers2005Compil.
Modern Jazz ArchiveShorty Rogers2004Compil.
The Sweetheart Of Sigmund FreudShorty Rogers2004Compil.
Blues For BrandoShorty Rogers2003Compil.
ContoursShorty Rogers2002Compil.
Le Grandi Trombe Del JazzMiles Davis, Louis Armstrong, Dizzy Gillespie, Chet Baker, Wynton Marsalis, Fats Navarro, Shorty Rogers, Cootie Williams2002Compil.
Shorty RogersShorty Rogers1998Compil.
The Young Art Pepper With Stan Kenton & Shorty RogersArt Pepper With Stan Kenton & Shorty Rogers1996Compil.
Just A Few 1951-1956Shorty Rogers1996Compil.
Live At The Royal Palms Inn - Volume 5Shorty Rogers, Bill Perkins1994Album
BrazilShorty Rogers, Xavier Cugat, Gary McFarland1994Compil.
The Vibes Are OnGerry Mulligan, Shorty Rogers, Chet Baker1992Album
Eight BrothersShorty Rogers - Bud Shank And Howard Rumsey's Lighthouse All-Stars1992Album
SwingsShorty Rogers1991Compil.
America The BeautifulShorty Rogers - Bud Shank & Howard Rumsey's Lighthouse All-Stars1991Album
The Complete Atlantic And EMI Jazz Recordings Of Shorty RogersShorty Rogers1989Compil.
Vic Lewis Big BandsVic Lewis With Peter King, Shorty Rogers, Bud Shank, Jiggs Whigham1988Album
Short StopsShorty Rogers1987Compil.
Shorty's Greatest HitsShorty Rogers1986Compil.
California ConcertBud Shank / Shorty Rogers1985Album
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.
14 Historic Arrangements & PerformancesShorty Rogers With Stan Kenton, June Christy, Shorty Rogers And His Giants Featuring Art Pepper & Shelly Manne1983Compil.
Aurex Jazz Festival '83Shorty Rogers & The West Coast Giants1983Album
Yesterday, Today And ForeverShorty Rogers / Bud Shank1983Album
PopoShorty Rogers & Art Pepper1980Album
Sessions, LiveShorty Rogers, June Christy, Irene Kral And Jimmy Giuffre1976Album
Mavis Meets ShortyMavis Rivers And Shorty Rogers1963Album
Gospel MissionShorty Rogers1963Album
The Fourth Dimension In SoundShorty Rogers1962Album
The Swingin' NutcrackerShorty Rogers1960Album
'Cause I Love You, That's Why / Walk The Bebop WalkErnie Felice, Shorty Rogers1959Single
Shorty Rogers Meets TarzanShorty Rogers1959Album
Afro-Cuban InfluenceShorty Rogers1958Album
EvolutionTeddy Charles / Shorty Rogers / Jimmy Giuffre / Charles Mingus / Shelly Manne1957Compil.
The Big Shorty Rogers ExpressShorty Rogers, Shorty Rogers And His Giants1956Single
Lotus BudBud Shank, Shorty Rogers1956Single
Collaboration WestTeddy Charles / Shorty Rogers / Shelly Manne / Jimmy Giuffre1956Compil.
Jazz Composers WorkshopBill Russo / Shorty Rogers / Shelly Manne / Jimmy Giuffre1955Album
Voodoo Suite Plus Six All-Time GreatsPerez Prado, Shorty Rogers1955Album
It's D'LovelyShorty Rogers - André Previn And His Orchestra1955Single
Voodoo SuitePerez Prado, Shorty Rogers1955Single
Bud Shank - Shorty Rogers - Bill PerkinsBud Shank & Shorty Rogers & Bill Perkins1955Album
CollaborationShorty Rogers / André Previn1955Album
New Trends In Modern Music - Volume 1Kai Winding, Shorty Rogers, Shelly Manne, Stan Getz, Allen Eager, Shorty Allen, Marty Napoleon, Iggy Shevak, Eddie Safranski1954Album
Shorty Rogers Courts The CountShorty Rogers1954Album
Il SelvaggioShorty Rogers1953Single
M.B.B / Sweet Georgia BrownShorty Rogers, Shelly Manne, Milt Bernhart, Jimmy Giuffre, Maynard Ferguson, Abe Most, Bob Cooper, Irv CottlerSingle
Vol. 2The Bud Shank Quintet & Shorty RogersSingle
Shorty Rogers And The Lighthouse All StarsShorty Rogers And Howard Rumsey's Lighthouse All-StarsAlbum
Shorty Rogers Et Son OrchestreShorty RogersAlbum
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