Cool and Crazy

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Cool and Crazy
Cool and Crazy.jpg
Studio album by Shorty Rogers and His Orchestra featuring the Giants
Released1953
RecordedMarch 26 and April 2, 1953
StudioRCA Victor Studios, Hollywood, CA
GenreJazz
Length26:25
LabelRCA Victor
LPM 3138
ProducerJack Lewis
Shorty Rogers chronology
Shorty Rogers and His Giants
(1953)
Cool and Crazy
(1953)
Shorty Rogers Courts the Count
(1954)

Cool and Crazy is an album by American jazz trumpeter, composer and arranger Shorty Rogers originally released by RCA Victor in 1953 as a 10-inch LP.[1][2]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[3]

Allmusic noted "Rogers shows a deft hand throughout, managing to make his complex and varied material sound seamless and eminently swinging. ...A classic from the '50s big-band era".[3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Shorty Rogers.

  1. "Coop de Graas" - 2:58
  2. "Infinity Promenade" - 3:36
  3. "Short Stop" - 3:18
  4. "Boar-Jibu" - 3:37
  5. "Contours" - 3:21
  6. "Tale of an African Lobster" - 3:26
  7. "Chiquito Loco" - 3:28
  8. "The Sweetheart of Sigmund Freud" - 2:41
  • Recorded at RCA Studios in Hollywood, CA on March 26, 1953 (tracks 1-4) and April 2, 1953 (tracks 5-8)

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Minn, M. Maynard Ferguson discography accessed March 22, 2016
  2. ^ Discogs album entry accessed March 22, 2016
  3. ^ a b Cook, Stephen. Cool and Crazy – Review at AllMusic. Retrieved March 22, 2016.