Trigger Happy!

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Trigger Happy!
Trigger Happy!.jpeg
Studio album by Trigger Alpert
Released 1956
Recorded October 29 and November 23 & 30, 1956
Reeves Sound Studios, New York City
Genre Jazz
Length 33:08
Label Riverside
RLP 12-225
Producer Orrin Keepnews
East Coast Sounds Cover
East Coast Sounds.jpg
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]

Trigger Happy! is the sole album led by American jazz double bassist Trigger Alpert which was recorded in 1956 for the Riverside label.[2] The album was also issued under Zoot Sims Al Cohn and Tony Scott's names as East Coast Sounds.


Allmusic awarded the East Coast Sounds album 4 stars with Ken Dryden stating "Zoot Sims and Al Cohn made many records together in small-group settings, but this isn't one of their better-known dates, though it is a rewarding one... Recommended".[1] The British Gramophone magazine's review from 1958 called it "a session that presents first-class soloists within settings that are witty as well as intelligent. The mood is gay rather than profound, the approach formal and not at all intense".[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Treat Me Rough" (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) - 2:50
  2. "Looking at You" (Cole Porter) - 4:20
  3. "Love Me Tomorrow (But Leave Me Alone Today)" (Vernon Duke, John La Touche) - 4:51
  4. "Trigger Happy" (Tony Scott) - 2:28
  5. "Tranquilizer" (Dick Hyman) - 4:28
  6. "I Like the Likes of You" (Duke, Yip Harburg) - 4:08
  7. "I Wish I Were in Love Again" (Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers) - 3:35
  8. "I Don't Want to Be Alone Again" (Johnny Mercer, Jimmie Smith) - 3:28
  9. "Trigger Fantasy"(Trigger Alpert) - 5:24
  10. "Where's That Rainbow?" (Hart, Rodgers) - 3:35
  • Recorded at Reeves Sound Studios in New York City October 29, 1956 (tracks 1-3), November 23, 1956 (tracks 4-6) and November 30, 1956 (tracks 7-10)



  1. ^ a b Dryden, K. Allmusic Review accessed August 27, 2012
  2. ^ Riverside Records discography accessed August 27, 2012
  3. ^ Fox, C. Jazz and Swing Reviews, Gramophone, January, 1958