Bud Shank

Real Name: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.

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In Groups:Art Pepper + Eleven, Art Pepper Nine, Barney Kessel And His Men, Barney Kessel Quintet, Bill Perkins Octet, Bobby Shew & His West Coast Friends, 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 Big Band, Chet Baker Sextet, Elmer Bernstein & Orchestra, Gerald Wilson Orchestra, Gerry Mulligan And The Jazz Combo, Gerry Mulligan Tentette, Henry Mancini And His Orchestra
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