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Shorty Rogers

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An excellent middle-register trumpeter whose design seemed to virtually define “cool jazz,” Shorty Rogers was in fact even more significant for his arranging, both in jazz and in the film studios. After attaining early knowledge with Will Bradley and Crimson Norvo and portion in the armed forces, Rogers increased to popularity as an associate of Woody Herman’s Initial and Second Herds (1945-1946 and 1947-1949), and in some way he were able to provide some swing towards the Stan Kenton Improvements Orchestra (1950-1951), obviously enjoying composing for the stratospheric plane tickets of Maynard Ferguson. From then on association went its program, Rogers resolved in LA where he led his Giants (which ranged from a quintet to some nonet along with a big music group) on some rewarding West Coastline jazz-styled recordings and had written for the studios, assisting greatly to create jazz in to the films; his ratings for The Crazy One and THE PERSON With the Fantastic Arm are especially unforgettable. After 1962, Rogers trapped almost specifically to composing for tv and films, however in 1982 he started a return in jazz. Rogers reorganized and going the Lighthouse All-Stars and, although his personal playing had not been quite as solid as previously, he continued to be a welcome existence both in night clubs and recordings.

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Full Name Shorty Rogers
Died November 7, 1994, Van Nuys, Los Angeles, California, United States
Profession Actor, Trumpeter, Music Arranger, Film Score Composer
Education Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School
Nationality American
Music Songs Short Stop, Coop de Graas, Boar-Jibu, Popo, Infinity Promenade, Martians Go Home, Powder Puff, The Sweetheart of Sigmund Freud, Apropos, What's New?, Basie Eyes, The Wild One, Chiquito Loco, Jazz Waltz, Oh Play That Thing, Indian Club, The Pesky Serpent, Body and Soul, Pink Squirrel, Jump for Me, Serenade In Sweets, Tickletoe, Astral Alley, Doggin' Around, Echoes of Harlem, Windswept, Not Really The Blues, Walk, Don't Run, Dickie's Dream, Taps Miller, Michele's Meditation, Elaine's Lullaby
Albums Shorty Rogers and His Giants, Shorty Rogers Courts the Count, Wherever the Five Winds Blow, Bud Shank – Shorty Rogers – Bill Perkins, California Concert, Gigi in Jazz, Shorty Rogers Plays Richard Rodgers, The Swingin' Nutcracker, Meets Tarzan, You Shorty, Me Tarzan!, Complete Quintet Sessions (1954-1956), Live at the Royal Palms Inn, Big Bands (Shorty Rogers And His Orchestra Featuring The Giants - The Big Shorty Rogers Express), Big Band Live 1953, The Essential Shorty Rogers Collection, Vol. 5, Jazz Meets Film Music, Vol. 1: The Wild One, My Heart Stood Still, The Swinging Mr. Rogers. Complete Edition (Remastered), Swing Band Classics, The Essential Shorty Rogers Collection, Vol. 7, 60 Times (60 Big Hits By Shorty Rogers), The Wild One / Private Hell 36, A Richard Rodgers Songbook, 100 (100 Tracks Remastered), West Coast Sounds, Tarzan, The Ape Man (Original Soundtrack) [1959], 40 Times, America The Beautiful!, The Man With the Golden Arm (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), Shorty Rogers on Quadromania, Vol. 1, Shorty's Swinging Hits, Vol. 10, Shorty Rogers Volume 1: Bellson, Manne, pepper, & More (CD B), Shorty Rogers Jazz Classics, The Essential Shorty Rogers Collection, Vol. 8, Four Classic Albums (Digitally Remastered), Creative West Coast Swing Featuring Art Pepper, Shelly Manne A.M.O. Vol 2, Creative West Coast Swing Featuring Art Pepper, Shelly Manne A.M.O. Vol 3, Creative West Coast Swing Featuring Art Pepper, Shelly Manne A.M.O. Vol 1, Collaboration West + Evolution, Big Band Gold Collection ( Shorty Rogers And His Orchestra ), Shorty Rogers Volume 1: Norvo, Herman, Kenton, & More (CD A), Shorty Goes To Hollywood, The Ultimate Jazz Archive 29 (2 Of 4), Masterpieces Presents Shorty Rogers & Gerry Mulligan: 25 Greatest Jazz Hits, You and the Night and the Music, Shorty's Swinging Hits, Vol. 2, Shorty Rogers Goes Jazz, 30 Times, Shorty Rogers' Swing Shift, Blue Express
Movies Dementia, Three Little Bops, Tarzan, the Ape Man, Young Dillinger, The Tiger Makes Out, Gidget Grows Up, Fools, The Teacher, Dr. Minx


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Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Bugs Bunny and Tweety Show 1986 TV Series 1986, classic cartoons
The Looney, Looney, Looney Bugs Bunny Movie 1981
The Love Boat 1977-1981 TV Series 6 episodes
Vega$ 1978-1981 TV Series 8 episodes
The Return of Mod Squad 1979 TV Movie
Starsky and Hutch 1976-1979 TV Series 11 episodes
Fantasy Island 1978 TV Series 1 episode
Tabitha 1977-1978 TV Series 10 episodes
Viva Valdez 1976 TV Series 2 episodes
The Rookies 1975-1976 TV Series 2 episodes
Dr. Minx 1975
The Specialist 1975
The New Temperatures Rising Show 1972-1974 TV Series 7 episodes
The Teacher 1974
The Paul Lynde Show 1972-1973 TV Series 4 episodes
The Partridge Family 1970-1971 TV Series 20 episodes
The Interns 1970-1971 TV Series 9 episodes
The Player 1971
Fools 1970
Breakout 1970 TV Movie
Like It Is 1970
Here Come the Brides 1969-1970 TV Series 5 episodes
Gidget Grows Up 1969 TV Movie
The Ugliest Girl in Town 1968-1969 TV Series 13 episodes
Mod Squad 1968 TV Series 2 episodes
The Felony Squad 1967 TV Series 1 episode
The Tiger Makes Out 1967
Occasional Wife 1966-1967 TV Series 29 episodes
Gunfight in Abilene 1967 uncredited
Hawk 1966 TV Series 1 episode
Young Dillinger 1965
Taffy and the Jungle Hunter 1965
Tarzan, the Ape Man 1959
Three Little Bops 1957 Short
Hotsy Footsy 1952 Short as Milton 'Shorty' Rogers
En femme de l'horreur 2011 Short
Private Eye 1987 TV Series 6 episodes

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Public Eye 1992 music arranger: source music
The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas 1982 musical arranger: underscore
Zoot Suit 1981 composer: additional music / music arranger
Airplane! 1980 orchestrator
Heart Beat 1980 orchestrator: opening jazz
Viva Valdez 1976 TV Series composer - 2 episodes
The Interns 1970 TV Series composer - 1 episode
The Tiger Makes Out 1967 conductor
Gunfight in Abilene 1967 orchestrations
Young Dillinger 1965 conductor
Taffy and the Jungle Hunter 1965 conductor
Teenage Millionaire 1961 musician: flugelhorn - uncredited
Tarzan, the Ape Man 1959 music supervisor / orchestrator
Peter Gunn 1958 TV Series musician - 2 episodes
Three Little Bops 1957 Short musician: trumpet - uncredited
Four Boys and a Gun 1957 jazz arrangements
Dementia 1955 musician: new concepts in modern sounds - as Shorty Rogers and His Giants
The Man with the Golden Arm 1955 musician: jazz sequences
Private Hell 36 1954 music arranger - uncredited
The Wild One 1953 music arranger - uncredited

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Rules Don't Apply 2016 writer: "Cerveza"
Bridget Jones's Baby 2016 writer: "Run"
Looney Tunes Sing-Alongs 1998 Video short writer: "The Three Little Bops"
The Partridge Family TV Series 2 episodes, 1971 - 1972 writer - 1 episode, 1970
The Player 1971 music: "June Winds", "The Player"
Gidget Grows Up 1969 TV Movie music: "Growing Up"
The Tiger Makes Out 1967 music: "The Tiger Makes Out"
Stagecoach 1966 arranger: "Stagecoach To Cheyenne"
Taffy and the Jungle Hunter 1965 music: "Taffy"
Peter Gunn 1958 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Dementia 1955 music: "Wig Alley"
Floor Show 1949 TV Series writer - 1 episode

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Alphabet Conspiracy 1959 TV Movie Cowboy
Peter Gunn 1958 TV Series Shorty Rogers
Dementia 1955 Shorty Rogers (as Shorty Rogers and His Giants)
Dial Red O 1955 Bandleader (as Shorty Rogers and His Giants)

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dial Red O 1955 jazz sequences - as Shorty Rogers and His Giants

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Lively Ones 1962 TV Series Himself - Trumpeter
Jazz Scene USA 1962 TV Series Himself - Musician (as Shorty Rogers and His Giants)
The Man with the Golden Arm 1955 Himself (uncredited)
The Glass Wall 1953 Himself - Band Leader
Floor Show 1949 TV Series Himself

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