Jazz Waltz (Shorty Rogers album)

Jazz Waltz is an album by American jazz trumpeter, composer and arranger Shorty Rogers, released on the Reprise label in 1963.[1]

Jazz Waltz
Studio album by
Shorty Rogers and His Giants
RecordedDecember 1962
StudioUnited Recording, Los Angeles, CA
R 6060
ProducerChuck Sagle
Shorty Rogers chronology
Bossa Nova
Jazz Waltz
Mavis Meets Shorty


Professional ratings
Review scores

On All About Jazz Dave Rickert said "the novelty of ¾ time in music is still fresh even today and Joe Mondragon and Mel Lewis create a seemingly infinite variety of ways to swing in waltz time. Rogers contributes a few catchy melodies (in particular the title track) and creates lovely charts".[3] Allmusic noted "Shorty Rogers' Jazz Waltz is exactly that, an exploration of ten compositions played in waltz settings. Only these big-band charts are hardly the waltzes heard on Lawrence Welk's long-running television series".[2]

Track listing

All compositions by Shorty Rogers except where noted.

  1. "I'm Gonna Go Fishin'" (Duke Ellington, Peggy Lee) - 4:31
  2. "Greensleeves" (Traditional) - 5:26
  3. "Walk on the Wild Side" (Elmer Bernstein) - 4:15
  4. "Witchcraft" (Cy Coleman, Carolyn Leigh) - 2:55
  5. "Be as Children" - 3:33
  6. "Jazz Waltz" - 4:05
  7. "Echoes of Harlem" (Ellington) - 4:39
  8. "A Taste of Honey" (Ric Marlowe, Bobby Scott) - 2:51
  9. "Terrence's Farewell" - 3:32
  10. "The Streets of Laredo" - 4:06



  1. Reprise Album Discography, Part 2: R/R9-6001 to R/RS-6199 (1961-1966) accessed October 4, 2016
  2. Dryden, Ken. Jazz Waltz – Review at AllMusic. Retrieved October 4, 2016.
  3. Rickerts, D., All About Jazz Review, May 12, 2003
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