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Shank, Bud – “Barefoot Adventure” – [Pacific Jazz]

Bruce Brown collaborated with jazz great Bud Shank (Sax player and composer) for this early (1960) surf documentary. Part of the reasoning was that surfers at that time were listening to West Coast jazz. (I have heard that the original soundtrack for Endless Summer was jazz and was later replaced by the Sandals’ “surf music”.)

Shank watched the movie, discussed some scenes with Brown, then recorded it all in a 5-hour session to produce the 70-minute soundtrack. This album is some excerpts. Hard driving, putting the cool into cool jazz with fine contributions on saxes, trumpet, guitar, bass and drums. A fine support to Brown’s jokey narration and epic surf scenes.

  • Reviewed by Cousin Mary on August 15, 2014 at 5:53 pm
  • Filed as 12-inch,Jazz
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