Archive for September 14th, 2010

One Track Mind: Shorty Rogers and His Giants, "Martians Go Home" (1955)

One Track Mind: Shorty Rogers and His Giants, "Martians Go Home" (1955)

A canny mixture of an old-school swinging style with the then-new cool sound, even if its name sounds like a goof. Shorty Rogers, who’d first garnered attention as part of bands led by Woody Herman (both the first and second Herds) and then Stan Kenton, had a way of confounding expectations. Born Milton Rajonsky in 1924, Rogers was one ofRead More