Long Story Short – Jack Montrose

A medium swinger with a classic “cool school” sound, this song comes from a big band recording. However, it certainly works in a small group setting as well. Our lead sheet contains articulations from Jack’s original manuscript.

Jack Montrose

December 30, 1926 – February 7, 2006

Not to be confused with J.R. Monterose (coincidentally, also born in Detroit—and less than a month younger!), saxophonist Jack Montrose was associated with the West Coast "cool jazz" scene in the '50s, especially known as a composer and arranger. He is perhaps best known for his arrangements for Clifford Brown's 1954 septet album, "Jazz Immortal." Jack didn't play on this album, but he can be heard on many recordings from around that time by Shorty Rogers, Chet Baker, Art Pepper, and several other Los Angeles-based leaders. Read more...

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