Milton "Shorty" Rogers was one of the leading figures of West Coast jazz who gained prominence as an arranger for television and film while also working with musical groups like The Monkees. He played both the trumpet and flugelhorn, and participated in Monkees recording sessions from 1967 to 1969. Perhaps his most famous Monkees arrangement is for the group's 1967 #1 single, "Daydream Believer." He also worked as an arranger and conductor for Michael's first solo album, The Wichita Train Whistle Sings.
In this 1989 interview with Paris Stachtiaris and John Di Maio on the Headquarters radio program, Shorty recalls his career in the music business, his work in arranging Monkees songs, and more.
Micky Dolenz Live
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