At the Black Hawk 3

At the Black Hawk 3 is a live album by drummer Shelly Manne's group Shelly Manne & His Men, recorded at the Black Hawk in San Francisco, California, in 1959 and released on the Contemporary label.[1] The album was the third volume of four originally released in 1960. In 1991 the albums were re-released on CD with bonus tracks along with a fifth volume of unreleased recordings, and a Complete Live at the Black Hawk box set was released in 2010.

At the Black Hawk 3
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Live album by
Shelly Manne & His Men
RecordedSeptember 22-24, 1959
The Black Hawk in San Francisco, California
LabelContemporary M3579/S7579
ProducerLester Koenig
Shelly Manne chronology
At the Black Hawk 2
At the Black Hawk 3
At the Black Hawk 4


Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic     [2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide     [3]

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow states: "Considering how much music was documented, it is fortunate that trumpeter Joe Gordon, tenorman Richie Kamuca, pianist Victor Feldman, bassist Monty Budwig and drummer Shelly Manne were in top form for this enjoyable gig. The music is high-quality straightforward and uncomplicated bebop".[2]

Track listingEdit

  1. "I Am in Love" (Cole Porter) - 12:22
  2. "Whisper Not" (Benny Golson) - 10:04
  3. "Black Hawk Blues" (Shelly Manne) - 19:20
  4. "Whisper Not" [alternate take] (Golson) - 12:25 Bonus track on CD reissue
  • Recorded at the Black Hawk, San Francisco on September 22 (track 3), September 23 (track 2) and September 24 (tracks 1 & 4), 1959.



  1. ^ Contemporary Records discography accessed May 18, 2015
  2. ^ a b Yanow, Scott. At the Blackhawk, Vol. 3 – Review at AllMusic. Retrieved May 18, 2015.
  3. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 130. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.