Chuck Flores

born on 5/1/1935 in Orange, CA, United States

Chuck Flores

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Chuck Flores (January 5, 1935 - November 24, 2016) was an American jazz drummer. One of the relatively small number of musicians associated with West Coast jazz who were actually from the West Coast, Flores was born Charles Walter Flores in Orange, California, and grew up in Santa Ana. He was best known for the work he did with saxophonist Bud Shank in the 1950s, and for his two-year stint with Woody Herman, from 1954 to 1955, but also performed with such musicians as Carmen McRae, Art Pepper, Maynard Ferguson, Al Cohn, and Shelly Manne, who had been his drum teacher. Manne and others considered Flores an underrated drummer.


With Al Cohn, Bill Perkins and Richie Kamuca

  • The Brothers! (RCA Victor, 1955)

With Gil Fuller

  • Night Flight (Pacific Jazz, 1965)

With Carmen McRae

  • The Great American Songbook (Atlantic, 1972)

With Art Pepper

  • Modern Art (Intro, 1957)
  • Mucho Calor (Andex, 1957) with Conte Candoli

With Bud Shank

  • Jazz at Cal-Tech (Pacific Jazz, 1956) with Bob Cooper
  • The Bud Shank Quartet (Pacific Jazz, 1956)
  • Bud Shank Quartet Featuring Claude Williamson (Pacific Jazz, 1956)
  • Flute 'n Oboe (Pacific Jazz, 1957) with Bob Cooper
  • Bud Shank Plays Tenor (Pacific Jazz, 1957 [1960])
  • Blowin' Country (World Pacific, 1958) with Bob Cooper
  • Holiday in Brazil (World Pacific, 1958) with Laurindo Almeida
  • Latin Contrasts (World Pacific, 1958) with Laurindo Almeida
  • Slippery When Wet (World Pacific, 1959)
  • Brasamba! (Pacific Jazz, 1963) with Clare Fischer and Joe Pass

With the Toshiko Akiyoshi – Lew Tabackin Big Band

  • Long Yellow Road (Victor, 1975)


  • Feather, Leonard. The Encyclopedia of Jazz (Horizon Press, 1960)

External links

  • Chadbourne, Eugene. "Chuck Flores" (Web site allmusic)
  • "Chuck Flores" (Web site Drummers Unlimited)
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