West Coast Jazz

Shelly Manne & His Men - West Coast Jazz In England (1960) {Solar Records 4569886 rel 2011}

Shelly Manne & His Men - West Coast Jazz In England (1960) {Solar Records 4569886 rel 2011}
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© 1960, 2011 Solar Records | 4569886
Jazz / Bop / Cool / West Coast Jazz

Digitally remastered release that contains, for the first time ever on CD, a complete live performance in Manchester by the legendary Shelly Manne quintet with Joe Gordon and Richie Kamuca. This short lived group had produced the celebrated multi-volume albums at the Blackhawk, in San Francisco, the previous year (with Victor Feldman on piano instead of Russ Freeman), as well as celebrated recordings of Henry Mancini's Peter Gunn music. The Manchester concert, which was only previously released on an extremely rare long out of print LP, showcases the quintet in high spirits, and offers a new opportunity to appreciate the talents of trumpeter Joe Gordon, who would die soon after.
Pete Rugolo & His Orchestra feat West Coast Jazz All Stars - Exploring New Sounds [2CD] (2007)

Pete Rugolo & His Orchestra feat West Coast Jazz All Stars - Exploring New Sounds [2CD] (2007)
EAC V1.0 beta 1 | FLAC+CUE+LOG - 384 MB (CD1) 361 MB (CD2) | FULL SCANS - 55 MB (600dpi) + 3% Recovery
Genre: Jazz / Big Band | Label: Fresh Sound Records | Catalogue No: FSRCD 2243-2
Wupload & Filesonic

The overall impact of Rugolo’s compositions and arrangements was bound up with his fresh and intriguing approach, both in his thematic material and in the flamboyant yet tasteful tone colors he employed. “Pete is a master of his craft,” affirmed his former boss Stan Kenton. His imagination roved to the horizons of the possible, and this 2-CD release reveals in brilliant stereo the astonishing variety of instrumental sounds at the disposal of great jazz musicians.
Eric Reed, Ralph Moore, Robert Hurst, Jeff Hamilton - West Coast Jazz Summit (1996)

Eric Reed, Ralph Moore, Robert Hurst, Jeff Hamilton - West Coast Jazz Summit (1996)
mp3 320 kbps | 44.1 Khz | Joint Stereo | 57 min 53 sec | 137.7 mb
Label: Mons Records | Genre: Jazz | August 13, 1996

Calling the gathering for this CD a "summit" might be overstating the case a bit. The Los Angeles-based quartet (tenor saxophonist Ralph Moore, pianist Eric Reed, bassist Bob Hurst and drummer Jeff Hamilton) may not all play together on a regular basis, but their paths have crossed many times. For this set, they perform ten veteran standards, including "Pick Yourself Up," "Old Folks," "Golden Earrings," "Caravan" and "Tequila." Moore and Reed take many fine solos, and the music, although not containing any real surprises, is satisfying and swinging.

Stan Getz - West Coast Jazz (1999)  Music

Posted by fimdomundo at Dec. 17, 2008
Stan Getz - West Coast Jazz (1999)

Stan Getz - West Coast Jazz (1999)
MP3 @256kbps | Recording Time: 72 minutes | 60 Mb | Covers
Art Pepper - Art Pepper Presents West Coast Sessions Volume 5: Jack Sheldon (2017)

Art Pepper - Art Pepper Presents West Coast Sessions Volume 5: Jack Sheldon (2017)
Jazz | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:05:00 | 149 MB
Label: Omnivore Recordings

Of the six volumes making up this set of Art Pepper recordings, this one with trumpeter/vocalist/all-around-character Jack Sheldon is my favorite. Sheldon and Pepper were fixtures on the West Coast jazz scene for many years and had previously recorded together on many occasions over 30 years, most notably on The Return of Art Pepper and Smack Up (Contemporary, 1960). They were comfortable with one another. Sheldon always understood Pepper, despite the destinations of their dramatically different career arcs.
Clifford Brown All Stars - Best Coast Jazz +1 (1954) {EmArcy Japan PHCE-3062 rel 1996}

Clifford Brown All Stars - Best Coast Jazz +1 (1954) {EmArcy Japan PHCE-3062 rel 1996}
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© 1954, 1996 EmArcy / Mercury Japan | PHCE-3062 | 24/96 mastering
Jazz / Bop / Cool

Clifford Brown: "Best Coast Jazz" is the Five Star bookend session to "Clifford Brown All Stars", both having been recorded at the same session in Los Angeles in 1954. On the vinyl LP, each song took up a side, allowing for plenty of blowing room. "BCJ" would be released in 1955. One year later, Clifford Brown (and pianist Richie Powell and wife) would be dead from a car wreck on the Penn Turnpike during a rainstorm. Thus altering the course of jazz trumpet history in one tragic act. "CBAS" would be hurriedly released following the accident and we would once again shake our heads at the tremendous loss of trumpet genius Clifford Brown.

Chet Baker & Stan Getz - West Coast Live (1997) 2CD  Music

Posted by Designol at Oct. 14, 2015
Chet Baker & Stan Getz - West Coast Live (1997) 2CD

Chet Baker & Stan Getz - West Coast Live (1997) 2CD
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 764 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 327 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Cool, West Coast Jazz | Label: Pacific Jazz | # 7243 8 35634 2 5 | Time: 02:04:54

One of the most infamously acrimonious musical unions transpired between two of the leading purveyors of West Coast cool jazz: Chet Baker (trumpet) and Stan Getz (tenor sax). Their paths crossed only a handful of times and West Coast Live captures two of their earliest encounters in Los Angeles at the Haig on June 12, 1953, and the Tiffany Club on August 17, 1953. These recordings have been issued in Europe and Japan ad infinitum in varying degrees of quality, completeness, and often sporting erroneous data. However, enthusiasts should note that West Coast Live is the only release derived from producer/engineer Dick Bock's own master reels. For two men who purportedly would rather not be in the same room at the same time, Baker and Getz are able to create some legitimately brilliant improvisation. For the Haig set, Getz had been brought in to co-lead a quartet with Baker for an incarcerated Gerry Mulligan.

West Coast All Stars - JazzOpen Stuttgart (2005)  Music

Posted by robi62 at Nov. 13, 2014
West Coast All Stars - JazzOpen Stuttgart (2005)

West Coast All Stars - JazzOpen Stuttgart (2005)
Video: PAL, MPEG-2 at 1 875 Kbps, 720 x 576 at 25.000 fps | Audio: AC-3 6ch. at 448 Kbps, DTS 6ch. at 1 510 Kbps, PCM 2ch. at 1 536 Kbps
Genre: Jazz | Label: Euroarts | Copy: Untouched | Release Date: 19 April 2005 | Runtime: 90 min. | 4,30 GB (DVD5)

The West Coast has produced some of the greatest sounds the jazz world has ever witnessed. This live concert captures some of the pioneers of the style in full flow, as they take to the stage in a specially organized event to mark the 50th year of West Coast jazz.

Diane Hubka - West Coast Strings (2013)  Music

Posted by mark70 at Jan. 15, 2014
Diane Hubka - West Coast Strings (2013)

Diane Hubka - West Coast Strings (2013)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 56:23 min | 131 MB
Genre: Vocal Jazz | Label: SSJ Records

I can still remember the enthusiastic response I had the first few times I heard Diane Hubka in action, around the start of the new millennium. In one of my Los Angeles Times reviews of her performances, I mentioned “the sweet-toned timbres” of her singing, and the “coolly articulate qualities of her interpretations.” In another, I described the way “the sweet sound of Hubka’s voice blends perfectly with her 7-string guitar.”
Shorty Rogers And His Orchestra - West Coast Sound, featuring The Giants 1950-1956 [2CD] {2006 Fresh Sound} [repost]

Shorty Rogers And His Orchestra - West Coast Sound, featuring The Giants 1950-1956 [2CD] {2006 Fresh Sound}
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© 2006 Fresh Sound Records | FSR 2231
Jazz / Cool / West Coast Jazz / Trumpet

This 2-CD set truly demonstrates what was defined as the "West Coast style of jazz" but, in fact, was the Shorty Rogers style. We can hear arrangements of a loose variety, played by the most outstanding group of musicians of the Los Angeles jazz scene. The music presented here is a major example of Shorty Rogers' great talent, and a milestone in the orchestral idiom of modern jazz. Shorty's writing and playing were a pretty honest reflection of his own personality. If there was ever an individual to be selected as the head of the West Coast school, it definitely would have been Shorty Rogers.