VA – Best From The West: Modern Sounds From California, Vol. 2 (1955/2015) [HDTracks]

Artist: VA
Title: Best From The West: Modern Sounds From California, Vol. 2 (Mono)
Year Of Release: 2015 (1955)
Label: Blue Note Records
Genre: Jazz, Bop, Post Bop, Cool Jazz, West Coast Jazz
Quality: FLAC (tracks) [24Bit/96kHz]
Total Time: 23:45
Total Size: 792 MB
WebSite: Album Preview

Recorded: Radio Recorders Studio in Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA, December 31, 1954.
Originally released on two 10-inch vinyl discs in early 1955, these recordings spotlight some of the best from Blue Note’s West Coast jazz roster of the day, as the Title implies, recorded in Los Angeles and featuring prominent jazz musicians from both coasts such as Harry “Sweets” Edison, Stan Levey, Conte Candoli and Marty Paich. The “blindfold test” refers to the fact that the first volume was originally issued with no credits, presenting a challenge to jazz fans to identify the players, only revealed on the second album. This note appeared on the original record jacket of the first volume: “We’re curious to see which of Blue Note’s customers, long noted for their astute jazz tastes and discernment, can come up with a complete or at least partially correct answer.”
01. Van Nuys Indeed 02:53
02. Here’s Pete 04:02
03. The Blindfold Test No. 3 04:30
04. Burbank Bounce 03:54
05. Arcadia 04:28
06. No Love, No Nothing 03:58
Harry Edison, trumpet
Bob Enevoldsen, valve trombone, tenor saxophone
Herb Geller, alto saxophone
Lorraine Geller, piano
Joe Mondragon, bass
Larry Bunker, drums
Conte Candoli, trumpet
John Graas, French horn
Charlie Mariano, alto saxophone
Marty Paich, piano
Monty Budwig, bass
Stan Levey, drums
Jimmy Giuffre, clarinet, tenor saxophone
Buddy Collette, alto saxophone, flute
Clyde Dunn, baritone saxophone
Gerald Wiggins, piano
Howard Roberts, guitar
Curtis Counce, bass
Leonard Feather, director

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