We Love The West Coast.
What would jazz be today without the musicians and clubs of mid-20th century California? It‘s hard to imagine. Typical of the West Coast Jazz is a light, lyrical melody and a relaxed, loose rhythm, often characterized by intricate, polyrhythmic drumming. The style was a reaction to the bebop style that had emerged on the East Coast of the United States. West Coast musicians were influenced by the big bands and swing music of the 1930s and 1940s and wanted to create a less complex, more accessible style that was suitable for a wider audience. The musicians often used instruments such as the flugelhorn, trombone, and baritone saxophone to create a mellow, chamber music sound. West Coast Jazz had a great influence on the development of cool jazz and on the fusion of jazz with other musical styles such as rock and pop. Even today, the style has numerous fans and is used by many musicians as a source of inspiration.
V.A. - West Coast Jazz
Limited - First 1.111 Units Numbered
1 x Orange 180g Vinyl
- Summertime - Chet Baker Quartet
- Here I‘ll Stay - Gerry Mulligan
- Headache - Lionel Hampton & Stan Getz
- Baubles, Bangles And Beads - Herbie Mann & Buddy Collette
- Over The Rainbow - Bud Shank Quartet
- Take Five - The Dave Brubeck Quartet
- You‘d Be So Nice To Come Home To - Art Pepper
- On The Street Where You Live - Shelly Manne & His Friends
- Misty - Teddy Edwards & Howard McGhee
- Greensleeves - Paul Desmond