West Coast Days - Live At The Lighthouse, Hermosa Beach, California
Joe Gordon and Scott Lafaro
Featuring: Joe Gordon (tp), Richie Kamuca (ts), Russ Freeman (p), Monty Budwig (b), Shelly Manne (d) // Richie Kamuca (ts), Victor Feldman (p), Scott Lafaro (b), Stan Levey (d)
REFERENCE: FSRCD 370
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This CD is dedicated to two of the most highly regarded jazz musicians of their generation, who, with their great natural talents and technique, helped the development of their respective instruments.
Unfortunately both had short careers, for tragically both died young at the peak of their creativity. The two outstanding jazzmen referred to are trumpeter Joe Gordon and bassist Scott LaFaro and the two sessions included here on this CD are from previously unreleased material, thereby giving them a certain historical significance, although the music itself, apart from the excellent sound quality of the recording, more than justifies their belated issue. For genuine jazz lovers they will represent an essential addition to their collections.
1. Our Delight (Dameron) 5:29
2. Shelly Manne introduces Joe Gordon
Summertime (Gershwin-Heyward) 11:48
3. Poinciana (Simon-Lliso-Bemier) 11:42
4. It Could Happen to You (Burke-Van Heusen) 11:08
5. Commentary by Richie Kamuca
Bass Blues (Coltrane)
Tracks #1-3: Joe Gordon (tp), Richie Kamuca (ts), Russ Freeman (p), Monty Budwig (b), Shelly Manne (d). Recorded at the Lighthouse, July 31, 1960.
Tracks #4-6: Richie Kamuca (ts), Victor Feldman (p), Scott Lafaro (b), Stan Levey (d). Recorded at the Lighthouse, September 1958.