This one comes out swinging with a pun in the title….I just did it too….comes out swinging….ugh….
Anyway, I’ve been listening to a lot more west coast jazz than ever lately. I knew some albums and some players already, but it’s been fun to dig in deeper. The releases on Contemporary sound great and I always pick them up when I see them. I will probably edit them down to the titles I enjoys the most at some point, but for now I’m soaking it all up.
Here’s a good one led by bassist Howard Rumsey. It features an excellent combo–Bob Cooper (ts), Frank Rosolino (tb), Conte Candoli (tp), Stan Levey (dr), and Sonny Clark on piano, who wrote the tune below. (Details: Contemporary C 3528 mono/yellow deepgroove “lighthouse” label/D1-D1 matrix)