Playing It Cool: Classic West Coast Jazz 1953-1961 2-CD Set



Though Miles Davis may have kicked off “cool” jazz, it was the West Coast cats that ran with it. More a conception than a location, this 2CD, 27-tracker nevertheless includes several noted West Coast players, including Chet Baker, Art Pepper, Shelly Manne, Art Farmer, Gerald Wilson, and numerous others. Representing in sound a more relaxed, laid-back approach to life versus the hot, humid and hectic East Coast scene, this set acts as a fine sampler for both beginners to the form and those already well versed in the sheer brilliance of this era’s West Coast jazz scene. Total Time: 2 hours 37 minutes

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