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Best From The West: Modern Sounds From California, Vol. 1 (A Musical Blindfold Test)

Various Artists

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"... there isn't a drop of filler here ... the playing and compositions swing with a special richness and aggression."
- JazzWax.com

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1
Santa Anita
Harry Edison; Bob Enevoldsen; Herb Geller; Lorraine Geller; Joe Mondragon; Larry Bunker; Leonard Feather
4:28
2
Santa Monica
Conte Candoli; Jimmy Giuffre; Buddy Collette; Clyde Dunn; Gerald Wiggins; Howard Roberts; Curtis Counce; Stan Levey; Leonard Feather
4:44
3
The Blindfold Test No. 1
Conte Candoli; John Graas; Charlie Mariano; Marty Paich; Monty Budwig; Stan Levey; Leonard Feather
3:28
4
Culver City
Conte Candoli; John Graas; Charlie Mariano; Marty Paich; Monty Budwig; Stan Levey; Leonard Feather
3:39
5
The Blindfold Test No. 2
Conte Candoli; Jimmy Giuffre; Buddy Collette; Clyde Dunn; Gerald Wiggins; Howard Roberts; Curtis Counce; Stan Levey; Leonard Feather
4:04
6
Hooray For Hollywood
Harry Edison; Bob Enevoldsen; Herb Geller; Lorraine Geller; Joe Mondragon; Larry Bunker; Leonard Feather
3:31
Total Playing Time    23:54
Originally released on 10-inch vinyl in early 1955, this album spotlights 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 this was originally issued with no credits, presenting a challenge to jazz fans to identify the players who were only revealed on the second volume of this series. This note appeared on the original record jacket: "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."
192 kHz / 24-bit and 96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Blue Note Records Studio Masters

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