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Genre Jazz. Recording Date February, - November 29, Track Listing - Disc 1. Walkin' Shoes. Sweetheart of Sigmund Freud. A Foggy Day. Hamp's Paws. Hampton Hawes Quartet. Eric, Bob Gordon, and I — each with our own personal favorites — were responsible for selecting the contents.
My own criteria were simple: to pick the tracks which not only had made a musical impact, but were solid sellers that enjoyed substantial radio play.
At this point I must confess to more than a little "partisanship" with respect to this music. My first job in the record business, circa , was as a salesman for California Record Distributors in Los Angeles, a wholesale distributor owned, as it happened, by Contemporary Record's owner Lester Koenig. Richard Bock's Pacific Jazz Records was one of the distributor's most important labels.
I always looked forward to attending the recording sessions at Contemporary's Studios actually, the warehouse on Melrose Place and at Pacific Jazz Studios on Third Street.
Koenig and Bock were very different personalities with unique approaches to recording and running their businesses, but I had the same great admiration for both of them and for the music they were producing. I'm sure that Lester and Dick would have enjoyed The West Coast Jazz Box , made possible to a large extent by their passion for the music. Enlarge this image. Bernie's Tune Audio is no longer available.
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There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Verified Purchase. Ordered as a birthday gift for delivery to UK. See all reviews. Unlimited One-Day Delivery and more. There's a problem loading this menu at the moment. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Back to top.10CD box set that brings together twenty original albums of West Coast jazz, recorded between 19in one handy box set. Featuring a mixture of classic and rare LPs by stars such as Chet Baker, Stan Getz, Gerry Mulligan, Art Pepper, Shorty Rogers, /5(40).