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MUSIC INDUSTRY: Virgil Gonsalves: Sextet and Big Band

We tend to think of West Coast jazz as a style centered exclusively in Los Angeles. While much of the relaxed, contrapuntal sound did evolve in the suburbs of the city in the 1950s, San Francisco also had a West Coast sound that was slightly more intensive. Artists who emerged from the San Francisco jazz experience in the late 1940s and ’50s included Dave Brubeck, Paul Desmond, Cal Tjader, Dick Collins, David Van Kriedt, Bill Smith, Vince Guaraldi, Eddie Duran and Carson Smith…


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