One of two initial volumes of an outstanding DVD series pays homage to the two US coasts, namely the cities of New York and Los Angeles, which have contributed so fundamentally to the whole history of Jazz. This first volume of West Coast features an hour of live clips by Art Pepper, Chet Baker, Zoot Sims, Phineas Newborn, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Wes Montgomery and Shelly Manne. Some of these musicians were born in the Midwest, or the South, and later moved to one of the two coasts. What is taken into account when placing the musician in the East or West Coast categories, is where they spent the bulk of their artistic career, or where they recorded their most influential works. This collection focuses exclusively on live performances ranging from clubs to festivals to TV studio engagements, without any comperes or introductions... Nothing but music!