For a brief time, tenor saxophonist Bill Holman
and drummer Mel Lewis
led a hard-swinging quintet based in Los Angeles. Trumpeter Lee Katzman
, pianist Jimmy Rowles
and bassist Wilford Middlebrook
complete the group, a band that benefits greatly from the arrangements of Holman
contributed "502 Blues Theme," Holman
brought in two songs, and the unit also performs the obscure "Mah Lindy Lou" and two originals. This album (originally on the Andex label) serves as proof that not all jazz recordings from Los Angeles in the 1950s are quiet and cool.