Curtis Counce, born in Kansas City in 1926, was one of the most underrated bassists on the Los Angeles jazz scene, despite such credits as this album under his own name, a tour with Stan Kenton in 1956, and frequent associations with Gerald Wilson, Jack Sheldon, Harold Land, Al Perkins, and Frank Butler. He was heard on records with Maynard Ferguson, Art Pepper, and Chet Baker, displaying his fine technique and admirable sense of time. On these sides he is presented in the kind of buoyant company that was not often associated with the phrase "West Coast Jazz." Counce died of a heart attack in 1963.
with Jack Sheldon, Harold Land, Carl Perkins, Frank Butler