The L.A.4 LA4
Jazz version of CFE Bach-s rondo espressivo
The L.A. Four (or The L.A. 4) was a jazz quartet that performed in Los Angeles California from 1974 to 1982. Its members were guitarist Laurindo Almeida, saxophonist and flutist Bud Shank, bassist Ray Brown, and drummer Shelly Manne, replaced by Jeff Hamilton after 1977. They performed a mixture of straight-ahead jazz on the "cool" side, influenced by European Classical music, and bossa nova and samba (Almeida was born in Brazil). They recorded nine albums before disbanding. Chuck Flores was the group's original drummer but did not record with them.
Jazz / Bossa Nova / Contemporary Jazz / Post Bop