Shelly Manne, He did for West Coast Jazz what Art Blakey did for Hard Bop. His famous Jazz club “Manne Hole” in L.A. was venue for every visiting jazz artist and many great albums were recorded there. I highly recommend his At The Blackhawk vol. 1-5 and At The Manne Hole vol. 1 and 2 as some of the best “Live” albums to experience.