Scrapple from the Apple: Live at the Lighthouse 1952 features saxophonist Stan Getz performing live in a jam session recorded at the legendary Hermosa Beach nightclub the Lighthouse in 1952. Among the West Coast jazz luminaries joining Getz here are trumpeter Shorty Rogers, pianist Hampton Hawes, drummer Shelly Manne, saxophonist Arno Marsh, trombonist Milt Bernhart, and Lighthouse owner bassist Howard Ramsey. This is a lo-fi recording with all the requisite background crowd noise and generally fuzzy audio. Nonetheless, independent recordings like this often capture the raw, unrehearsed energy and vibe of a certain time and place; Scrapple from the Apple is no exception. This is a high-energy, heavy-swinging bop-oriented date that is well worth checking out.
AllMusic Review by Matt Collar