The Haig was a jazz club located at 638 South Kenmore Avenue in Hollywood.
Located across from the Ambassador Hotel, the club was originally a bungalow home, which was then converted by owner John Bennett into a club. In its time, Erroll Garner, Shorty Rogers, Red Norvo, Laurindo Almeida, Ornette Coleman and Bud Shank all played the club. Gerry Mulligan's first California band was formed at The Haig and maintained an eleven month engagement there beginning in the spring of 1952. This edition of the Gerry Mulligan quartet would help to bring trumpeter Chet Baker to prominence. In its short life the pianoless quartet released several records for Richard Bock's Pacific label.
- Harry Edison - Sweets at the Haig (Pacific 4)
- Gerry Mulligan - Gerry Mulligan Quartet with Lee Konitz (Pacific 2)
- Gerry Mulligan - Lee Konitz and the Gerry Mulligan Quartet (Pacific 10)
- Chet Baker and Stan Getz - West Coast Live (Pacific Jazz, 1953 )
Gioia, Ted. West Coast Jazz: Modern Jazz in California 1945-1960. New York: Oxford University Press, 1992.
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