Throughout the 1950s, a seaside club called the Lighthouse was a beacon attracting jazz lovers from all over the world to Hermosa Beach, just south of Los Angeles. Through the ranks of bassist Howard Rumsey's Lighthouse All-Stars passed virtually every major player of the West Coast movement. But the music rarely reflected the cool, academic aspects of that school. These mid-Fifties recordings by one of the best editions of the All-Stars preserve hot, direct playing from the early years of such major artists as Frank Rosolino, Bud Shank, Bob Cooper, and Conte Candoli.
with Frank Rosolino, Stu Williamson, Conte Candoli, Bud Shank, Bob Cooper, Claude Williamson, Stan Levey