A great one passes ...


Howard Rumsey, leader of the Lighthouse Allstars gone at 97.

I used to haunt the Lighthouse Cafe in Hermosa Beach when I was in high school back in the middle 1950's. What a great group they were. I suggest that West Coast jazz lovers who post on this site find their music, readily available on Ebay, and add it to their jazz collection.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/27/arts/music/howard-rumsey-musician-who-invigorated-west-coast-jazz-scene-dies-at-97.html?_r=1

Happy listening guyz.
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Thanks! for sharing- Oregonpapa.

The Lighthouse was a very special Jazz place indeed.
An all "A" list played the Lighthouse- I love collecting those CDs. The sound is excellent, great ambiance. I have often wondered the kind of establishment that sits there in Hermosa Beach now ?

Keep me posted & Happy Listening!