All About Jazz needs your help and we have a deal. Contribute $20 (or more) and we'll hide those six pesky Google ads that appear on every page for a full year! You'll also fund website expansion.


I want to help

67

Howard Rumsey Interviewed at AAJ

SOURCE:
Published:
Sign in to view read count
Howard Rumsey
With Ken Koenig's enlightening and entertaining DVD history of a SoCal treasure, Jazz on the West Coast: The Lighthouse, ninety year-old Howard Rumsey returns to the spotlight. Bassist, booker and raconteur extraordinaire, Rumsey presented the best jazz shows in LA for thirty-three consecutive years. First with a group of studio musicians and Stan Kenton veterans, he ran the ongoing jam and experimentation of the Lighthouse All-Stars, establishing the springboard for the soon-to-be-ballyhooed “West Coast Jazz" sound.

After more than a decade of successful recording and personnel changes, Rumsey didn't feel it anymore and concentrated on booking world-class jazz artists to play his waterfront dive. After another decade, he moved down the coast to the Redondo Beach Pier for his tenure at Concerts by the Sea for another ten-plus, finally bringing the curtain down on a major chapter in LA jazz. The host is now the featured guest.

AAJ Contributor Rex Butters spoke with Rumsey about the state of live music, the infamous Lighthouse, and being the first bassist to record electric bass on a jazz album.

Check out Howard Rumsey: The Lighthouse All Star at AAJ today!

For interview requests or more information contact .

Profiles
Read more articles
Jazz Invention
Jazz Invention
Contemporary
1989
buy
In the Solo Spotlight
In the Solo Spotlight
Original Jazz Classics
1957
buy
Music for Lighthousekeeping
Music for...
Original Jazz Classics
1956
buy
Oboe/Flute
Oboe/Flute
Original Jazz Classics
1956
buy
Howard Rumsey's Lighthouse All-Stars, Volume 3
Howard Rumsey's...
Original Jazz Classics
1955
buy
Lighthouse at Laguna
Lighthouse at Laguna
Original Jazz Classics
1955
buy
Chet Baker Chet Baker
trumpet
Dizzy Gillespie Dizzy Gillespie
trumpet
Max Roach Max Roach
drums
Buddy Rich Buddy Rich
drums
Art Pepper Art Pepper
sax, alto
Kenny Dorham Kenny Dorham
trumpet
Gerry Mulligan Gerry Mulligan
sax, baritone

Shop For Jazz

News

Post a comment

comments powered by Disqus

Join the staff. Writers Wanted!

Develop a column, write album reviews, cover live shows, or conduct interviews.