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TITLE
At Last!
FORMAT
LP

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CATALOG #
CRNBR 16028LP CRNBR 16028LP
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RELEASE DATE
3/31/2017

Recorded at the Lighthouse Café in Hermosa Beach, CA, on September 13, 1953, this is a historic recording for many reasons, and one of the earliest meetings of East and West Coast jazz artists. While Miles Davis and Chet Baker need no introduction, Harold Rumsey might. He was a West Coast jazz bassist who, in 1949, formed the Lighthouse All-Stars, a longstanding group that performed at the Hermosa Beach club every Sunday night for nearly a decade. Though he might not be a household name, his group's alumni include Jimmy Giuffre, Shorty Rogers, Max Roach, Bud Shank, Sonny Criss, Hampton Hawes, Shelly Manne, and more. Featuring rousing renditions of "'Round Midnight," "Night In Tunisia," and "At Last," and the killer drum solo from Roach, "Drum Conversation," this is a brilliant window into the 1950s LA scene, and Davis's particular ability to fit into nearly any jazz setting with ease. Features Bud Shank, Max Roach, Lorraine Geller, Russ Freeman, Bob Cooper, and Rolf Ericson. 180-gram vinyl. Includes download code.