Howard Rumsey: The Lighthouse All Star by Rex Butters, published on July 20, 2015 at All About Jazz. Find more Profiles articles. With the release of Ken Koenig's exhaustive, enlightening, and entertaining DVD history of a SoCal treasure, Jazz on the West Coast: The Lighthouse (RoseKing Productions, 2005), 89 year-old Howard Rumsey returns to the spotlight. Bassist, booker, and raconteur extraordinaire, Rumsey presented the best jazz shows in Los Angeles for 33 consecutive years. What made Shorty Rogers so great in the studio, in a three hour session, you knew you were going to have the session competed. He had the ability to write this material, run it down once, and record it. He could record an album in three hours without fail. That's what the studios were looking for. "With Norman Granz, it didn't matter.
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Born in Brawley, California, Rumsey first began playing the piano, followed by the drums and finally the bass. After jobs with Vido Musso and Johnnie Davis, Rumsey became part of Stan Kenton's first band. Rumsey soon left Kenton after an argument. He played with Charlie Barnet and Barney Bigard before taking a short hiatus from music.
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