- Produced For – The Firstclassmen Of Army And Navy Academy – none
- Bass – Scott LaFaro
2nd All-Star Concert
Presented by Class of '58
Produced by The Firstclassmen of Army and Navy Academy
Live performance by Howard Rumsey's Lighthouse All-Stars featuring Scott LaFaro on Bass
Excerpts from liner notes (by James F. Hannon - Sponsor)
In West Coast Jazz, a major role has been played by a group of all-stars from The Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach [California]. yes, 1948 was the year that Howard Rumsey began to shake the music world and to bring out a new style. The most remarkable thing about Howard was his conviction that modern jazz could also be popular jazz, and that this could be accomplished without concessions or compromises. His policy was to ignore the meaningless divisions between the various modern jazz groups, to bring together the finest available instrumentalists and writers, and to transform the concert stage into a workshop where their music could be heard by larger audiences. Howard's tenacity and his immense gifts as an organizer overcame both the incredulity of the musicians and the apathy of the public. Modern jazz is now firmly established in southern California, and Howard is the man most responsible for bringing this music and you together.
It was then bound to happen. The Army & Navy Academy, with many fine ears for good music and one of the most beautiful campuses in California to set the state with, had to come together. The cadets at the Academy, especially an older group known as the First classmen (seniors), heard Howard and the many stars he has turned out, and the many selections that his new ideas had displayed, got their heads together and decided to feature a concert here at the Academy where everyone could here it too. We then took the music out of the club again and put it 'live' on the campus. The head of the Academy, Col. W. C. Atkinson, was pleased [as] former Band Master . . . along with Capt. Al. Polhamus, Band Instructor at the Academy.
The First classmen brought the first concert in December of 1956 and again for this date . This time jazz clubs were formed, the local disk jockey gave his full help in promoting another annual concert, even to the extent of broadcasting it from the stage 'live' (plus other DJ's who spread the concert date over many states). The concert lasted three hours with three sets of the finest of all types of jazz that this album represents.
Barcode und andere Identifikationsmerkmale
- Matrix / Runout (Side A etched): #1
- Matrix / Runout (Side B etched): #2