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February 11, 1989 | ZAN STEWART
"It was a wonderful era, full of excitement and energy and creativity. I had the time of my life." Howard Rumsey was remembering the period from 1951 to 1961 when, as bassist and club manager, he led the Lighthouse All Stars, one of the West Coast's most revered jazz ensembles, at the Lighthouse Cafe in Hermosa Beach.
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February 11, 1989 | ZAN STEWART
"It was a wonderful era, full of excitement and energy and creativity. I had the time of my life." Howard Rumsey was remembering the period from 1951 to 1961 when, as bassist and club manager, he led the Lighthouse All Stars, one of the West Coast's most revered jazz ensembles, at the Lighthouse Cafe in Hermosa Beach.
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January 5, 1992 | BILL KOHLHAASE, Bill Kohlhaase writes regularly about jazz for The Times. and
In the early '50s, the Lighthouse, a small club on the pier in Hermosa Beach, was the center of a musical scene that gave birth to the sound that has come to be called West Coast Jazz. The West Coast sound, variously described as cool, sophisticated and soft but also known for its harmonic strength and often eclectic orchestration, was championed by various groups that assembled at the surf-side nightspot, groups dubbed "The Lighthouse All Stars."
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