Howard Rumsey

Jazz Rolls Royce

Fresh Sound Records

Stu Williamson (tp), Frank Rosolino (tb), Bob Cooper (ts), Victor Feldman (p), Howard Rumsey (b), Stan Levey (d)

Reference: FSRCD 310

Bar code: 8427328603102

01. Strike Up The Band (Gershwin)
02. Prelude To The Queen (Cooper)
03. The Clown's Dance (Cooper)
04. Coop Salutes The "Co-op" (Cooper)
05. Bruinville, My Bruinville (Cooper)
06. Mambo Del Quado (Cooper)
07. Bruinville, My Bruinville (Cooper)
08. Mambo Del Quado (Cooper)

Recorded in Los Angeles, 1957



"Other than an obscure effort for Philips in 1961, this was the final recording by Howard Rumsey's Lighthouse All-Stars. Actually, the 1957 edition of the band (with trumpeter Stu Williamson, trombonist Frank Rosolino, Bob Cooper on tenor, pianist Victor Feldman doubling on vibes, bassist Rumsey, and drummer Stan Levey) is augmented on this obscure LP by ten additional horns. Cooper is the most important force on the date, for not only does he take many fine tenor solos, but he composed five of the six numbers (all but the opening "Strike Up the Band") and provided all of the arrangements. The music, although not innovative, is colorful and swings, but will be difficult to locate."

Scott Yanow -All Music Guide

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