Miles Davis & The Lighthouse All-Stars discovered here

This Blog gives a nice overview of this album featuring Miles and the gang from The Lighthouse.  Many of the folks are also featured on an episode of Frankly Jazz.

Miles way out west could be a way to describe this session recorded in 1953. The Lighthouse was a jazz bar in Hermosa Beach south of Los Angeles and had a regular in house band comprisng Rolf Ericson-Trumpet, Bud Skank-Alto Saxophone, Bob Cooper-Tenor Saxophone, Lorraine Geller-Piano, Howard Rumsey-Bass and Max Roach on Drums who had just replaced Shelly Manne. All West Coast Players and good ones at that.Chet Baker was a regular at the club and actually the last track on this album(“At Last”) is Chet with the band and not Miles.


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