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Ken Poston
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Ken Poston
Jazz archivist and historian Ken Poston explores a different theme each week--an era, group, artist, or style--with in-depth interviews, rare recordings, and commentary.
Jazz a la Lighthouse

A special KSDS exclusive on The Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach, in celebration of Howard Rumsey's 100th Birthday. An in-depth series that traces the beginning of the club from 1949 through the 1970’s.

Episode 2. Broadcasted on December 2, 2017.     Click to expand…
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  • Howard Rumsey
  • Lighthouse, June 1952 Gerry Mulligan, Shorty Rogers
  • Lighthouse, June 1952 Gerry Mulligan, Shorty Rogers, Jimmy Giuffre
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  • First Lighthouse Records Recording Session July 22, 1952 Bob Cooper, Howard Rumsey, Jimmy Giuffre, Shorty Rogers
  • First Lighthouse Records Recording Session July 22, 1952 Neshui Ertegan, Howard Rumsey, John Levine, Milt Bernhart
  • Lighthouse Records Viva Zapata
  • Lighthouse Records Out of Somewhere
  • Lighthouse Records Swing Shift
  • Lighthouse Records Big Girl
  • Lighthouse Autographed Sleeve
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  • Howard Rumsey
  • Lighthouse Cafe Exterior
  • Artwork
  • Lighthouse All Stars 1952 Shelly Manne, Milt Bernhart, Frank Patchen, Shorty Rogers, Jimmy Giuffre, Howard Rumsey
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  • Boots Brown and His Blockbusters
  • Shorty Rogers and His Giants 10” LP Cover
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  • Howard Rumsey column in “The Breeze”
  • Lighthouse All Stars August 1952 Shorty Rogers, Jimmy Giuffre, Shelly Manne, Rodney Evans Bacon, Howard Rumsey
  • Interior with Bacon Paintings
  • Interior with Bacon Paintings
  • Rodney Evans Bacon Art
  • Rodney Evans Bacon Art
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  • Downbeat Magazine March 11. 1953
  • Downbeat Magazine article continued
  • Sunday Jazz A La Lighthouse Lighthouse Records first 12” LP Rodney Evans Bacon cover
Episode 3. Broadcasted on December 9, 2017.     Click to expand…
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  • Lighthouse exterior front window
  • Milt Bernhart
  • Agreement to sell Lighthouse Records to Contemporary
  • Contract for Lighthouse All Stars to record for Contemporary
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  • Shorty Rogers Cool and Crazy
  • Howard Rumsey Column in the Daily Breeze
  • Shelly Manne and His Men
  • Dementia Daughter of Horror
  • Milt Bernhart and Shorty Rogers still from Dementia Daughter of Horror
  • Still from Dementia-Rogers, Bernhart, Giuffre, Rod Bacon
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  • Sunday Jazz A La Lighthouse Volume 2
  • Sunday Jazz Vol. 2 back cover.Shorty Rogers listed as Trumpeter X
  • Publishing Contract for Luau
  • New Contemporary Records (Lighthouse) label
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  • John Graas French Horn Jazz
  • Graas Trend Session
  • The Wild One
  • Shorty Rogers Hot Blood
  • Jack Lewis, Leith Stevens, Shorty Rogers
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  • Shelly Manne and His Men EP
  • Jazz at Carlton Theater Program
  • Teddy Charles Collaboration West
Episode 4. Broadcasted on December 16, 2017.     Click to expand…
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  • Shorty Rogers, Rolf Ericson, Jimmy Giuffre, Howard Rumsey Fall 1953
  • Claude Williamson
  • Teddy Charles Evolution
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  • Ad for New All Stars
  • Claude Williamson-Max Roach
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  • Crazy Sunday Chet Baker, Miles Davis, Rolf Ericson
  • Crazy Sunday Russ Freeman-Claude Williamson
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  • Crazy Sunday Shelly Manne Max Roach
  • Crazy Sunday Shelly Manne, Howard Rumsey, Max Roach
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  • Bud Shank
  • Lighthouse All Stars Max Roach, Rolf Ericson, Bud Shank, Bob Cooper
  • Lighthouse All Stars Volume 3
  • Bud Shank Harry Babasin Laurindo Almeida at the Haig
  • Laurindo Almeida Pacific Jazz LP
Episode 5. Broadcasted on December 23, 2017.     Click to expand…
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  • Lighthouse All Stars Vol 1 Reissued with new cover
  • Barney Kessel Contemporary 10” LP
  • Maynard Ferguson Jam Session Emarcy Records
  • Maynard Ferguson Emarcy EP
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  • Max Roach, Bud Shank, Bob Cooper, Howard Rumsey
  • Contract for Flute Oboe Session
  • Flute Oboe LP
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  • Howard Rumsey, Bob Cooper, Jack Sheldon, Bud Shank
  • Zoot Sims, Bud Shank, Frank Rosolino, Bob Cooper, Howard Rumsey
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  • Kenton Presents Frank Rosolino
  • Bud Shank Nocturne EP
  • Stan Kenton Don’t Take Your Love From Me
  • Bud Shank and Three Trombones LP
  • Stan Levey
  • Laurindo Almeida Pacific Jazz Vol. 2
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  • Bill Holman
  • Kenton Presents Bill Holman
  • Kenton Presents Bob Cooper
  • First Intercollegiate Jazz Festival
  • Barney Kessel Plays Standards LP
  • Bud Shank and Bob Brookmeyer Pacific LP
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  • Kenton Presents Claude Williamson
  • Gene Norman Pasadena Civic Concert
  • Bob Andrews’ Recordville
  • Recordville Ad
  • Lighthouse All Stars Volume 5 In the Solo Spotlight
Episode 6. Broadcasted on December 30, 2017.     Click to expand…
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  • Lighthouse All Stars Volume 5 In the Solo Spotlight
  • Lighthouse Newsletter 1954
  • 1912 Days Celebration Stan Kenton, Gene Norman, Bobby Troup
  • Private Hell 36
  • Milt Bernhart Octet RCA 1954
  • A Star is Born Howard Rumsey upper right
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  • Frank Rosolino
  • Bill Holman at the Lighthouse (Lee Katzmann tp)
  • Bud Shank, Stan Levey, Stu Williamson, Bob Cooper, Howard Rumsey
  • Pinky Winters
  • Lighthouse exterior
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  • Conte Candoli
  • Zoot Sims, Bud Shank, Frank Rosolino, Bob Cooper, Howard Rumsey
  • Bud Shank and Bob Brookmeyer Pacific Jazz
  • Conte Candoli Sincerely Conte
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  • Lighthouse All Stars on the Beach at Hermosa
  • Lighthouse All Stars Volume 6
  • Stan Levey Plays Bethlehem 10” LP
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  • Sleepy Stein KFOX ad
  • Sleepy Stein in broadcast booth at Lighthouse
  • USC Daily Trojan 2/15/55
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  • Lighthouse interior 1955 Sleepy Stein and Howard Rumsey on front row
  • NBC Monitor Premier ad
  • NBC cameras inside Lighthouse filming for Monitor
  • Lighthouse at Laguna Program
  • Lighthouse at Laguna Frank Rosolino, Bud Shank, Bob Cooper, Barney Kessel
  • John Palladino recording at Laguna Bowl
  • Lighthouse at Laguna LP
Episode 7. Broadcasted on January 6, 2018.     Click to expand…
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  • Monitor Advertisement for Premier
  • NBC Cameras in Lighthouse for Monitor
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  • Lighthouse at Laguna Program
  • Lighthouse at Laguna Frank Rosolino, Bud Shank, Bob Cooper, Barney Kessel
  • Lighthouse at Laguna LP Cover
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  • West Coast Wailers Conte Candoli and Lou Levy
  • Stan Levey This Time the Drums on Me
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  • Wide Wide World coming to Hermosa Beach
  • NBC Wide Wide World Camera on the Beach at Hermosa
  • University Of Arizona Tour Program
  • Bob Cooper, Shay Cooper, June Christy
  • Sonny Clark
  • All Stars arriving in Tucson Candoli, Shank, Rosolino
  • Bud Shank
  • Bob Cooper
  • Tops San Diego
  • Tops San Diego
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  • Cover of Metronome Magazine, November 1955
  • Tenors Head on Richie Kaumca and Bill Perkins Lighthouse Series

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On-Demand Audio Content
Previously broadcasted programs…
Here are a few CD selections featured most recently:

Here are the 30 most recent tracks played on this show:
January 13th at 9 AM Hour
9:56 AM Bob Cooper “Easy Living” — Coop
9:52 AM Bob Cooper “Somebody Loves Me” — Coop
9:47 AM Bob Cooper “Confirmation” — Coop
9:34 AM Lennie Niehaus “Just Friends” — West Coast Rarities
9:28 AM Frank Rosolino “Cherry” — Quintet
9:23 AM Conte Candoli “Walkie Talkie” — Quartet
9:19 AM Stan Levey “Stan Still” — Quintet
9:13 AM lighthouse all stars “Royal Garden Blues” — Drummin the Blues
9:08 AM lighthouse all stars “Breadline Blues” — Drummin the Blues
9:02 AM Bob Cooper “People Will Say We're in Love” — Milano Blues
January 13th at 8 AM Hour
8:49 AM Conte Candoli “Allen's Alley” — West Coast Tenors
8:43 AM Lighthouse All Stars/Max Roach “Facts About Max” — Drummin the Blues
8:36 AM Bob Cooper “Indiana” — Cool Cooper
8:27 AM lighthouse all stars “If You Are There” — In the Solo Spotlight
8:21 AM lighthouse all stars “That's Rich” — In the Solo Spotlight
8:17 AM lighthouse all stars “Funny Frank” — In the Solo Spotlight
8:06 AM lighthouse all stars “Quicksilver” — Double or Nothin
8:01 AM lighthouse all stars “Moto” — Double or Nothin
January 13th at 7 AM Hour
7:55 AM lighthouse all stars “Wildwood” — Double or Nothin
7:46 AM lighthouse all stars “Jubilation” — Music for Lighthouse Keeping
7:38 AM lighthouse all stars “Interview with Howard Rumsey” — Jazz International
7:28 AM lighthouse all stars “Topsy” — Music for LighthouseKeeping
7:21 AM lighthouse all stars “Latin for Lovers” — Music for LighthouseKeeping
7:15 AM lighthouse all stars “Octavia” — Music for LighthouseKeeping
7:08 AM lighthouse all stars “Taxi War Dance” — Music for LighthouseKeeping
7:03 AM lighthouse all stars “Love Me or Levey” — Music for LighthouseKeeping
January 6th at 9 AM Hour
9:57 AM lighthouse all stars “A Bit of Basie” — Flute/Oboe
9:51 AM lighthouse all stars “Blue Sands” — Flute/Oboe
9:48 AM lighthouse all stars “Swing House” — Flute/Oboe
9:40 AM lighthouse all stars “Now I Lay Me Down to Dream” — none

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