Tremendous work from Howard Rumsey
's early Lighthouse
group – and a great example of why they were such a great act at the time! The "solo spotlight" in the title is extremely apt here – as each of the album's tracks features a standout performance by group members who emerge from the larger ensemble beautifully – all
players who were in the larger backings on other numbers, but who really sparkle brilliantly on their solos. Soloists include Frank Rosolino on trombone, Richie Kamuca on tenor, Stan Levey on drums, Conte Candoli on trumpet, Bob Enevoldsen on valve trombone, Bob Cooper on tenor, and Bud Shank on alto. Titles are all
plenty fresh originals – and include "Funny Frank", "Claude", "Coop", "Stan", "S&B", and "Bud".
(OJC pressing. Cover has light wear.)