- Released: March 20, 2007
- Label: Candid Records
- 1.America the Beautiful
- 2.Less Is More
- 3.New Dreams
- 4.Casa de Luz
- 5.Lotus Bud
- 6.Un Poco Loco, Un
- 7.The Good News
- 8.Here's That Old Martian Again
- 9.Truly Truly
/Bud Shank & The Lighthouse All-Stars.
Composer: Shorty Rogers.
Personnel: Shorty Rogers (trumpet, flugelhorn); Bill Perkins (soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone); Bud Shank (alto saxophone); Bob Cooper (tenor saxophone); Conte Candoli (trumpet); Pete Jolly (piano); Larance Marable (drums).
Recording information: Entourage Studios, North Hollywood, CA (08/04/1991-08/05/1991).
Photographers: Victor Hall; Malcolm Walker; William Claxton.
Arranger: Shorty Rogers.
The 1991 version of the Lighthouse All-Stars gave trumpeter Shorty Rogers and altoist Bud Shank top billing. For this Candid CD, Rogers supplied eight of the selections (including "Less Is More," "Lotus Bud," "Fun" and "Here's That Old Martian Again") and the band also stretched out on Bud Powell's "Un Poco Loco" and a Rogers' arrangement of "America The Beautiful." This was one of the final records for both Shorty and the great tenor Bob Cooper and overall it is a typically swinging, witty and beautiful effort. Also in fine form are trumpeter Conte Candoli, Bill Perkins (on baritone, tenor and soprano), pianist Pete Jolly, bassist Monty Budwig and drummer Larence Marable. ~ Scott Yanow