We remember Lester Young. ‘Prez Resigned’

This day (March 15, 1959 ), in New York City, New York, died Lester Willis Young, nicknamed ‘Pres’ or ‘Prez’, an American jazz tenor saxophonist and clarinetist.WATCH LISTEN READ Wikipedia : This day (March 15, 1959 ), in New York City, New York,, died Lester Willis Young, nicknamed ‘Pres’ or...

On TV today, Coleman Hawkins , Lester Young et al at ‘”Art Ford…

September 25, 1958 – you do not want to miss Coleman Hawkins (ts), Lester Young (ts), Willie “The Lion” Smith (p), Harry Sheppard (vib), Dick Thompson (g), Vinnie Burke (b), Sonny Greer (d), Mae Barnes (voc), Charlie Shavers (t,voc), J.C.Higginbotham (tb), Pee Wee Russell (c1) and George Wettling (d) at...

When Benny Goodman played New-York

.... Harry Carney – Baritone Saxophone . Buck Clayton – Trumpet . Freddie Green – Guitar . Bobby Hackett – Cornet . Johnny Hodges – Soprano, Alto Saxophones . Walter Page – Bass . Lester Young – Tenor Saxophone . Cootie Williams – Trumpet. (Source When Benny Goodman played New-York...

Roy Haynes – Vive Le Roy

This day (March 13, 1925 ), in Boston, Massachusetts, is born Roy Owen Haynes, an American jazz drummer.WATCH LISTEN READ Wikipedia : This day (March 13, 1925 ), in Boston, Massachusetts, is born Roy Owen Haynes, an American jazz drummer. @Drummerworld : Haynes was Lester Young‘s drummer from 1947 to...

Egocentrics

From ‘Me, Myself And I’ to ‘Me And Piney Brown’ , we have mixed 18 ‘Jazz and Other Musics‘ tunes around the theme of ‘Me And The Rest Of The World‘. It has Memphis Minnie, Billie Holiday & Lester Young, Edith Piaf, Patience And Prudence and many more. LINER NOTES...

We Remember Coleman Hawkins. ‘The True Mister Bean’

This day (May 19, 1969), in New York City, New York, died Coleman Hawkins, an American jazz tenor saxophonist.VIDEO DIGEST Digest Tracklist : Disorder At The Border . With Lester Young . With Harry Edison . South Of France Blues . Body and Soul (1967) . With Charlie Parker (1950)...

La Forza del Destino

...Mina – You are my destiny (2.58) . César Concepcion – Destino (3.07) . Billie Holiday & Lester Young – Born to love (2.39) . Jazz Jamaica – I was made to love her (4.45) . Etta James – Born Under A Bad Sign (3.29) . Fanfare Ciocarlia – Born...

A Suite of Freedoms

...amplify the indignation of the title Stones Throw Records : Young Jazz Rebels is a Madlib jazz group from the Yesterdays Universe collective. The album Slave Riot, their debut, is an avant-garde free jazz record, a style Madlib has been developing with Young Jazz Rebels since their debut on 2006’s...

Gil Evans starts the recording of ‘New Bottle Old Wine’ with…

...Morton) – 03:19 . 3.Willow Tree (Fats Wallerandy Razaf) – 04:40 . 4.Struttin’ With Some Barbeque (Lil Armstrong) – 04:34 . 5.Lester Leaps In (Lester Young) – 04:17 . 6.’Round Midnight (Thelonious Monk) – 04:08 . 7.Manteca! (Dizzy Gillespie, Gil Fuller, Babs Gonzales) – 05:18 . 8.Bird Feathers (Charlie Parker)...

Jazzin’Around Pork Pie Hat

...Hat (5.37) . Ray Brown, Christian McBride, John Clayton – Taco With a Pork Chop (4.06) . The Ray Brown Orchestra – Polo Pony (4.05) . Count Basie – Little Pony (2.49) . Lester Young – Three Little Words (4.17) . Charlie Haden – Tres Palabras (Three Words) (6.18) ....