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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.Tracklist : Polka Dots And Moonbeams - (1958) . w/ Coleman Hawkins - Jumpin'…

We remember Jimmy Smith. ‘Jimmy Moved On’

This day (February 8, 2005), in Scottsdale, Arizona, died Jimmy Smith,a jazz musician whose performances on the Hammond B-3 electric organ helped to popularize the instrument.Tracklist : The Cat . Watermelon Man (2004) . St Thomas (1992) .…

This week In Jazz Legends 52/52

Chet Baker, Helen Merrill, Dinah Washington, Thelonious Monk, Charles Mingus, Bill Evans , Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Sttit, Anita O'Day, Louis Armstrong, Jack Teagarden, Freddie Hubbard, Weather Report, Duke EllingtonThey are the "Jazz…

We remember Lionel Hampton. ‘Good Old Vibes’

This day (August 31, 2002), in New York City, New York, died Lionel Hampton, a jazz vibraphonist, pianist, percussionist and bandleaderDigest Tracklist : Sing Sing Sing (1990) . Hamp’s Boogie (1988) . Hey! Ba Ba Re Bop (1982) . w/ Benny…