When you get up in the morning, you must have a song - Ray Charles

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Happy 4th of July - Prez!!

As I mentioned recently, I have been on a bit of a Lester Young kick. Have ya ever read an interview with him?. He was the ultimate hipster. I wanna be as laid back as Prez..

Here's a short set recorded a mere 60 years ago today!!

1. Up 'N Adam
2. I Can't Get Started
3. Lester Leaps In

Lester Young Band

Lester Young - ts
Jesse Drakes - trp
Horace Silver - piano
Gene Ramey - bas
Connie Kay - drums

Birdland - NYC  7/4/53


Hookfinger said...


Now go shoot off some bottle rockets or something!

Otis Foster said...

Thnx Hook. What an interesting session.

Drakes, who spent some time playing in R&B bands, is surprisingly fleet and coherent, advanced swing verging into bebop. Silver is under-miked, but what I can pick out sounds a bit different than he sounded with Getz in his earlier sessions.


jazzcat1228 said...

Thank you!

Fourcade said...

As said above, a very interesting session. Thanks! And funny it should be on that date! Cheers

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