Lester Young was a true original, and his originality manifested not only in his innovative playing but also in his unique verbal play and wit. In this episode we check out this side of the President of the Tenor Saxophone.


“Lady Be Good” Lester Young with Count Basie
“Body & Soul” Coleman Hawkins
“Body & Soul” Lester Young
“Sometimes I’m Happy” Lester Young
“Blue Lester” Lester Young
“Ding Dong” Lester Young
“No Eyes Blues” Lester Young
“I’ll Never Be the Same” Billie Holiday & Lester Young
“I Left My Baby” Jimmy Rushing, Lester Young with Count Basie
“Preservation” Stan Getz
“I Guess I’ll Have To Change My Plan” Lester Young
“There’ll Never Be Another You” Lester Young

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Published April 15th, 2019 by Bob Hecht

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