Lester Young - Jazz Giants of l956


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Lester Young ~ Jazz Giants '56Anyone who says Lester Young made his best sides before WWII should give the record,’Jazz Giants of l956′ a spin. Made 3 years before his death, it features Teddy Wilson on piano and a reunion with ex Count Basie bandmate Jo Jones on drums. On numbers like ‘I Didn’t Know What Time it Was’ and’ I Guess I’ll Have to Change My Plans’ Pres blows feathery and¬ beautiful light solos. Who thought you could¬ make a blues out of Fred Astaire?¬

The arrival of the Lp gave Lester the chance to stretch out, and Vic Dickenson adds some tasteful trombone. A must-have for any Jazz fan.

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