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*****Lester Young Corner*****

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Just in case some Pres fans may have missed this thread :excited:

On the other hand, this looks like it could be another one of those copyright nightmares that could prevent us from ever hearing the music.

Anyone seen our remastering hero, Doug Pomeroy singing alongside with Pres' solo while tuning the transfer of "One O'Clock Jump" recorded at Rhode Island Swing Festival? For about 70 years the thought was these recordings were lost forever...

Also, that solo on "Tea For Two" is great and intense as anything Pres recorded commercial in those years - comparable to "Lady Be Good", or another live WNEW broadcast from 1938. ("I Know That You Know")...

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Just in case some Pres fans may have missed this thread :excited:

On the other hand, this looks like it could be another one of those copyright nightmares that could prevent us from ever hearing the music.

Anyone seen our remastering hero, Doug Pomeroy singing alongside with Pres' solo while tuning the transfer of "One O'Clock Jump" recorded at Rhode Island Swing Festival? For about 70 years the thought was these recordings were lost forever...

Also, that solo on "Tea For Two" is great and intense as anything Pres recorded commercial in those years - comparable to "Lady Be Good", or another live WNEW broadcast from 1938. ("I Know That You Know")...

Is that "I Know That You Know" available?

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Is that "I Know That You Know" available?

Sure, in many incarnations.

The most complete version (with announcer intro) is on Lester Young - Volume 1 1937-39 (Masters Of Jazz, MJCD 46) - track 16

Make Believe Ballroom Jam Session

Young (ts) Goodman (cl), Wilson (p), Harry James (tp), Ben Heller (g), Sid Weiss (b), Jo Jones (dm).

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Thanks. That's available used on Amazon for $35 but I think I have every other cut on the cd so I'll just keep looking.

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Lester Young & Coleman Hawkins...so much of then comes "as jazz", but so Little of it is jut that, if at all...

Life, that's what it really is.

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"I don't like to read music, just... soul!" - Pres

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Great indeed and many thanks for posting this!

Just wish our Prez was heard soloing on that clip!

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I know this has been around for a long time, but I have just put it up on my blog and, just in case someone here is interested, here is a link to it.

PrezinterviewHEAD_edited-1.jpg

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I know this has been around for a long time, but I have just put it up on my blog and, just in case someone here is interested, here is a link to it.

PrezinterviewHEAD_edited-1.jpg

Shouldn't that date be 1958?

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Fascinating interview! What's unsaid is as revealing as what's said - as laconic as his playing. Thanks, Chris.

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Good listen, Chris. Mr. Young sounds a bit less than cooperative, as if he didn't really want to share.

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another from art ford´s jazz party: "jumpin´ with symphony sid", 25th september 1958.

coleman hawkins and lester young together!!!!!!

keep boppin´

marcel

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another from art ford´s jazz party: "jumpin´ with symphony sid", 25th september 1958.

coleman hawkins and lester young together!!!!!!

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=0DmtPvFa_W8

keep boppin´

marcel

Holy...fucking...shit...that's incredible footage...personalities aplenty, even w/o the sound...and that groove...gone forever, except for when it was recorded...which it wasn't very often..,

Per http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1466165/soundtrack

Charlie Shavers

Henry 'Red' Allen (really?)

Lester Young

J.C. Higginbotham

Pee Wee Russell

Coleman Hawkins

Willie 'The Lion' Smith

Harry Sheppard,

Dickie Thompson

Vinnie Burke

Sonny Greer

Sonny Greer & the Lion together, man, you're talking distinctive flavor!

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Can't see Red Allen on that video. The lady sitting near The Lion is singer Mae Barnes. There's also glimpses of Johnny Windhurst in the ensemble in background.

From the same Art Ford show (may have been posted before):

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Something not so common, from V-discs:

Side 258B, Kansas City Stride

Obviously, it is Lester on tenor.

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It's Lester Young's birthday today. Time for celebration!

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Many thanks. The clip with Lee is priceless.

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