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  1. I think that Bechet is positioned just by drummer: Dig that specific drumming licks!
  2. Lester talks: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9yk9ofYRv8
  3. Just came accross this beautiful clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jcI-pX_NDYs Such great music!
  4. It is better to search for universal player with direct drive that have enough power for easy playing of heavy 78's. Technics 1210 MK4 was really fine turntable for that purpose. Avoid Chinese clones od 1210! Use tonearm on that you can change shells with various cartridges and needle tips (pre-mounted). Nowadays Thonrens turntables are not coming from well-known Swiss company, but they are OEM types Czech made (it is the same production line for Pro-ject brand), only old Thorens name added.
  5. Nope. Nor colored, translucent, wax plates
  6. he´s still alive? To bad I missed him many years ago when he played at Jazzland in Viena. Anyway, I don´t know much more about him that the tune "The Street Beat", and heard the original version much later. First I knew it only from the 1950 date Bird with Bud and Fats...... Right! He is living in Japan, and even recorded few albums recently, also this year ("Jazz Legend" on Marshmallow Records). And, you guess, that elegant style Lester gave him nickname after is still there!
  7. While I listened to some other titles on YT I came across this clip: It is written down below that recorded band consists of following members: New York, October 16, 1941. Chester Boone, trumpet & vocal; Buster Smith, clarinet; George Johnson, alto sax; Chauncey Graham, tenor sax; Lloyd Phillips, piano; Vernon King, string bass; Shadrack Anderson, drums So, if it is "that" man who thought Charlie Parker, is there any other recorded sides made by this particular group, and with recorded solos on clarinet? It would be such a thrill to hear them.
  8. mmilovan

    Jimmy Dorsey

    Some interesting Jimmy Dorsey via YT:
  9. Some little known Lester solii behind Helen Humes, 1938:
  10. From 1:42 - 1:45 of that video, right? To me, Gene Sedric also was capable of that linear, rather than vertical type of playing: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BU2MXdh2C_k
  11. While searching for other 78rpm records oriented pages I found this one: http://gramofon.nava.hu/ and was amazed by quality jazz from Hungary. So let me share this with you some records from above mentioned site (IMHO): Terrific tenor and muted trumpet solo - no it is not Buck Clayton, but unknown Hungarian musician: http://gramofon.nava.hu/2052627608/legszebb_varos_batyi Jimmy Dorsey's hits, terrific alto sax here: http://gramofon.nava.hu/891886228/a_man_and_his_drum Something similar to Django/Grappelli style: http://gramofon.nava.hu/1172092022/vannak_pillanatok Jazz interpretation of Ferenc Liszt: http://gramofon.nava.hu/1362503290/o_gondolj_ram etc. There is one great researcher in jazz field in Hungary, his name is Simon Géza Gábor. Some of his publications, here: http://jazzbaratdebr.freeblog.hu/archives/2010/04/09/Jazz_Hungaricum_CD-sorozat_bemutato_-_Simon_Geza_Gabor_estje/
  12. Looking for Lester Documentary film about Lester Young http://lesterlives.wordpress.com/
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