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Friday, November 22, 2013

The Shadow of Prez

It's safe to say that, at some point, anyone interested in playing jazz has to listen to Lester Young, even now, so many years after his death in 1959. He, along with Coleman Hawkins, were _the_ foundational tenor sax players, although their influence extended well beyond the saxophone.

On this show, I feature Prez himself and tunes by some of his more overt acolytes-Stan Getz, Paul Quinichette, Warne Marsh, Al Cohn, Zoot Sims, Alan Eager and Brew Moore.

Check out the playlist below and listen to the show here. [The tunes listed under "Stan Getz" often also feature the other players mentioned above].

Count Basie “Lady Be Good”  (Decca 1939)

Billie Hoilday “This Year's Kisses”  (1937)

Lester Young “Just You - Just Me”  (Mercury 1943)

Stan Getz “And the Angels Swing” (Classic 1946)

Stan Getz “Running Water” (Classic 1946)

Paul Quinichette “Galoshes” (Mercury 1951)

Paul Quinichette “Birdland Jump”  (Mainstream 1951)

Stan Getz “I Got Rhythm” from Groovin High (Crown 1947)

Stan Getz “Battle of the Saxes”  (Classic 1947)

Stan Getz “Stan Getz Along”  (Classic 1947)

Gerry Mulligan “Red Door” (Pacific Jazz)

Gerry Mulligan “Four and One More”  (Pacific Jazz 1956)

Stan Getz “Ligia”  (Columbia 1976)

Count Basie “Jumpin' At The Woodside” SINGLE (Decca 1939)


1 comment:

Otis Foster said...

Your file is still active, so thanks for an interesting lineup Steve.