Lester Young is my favorite horn player. I did find some transcriptions of his in a book I'd forgotten about. I tried to catch some of his phrasing, but could only catch some fragments of his unbelievable lines.
David, I love your version of that evergreen. Very nice chords. I also love Prez and his relaxed style. He's also one of my favorite clarinetists. Bird used to say that Lester was his main reference; I heard a solo recorded by Parker while playing in a big band, may be in 1939...almost indistinguishable from Lester!
Thanks Marco. It's pretty cool that Lester is still influencing musicians even now. He has certainly had me hooked for a long time.
A friend of mine, exellent italian sax playe while he was in New York had the chance to have a lesson with the great Lee Koniz, during the lesson koniz told him to listen to Lester Young solos day and night!
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