The Count Basie Orchestra with vocalist Ethel Waters from the film Stage Door Canteen (1943). Originally including such musicians as Buck Clayton and Lester Young in the line-up, the band in the 1950s and 1960s made use of the work of such arrangers as Neal Hefti and featured musicians such as Thad Jones and Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis. Its recordings of this era included collaborations with singers such as Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald. Upon Moten's death in 1935, Basie left the group to start his own band, taking many of his colleagues from the Moten band with him. This nine-piece group was known for its legendary soloists including, Joe Keyes and Oran 'Hot Lips' Page on trumpet, Buster Smith and Jack Washington on alto saxophone, Lester Young on tenor saxophone, Dan Minor on trombone, and a rhythm section made up of Jo Jones on drums, Walter Page on bass and Basie on piano.
Lester Young was in some ways the definitive jazz musician. He was the personification of the art of swing and a master of creative ballad interpretation. He was one of the early innovators who laid the groundwork for bop and was the principal, as it were, of the cool school. Most Lester Young collections are well worth investigating, simply because his recorded legacy is filled with exciting and beautiful moments
Count Basie Orchestra Meets Lester Young The Golden Years 1936-40. Lester Young, Count Basie Orchestra. 2011 Classic Album - Digital Remastered. The Count Basie Story, Vol. 1. Count Basie Orchestra. Count Basie Orchestra, Tony Bennett With The Count Basie Orchestra. The Legend, The Legacy. Basie Swings Standards. Count Basie & His Orchestra. Ray Charles Sings For Lovers.
1st Pressing with Epic Yellow Label and "Timing Band" around outer edge. Track A1 recorded New York, 19/03/40 Track A2 recorded Chicago, 09/10/36 Track A3 recorded New York, 19/03/39 Track A4 recorded New York, 06/11/39 Track A5 recorded New York, 19/03/40 Track A6 recorded Chicago, 28/08/40 Track B1 recorded New York, 19/03/40 Track. B2 recorded New York, 05/04/39 Track B3 recorded New York, 19/03/40 Track B4 recorded New York, 19/03/40 Track B5 recorded New York, 04/08/39 Track B6 recorded New York, 06/11/39.
Count Basie & His Orch. Count Basie & His Orchestra; with Lester Young. The Benny Goodman Sextet.
Lester Willis Young (August 27, 1909 – March 15, 1959), nicknamed "Pres" or "Prez", was an American jazz tenor saxophonist and occasional clarinetist. Coming to prominence while a member of Count Basie's orchestra, Young was one of the most influential players on his instrument
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Written-By – Razaf*, Schafer*, J.C. Johnson
Arranged By – Tab SmithWritten-By – T. Smith*
Written-By – Woode*, McRae*
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Written-By – Basie*, Edison*