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Lester Young's Birthday

Today is Lester Young's Birthday.
Every sax player owes him big time.
One of the greatest.

Happy Birthday Lester.
Here is a nice compilation.


Happy Birthday Lester


Denis

Added by Denis Ouellet on August 27, 2009 at 9:22pm — 1 Comment

Birthdays: Stan and Sonny

We are almost there. (-:

So we have ample time to give them our wishes and reminisce.





February 2 1927.

Happy Birthday Stan.

Thank you for all the beautiful legacy that you left us.

All your music is a constant source of joy.

Truly a master.



I am also reminded that this is also Sonny Stitt's birthday. February 2 1924

There must be something special about that date (-:

Sonny was very close to Stan during his JATP days. They made it a… Continue

Added by Denis Ouellet on January 31, 2009 at 1:36am — 2 Comments

Music From Stan Getz

As a complement to the rare Stan Getz thread I would like

to upload a few representative tracks.



The first one is from "Stan Getz with the Lighthouse All Stars"



A tune that Stan most likely played quite often around that time.

There is also a recording of it made in Birdland in August 1952.

Billie Holiday loved to sing this tune too.

I am sure Stan was a great romantic;)



The stunningly beautiful song

I Only Have Eyes For You… Continue

Added by Denis Ouellet on October 11, 2008 at 7:53pm — 15 Comments

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