Day By Day

Saturday, May 31, 2008

Late Night Listening

Still grooving. After listening to Ella for a while I noodled around You Tube and found this -- I'll be listening to this video a lot, and by that I mean a LOT!!!!!

Look at the lineup -- Billie Holiday, Lester Young, Coleman Hawkins, Gerry Mulligan, Ben Webster, Victor Dickenson, Roy Eldridge..., what a jam!!!!

When I was young I played sax. Paul Desmond was my idol, but he learned to play the way he did by listening to Lester. This is an amazing performance by some of the greatest musical talents America ever produced.