Blog Posts - Lester Young



‘Pero hermoso’

El Cadillac devora voraz litros de gasolina. Sus faros trazan un sendero de luz que atraviesa la noche. En el interior del coche, Duke Ellington sueña sus nuevas canciones mientras […]...
by despuesdelhipopotamo on Sep 10, 2014

Let Your Soul Stand Cool and Composed

From the National Portrait Gallery in Washington comes an exhibition on one of my favorite subjects: the cool. “American Cool” offers up its representative icons of cool in portraits by renowned photographers, such as Avedon, Arbus, and...
by the sad red earth on Mar 24, 2014

One Track Mind: Chico Hamilton on Lester Young, Lena Horne, Gerry Mulligan, others

On this special edition of Something Else! Reviews’ One Track Mind, we hand the reins over to jazz drummer Chico Hamilton. The 90-year old living legend talks about playing with Lester Young in the late 1940s, and takes us inside the initial meetin...
by Something Else Reviews on Oct 6, 2011

One Track Mind: Chico Hamilton remembers Lester Young, Lena Horne, Gerry Mulligan, others

On this special edition of Something Else! Reviews’ One Track Mind, we hand the reins over to jazz drummer Chico Hamilton. The 90-year old living legend talks about playing with Lester Young in the late 1940s, and takes us inside the initial meetin...
by Something Else Reviews on Oct 6, 2011

Half Notes: Lester Young and Teddy Wilson – Pres and Teddy (1956)

What was cool about Lester Young was that he kept evolving. All “Pres” did was: – Pave the way for bebop in the 1930s. – Presuppose, while playing clarinet with Basie back in the day, the cool California sound of Paul Desmond...
by Something Else Reviews on May 18, 2011

CULTURAL AMBIENCE – Thievery Corporation

As I write this, I am sitting in a coffee shop in downtown Guelph and feel highly culturalized. I would like to share some of this ambient culture with the rest blogging world. The group that has my ears burning on this particular day is Thievery Cor...
by SpacePack on Apr 6, 2011

Pekar Tribute 4: Mike Sheehan

Harvey Pekar had a lifelong affinity for jazz, which is, as has often been said, the art of improvisation. Since the original artist for this panel decided without telling us that it wasn’t worth the time, we had to turn to a last-minute repla...
by Scholars & Rogues on Nov 8, 2010

Jazz Is: 3 – Jammin’ the Blues

I’m repeating this “Jazz Is” entry from “How We Lived on It” (2), but it is so exceptional, no collection of jazz riches should be without it. The better quality of the two full-length versions available at Daily Motion...
by the sad red earth on May 26, 2010

How We Lived on It (2)

from Jammin’ the Blues Directed by Gjon Mili Sax: Lester Young & Illinois Jacquet Trumpet: Harry “Sweets” Edison Piano: Marlowe Morris Drums: Philly Joe Jones & “Big Sid” Catlett Guitar: Barney Kessell Bass: Red Callender Danc...
by the sad red earth on Sep 12, 2009

I racconti dell’età del jazz 7 / quando Billie Holiday era felice

di Sergio Pasquandrea Oddio, proprio felice forse non lo è stata mai, e non sto nemmeno a spiegare il perché. Però mi sono un po’ scocciato di sentir parlare della vita di Billie, dei tormenti di Billie, degli amori infelici di Billie, della...
by la poesia e lo spirito on Sep 7, 2009


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