Mary Lou Williams in City of Kansas City - the 1930's
I remember Lester Young from when he was blowing cool sounds at the Subway on Eighteenth Street back in Kansas City. This was a small place with only one entrance, really a firetrap, yet groovy. The first time I heard Lester I was astonished. It took him several choruses to get started--then, brother, what a horn.
Nat Hentoff and Nat Shapiro, Hear Me Talkin' To Ya: The Classic Story of Jazz as Told by the Men Who Made It (London, 1992), p. 309. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1435831453469 accessed: 5 December, 2022
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|jazz horn music||performed by Lester Young|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, indoors, in public|