Music Monday: Jam Session with Lester Young and Coleman Hawkins

An enthusiast at heart, my love affair with Lester Young and his art continues.

This is a great clip of a jam session with some jazz legends, some of which are pictured in the iconic Great Day in Harlem photo: Pee Wee Russell (on clarinet), Sonny Greer (drums) and, of course, Hawkins and Young.

Prez comes in slowly at the 3:10 mark, but is soon swinging. If the year noted here is correct, it is the last year of his life.

A swinging jam session seems like a nice “hot” way to begin a cool November morning.




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