Weekend Extra: Jive At Five

Prez Smiling

Why? Because it’s been too long since you’ve heard it. What, you’ve never heard it? Good. I envy your coming to it for the first time. Here’s Count Basie from The Complete Decca Recordings. February 4, 1939. Harry Edison wrote the tune. He has the trumpet solo. Jack Washington is the baritone saxophonist. We get Lester Young (pictured) twice. His eight bars following Edison’s solo launched a thousand tenor saxophonists. Now, you’re bound to have a happy weekend. … [Read more...]