Lester Bowie

Fast Last

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As is often true of a Lester Bowie record, this set has surpising moments and a liberal use of absurd humor, along with some fine playing. Certainly one would not expect any other avant-garde trumpeter to play such songs as "Hello Dolly" (in duet with pianist John Hicks) and "F Troop Rides Again." On a more serious note are three collaborations with altoist Julius Hemphill, including Ornette Coleman's "Lonely Woman" and the nearly 13-minute "Fast Last C." A fine introduction to Lester Bowie's diverse music. [Fast Last was reissued in 1999 as part of 32 Jazz's double disc collection, American Gumbo.]

Track Listing

Title/Composer Performer Time
1
5:15
2
9:48
3
5:00
4
12:55
5
9:38
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