Count Basie

Count Basie/Lester Young - Live at Birdland

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Lester Young sat in with his former boss Count Basie every once in awhile and this LP documents one such occasion. Young is heard on roughly half of the selections with Basie's new orchestra in late 1952 alongside such fellow tenors as soundalike Paul Quinichette and the rougher and distinctive Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis. These radio airchecks are well worth getting.