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September 04, 2009


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This is a great list. Can't wait to check it out. Thanks.
Marissa Despain

Thanks for the link back to Jamie Katz' terrific piece, which I missed the first time around.

This got me to put on my copy of The Lester Young Story Vol. 4, "Lester Leaps In." I picked it up years ago after reading an old Allen Ginsberg interview in which he named "Lester Leaps In" his favorite jazz recording.

It's amazing to read about the colloquialisms Young is thought to have originated. That's cool.

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