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  1. Learning
    Lester Young solo transcription You're Driving Me Crazy (1946) transcribed by my student as a part of homework. Have a nice week everyone.
  2. Sheet Music & Transcriptions
    Hey everybody, I'm back with a new Lester Transcription this time on Shoeshine Boy. This will be the last Lester Young solo I'll do, moving on to Ben Webster next. As always the sheet is available for free download and also comes with a guide on how to practise the transcription.✨ Here's a...
  3. Practicing
    Hello one and all! After a brief hiatus we're back with another FREE transcription of a classic Prez solo, this time on Oh, Lady Be Good! As always the music is free to download for both Tenor and transposed for Alto. Link...
  4. Sheet Music & Transcriptions
    🎷✨ Hey SOTW world! This week the my free transcription is LESTER YOUNG - ALL OF ME, from the famous recording with Billie Holiday As always it's available for free download and also comes with a guide on how to practise the transcription.🎷✨ Here's a link to the transcription and guide. This...
  5. Sheet Music & Transcriptions
    ?✨ Hey folks! Second in my weekly transcription series, this time it's Lester on Way Down Yonder in New Orleans. As always it's available for free download and also comes with a guide on how to practise the transcription. I think I'll be doing a few Lester Young solos in the coming weeks?✨...
  6. Brand Name Players ...
    Can anyone help identify the photographer, date and location of this photo of Miles Davis and Lester Young? It is believed to be somewhere in Europe in the '50s. Any help appreciated.
  7. Brand Name Players ...
    I am trying to figure out who is soloing at what time during the 1946 Jazz at The Philharmonic concerts - specifically the brass players. I can distinguish between Parker and Hawkins, but throw Lester Young in there and it gets difficult for a jazz newbie like me. I also don't know who solos on...
  8. Sheet Music & Transcriptions
    Ethan Iverson (pianist with The Bad Plus, Billy Hart quartet, etc...) has transcribed a fantastic never-before-publicly-available 1938 two-chorus Lester Young solo on Tea for Two, from the Savory Collection of recordings at the National Jazz Museum in Harlem, in concert key, available here...
  9. Sheet Music & Transcriptions
    Hey Everybody, Here's another Lester Young solo - Ad Lib Blues. It's from the "Lester Young with the Oscar Peterson Trio" album. Check it out at www.richpagesax.blogspot.com Cheers! R
  10. Sheet Music & Transcriptions
    Hello Everybody! I hope that everyone has had a great holiday season. I just posted a transcription of Lester Young's solo on "There Will Never Be Another You" from the album, Lester Young With The Oscar Peterson Trio. You can check it out at http://www.richpagesax.blogspot.com The tempo...
  11. Recordings, Movies
    Haven't seen this before, and it's glorious:
  12. Brand Name Players ...
    Houston Person is coming to Buffalo at the end of October, and I've been asked to have a pre-concert "conversation" (the gig's at an art gallery, so they do this sort of thing) about where HP fits into the "Boss Tenor" tradition. Which has gotten me thinking about The Jazz Tenor in general --...
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