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I'll bet none of you cats have ever played with a cigarette in your hand. The ashes fall down into the crook of the bow and your fimgers get yellow from the tar. Haven't done that in 35 years and don't miss it.
 

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Oh you ruined it for me - I thought Prez's sax was smokin'! Great clip, Kelly.
 

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Lester Young explained the whole history of the world in that first chorus of his solo....!!!!!!
 

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I'll bet none of you cats have ever played with a cigarette in your hand. The ashes fall down into the crook of the bow and your fimgers get yellow from the tar. Haven't done that in 35 years and don't miss it.
maybe my horn is lester's one
 

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I'll bet none of you cats have ever played with a cigarette in your hand. The ashes fall down into the crook of the bow and your fimgers get yellow from the tar. Haven't done that in 35 years and don't miss it.
My first teacher when I was in High School did that...It was the coolest thing I ever saw; if that didn't make me start smoking, nothing will.
 

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I'll bet none of you cats have ever played with a cigarette in your hand. The ashes fall down into the crook of the bow and your fimgers get yellow from the tar. Haven't done that in 35 years and don't miss it.
Actually I have. Can't do that at a gig anymore, it's essentially illegal nearly everywhere now.
 

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That's an awesome clip... anyone else dig those dancers too. They were great. Of course, high-quality video of Prez and Illinois Jacquet playing... priceless.

And that bit at the beginning with the first drummer "handing off" to Papa Jo Jones...all those guys were having a blast. Great times!!!
 

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That's an awesome clip... anyone else dig those dancers too. They were great. Of course, high-quality video of Prez and Illinois Jacquet playing... priceless.

And that bit at the beginning with the first drummer "handing off" to Papa Jo Jones...all those guys were having a blast. Great times!!!
Indeed priceless! The drummer at the start is Big Sid Catlett. Also nice to hear in the first chorus of his solo that Illinois was heavily influenced by the great Herschel Evans. And what about Sweets Edison? He played great during a very very long career in jazz.

Thanks for posting this Kelly :).
 

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Thanks Kelly. It's funny but I was just watching that jam session on YouTube this morning and thought about posting it but went and practiced instead. We must be on the same wavelength but the thing is that the clip you posted is a 4 minute abbreviated one and the one I watched is 6 minutes longer and begins with the credits and a lot more. Better quality video too. I have nothing but praise for the person who uploaded it because it's an incredible rare treat. If you liked the first one, check this one below out and see what I mean.

 

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BTW if you want to see more live footage of Illinois Jacquet I just posted a thread with clips from the great film about him: Texas Tenor: The Illinois Jacquet Story. Very much worth watching.
 

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the thing is that the clip you posted is a 4 minute abbreviated one and the one I watched is 6 minutes longer and begins with the credits and a lot more. Better quality video too.
Thanks, Jazz Is All! I hope everybody checks out this WAAAYY improved version of the clip -- as JIA notes, it's more than twice as long, with some great stuff! Amazing...

(I'm also posting the actual YouTube link...


... so I can watch it on my iPod. If notice that if I use the vBulletin YouTube tags, then the iPod just says "Sorry, cannot display", but if the actual link is there, then you can watch it...)
 

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Hey Kelly I really love your blog. Lots of very helpful stuff in there. I just read your article on long tones and think it's great....making me realize that I have to quit avoiding them as well as giving me insight and aid into how to do them effectively. I just thought I'd let you know cause the stuff you do is really helping me out a lot. Thanks
 

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I always wondered how the Prez was able to play the sax sideways like that. I tried that once and within minutes my thumbs were killing me.
 

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Hey Kelly I really love your blog. Lots of very helpful stuff in there. I just read your article on long tones and think it's great....making me realize that I have to quit avoiding them as well as giving me insight and aid into how to do them effectively. I just thought I'd let you know cause the stuff you do is really helping me out a lot. Thanks
Jazz Is All, thanks -- I appreciate that, and I hope it's useful info! And in the meantime, I'm gonna dig this video again...
 
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