LECTURE 11 BASIE - Lester Young tenor sax greatest soloist...

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Lecture 11 COUNT BASIE Count Basie Mid West Swing (Kansas City Swing) Emphasis on swing or groove Head arrangements Blues Riffs Improv First great Rhythm section in jazz history- why? Perfect synchronization Basie, Walter Page -bs, Jo Jones -dr, Freddie Green- guitar Basie on piano- comping- toward modern piano playing Space, high register, boogie-woogie One O’Clock Jump Blues- solos and riffs
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Unformatted text preview: Lester Young- tenor sax- greatest soloist of Swing era Cool, horizontal- melodic emphasis By stressing melody made for more advanced harmony Influence on bebop players Taxi War Dance Features Lester Young and Basie Lester Leaps In Features Lester Young - one of all-time great solos Subtle development of motives and ideas...
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