Over the last century, thousands of jazz recordings have assumed their rightful place as classics of the American musical canon. But just as many extraordinary sessions have fallen by the wayside. Gems of Jazz is dedicated to bringing some of those forgotten recordings to light, offering digital versions taken from the shellac and vinyl originals.
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Poster Boy Prez
Ad from Metronome magazine, 1953
A saxophone playing friend of mine says Dolnet horns were "cheap with bad intonation." But Lester played one – or at least posed with one for the camera. Don Byas, too. I suppose it's not so much the instrument, it's the player ...