LESTER YOUNG- “AB LIB BLUES” SOLO TRANSCRIPTION

Lester Young delivers a beautiful solo on “Ad Lib Blues”, an original by himself and Oscar Peterson, and the first song from the classic recording, LESTER YOUNG WITH THE OSCAR PETERSON TRIO. Young is supported by Peterson on piano, Barney Kessel on guitar, Ray Brown on bass and drummer J.C. Heard. The song begins with a four bar break from Young followed by his seven chorus solo. The record was recorded in 1952, during the time when it was generally thought that Young’s powers as an improviser were waning. He’s in great form here though, with the warm, gauzy tone, the relaxed delivery and the great rhythmic instinct all in evidence. the rhythm section provides a very danceable 4 beat chug that Young rides closely through most of his blowing, sprinkling some triplet figure seasoning here and there…

LESTER YOUNG- AD LIB BLUES

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16. December 2010 by james
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