Jazz (4): Lester Young and Matthew Shipp

I chose these two because like a lot of jazz, they’re covers of famous tunes. Not necessarily faithful copies. Most people will like the second one.

I saw Matthew Shipp live (with the late David S Ware, the closest thing to Coltrane since Coltrane). He is a great pianist. Compare it to Coltrane and McCoy Tyner doing the same tune.

Here is Lester Young with These Foolish Things. Short and sweet. If you like his characteristic graceful floating style, this is an absolute bargain.


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