22 Songs, 1 Hour 11 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Pairing jazz’s premier bandleader with one of the most original tenor saxophonists of the time, Count Basie and Lester Young embarked on an epic partnership that would shape big band music forever. On these restored and remastered recordings, culled from original radio broadcasts from 1938-1940, the world can now experience the flowing rhythm section and improvised solos that would break Count Basie in New York and elevate Lester Young as a key influence to the next generation of greats that included John Coltrane and Dexter Gordon.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Pairing jazz’s premier bandleader with one of the most original tenor saxophonists of the time, Count Basie and Lester Young embarked on an epic partnership that would shape big band music forever. On these restored and remastered recordings, culled from original radio broadcasts from 1938-1940, the world can now experience the flowing rhythm section and improvised solos that would break Count Basie in New York and elevate Lester Young as a key influence to the next generation of greats that included John Coltrane and Dexter Gordon.

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