Count Basie’s Kansas City Seven – Lester Leaps In

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“Lester Leaps In” is a jazz standard originally recorded by Count Basie’s Kansas City Seven in 1939. The composition, credited to the group’s tenor saxophone player Lester Young, is a head arrangement based on the chord progression of “I Got Rhythm”, and serves as a vehicle for interweaving solos by Young and Basie. (Wikipedia)

Personnel (original 1939 recording):
Count Basie – piano
Lester Young – tenor saxophone
Buck Clayton – trumpet
Dicky Wells – trombone
Freddie Green – guitar
Walter Page – bass
Jo Jones – drums

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