Lost Lester Young Jam Session Turns Up
SCOTT SIMON, Host:
We think it's possible that the Library buried the lead, because this week they also announced the discovery a rare find, a previously unknown recording of Lester Young. The master of the tenor sax is heard jamming with Chad Collins, J.C. Higginbotham, Sammy Price and Doc West in December, 1940, maybe at the Village Vanguard in New York. One jazz fan compared it to finding a Shakespeare sonnet or a short story by Ernest Hemmingway. So let's just listen and enjoy it.
(SOUNDBITE OF JAZZ RECORDING)
SIMON: Lester Young, at 22 minutes before the hour.
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