Lester Leaps In
|"Lester Leaps In"|
|Single by Count Basie's Kansas City Seven|
|Recorded||September 5, 1939, New York City, NY|
"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.
- "Lester Leaps In" is listed among the Milestone Recordings in American Music at the Three Perfect Minutes site.
- jazz.com gives "Lester Leaps In" a 98, on a scale of 100 – "Classic performance. A 'must have' for jazz fans."
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
- Brian Rust, Jazz and Ragtime Records, 1897-1942 Archived 2009-02-09 at the Wayback Machine, Mainspring Press, 2008.
- "Lester Leaps In (1940)", JazzStandards.com.
- "Lester Leaps In (1939)", at Three Perfect Minutes, retrieved 2013-10-23.
- Lester Leaps In (1939) Archived 2013-09-27 at the Wayback Machine, at jazz.com Archived November 21, 2015, at the Wayback Machine, retrieved 2013-10-23.
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