I’m Just A Lucky So And So – 1990
McShann, Plas Johnson and Milt Hinton all play soulful solos on the Duke Ellington standard
Pianist and occasional singer Jay McShann gained fame in the 1940s for leading a top Kansas City swing and blues big band that had Charlie Parker among its sidemen.
During the next five decades, McShann had a fine career, freelancing mostly as a leader of small swing combos.
McShann and Plas Johnson should have played together more often; they display similar soulful and swinging styles on this relaxed outing.