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Lady Be Good

Charlie Parker & Lester Young

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Bird and Pres at the Philharmonic

Recorded in Los Angeles on January 28, 1946 at the Philharmonic Auditorium.

“Bird” is captured in full flight performing with Lester Young the tenor giant who Bird studied closely as a young man.

Young’s solo on this one is sublime.

Personnel:

Howard McGhee, trumpet
Al Killian, trumpet
Charlie Parker, alto sax
Lester Young, tenor sax
Willie Smith, alto sax
Arnold Ross, piano
Billy Hadnott bass
Lee Young, drums