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Complete Keynote
Lester Young
Complete Keynote
Genres: Jazz, Pop


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All Artists: Lester Young
Title: Complete Keynote
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Polygram Records
Release Date: 10/25/1990
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Style: Swing Jazz
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 042283092020

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The best music. Someone please reissue! Fast!
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is the pinnacle of small combo swing music. They are as tight as a classical chamber ensemble, but with all the swing and creativity of jazz (not to mention incredible Prez solos). If you were to be marooned on a desert island with one CD, this might be the one."
Music that will Move You
Kevin Price | Fairfield, CT | 01/07/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Agree with previous reviewers' 'excellent' ratings. This is truly excellent small group swing.

Despite feeling slightly 'shorted' by having alternate takes, resulting in only 7 real songs, the performances are superb throughout. Recording quality is much better than expected for a 1943 issue (beware: you can hear some of the scratches as this was obviously copied from a disc and the dynamic range isn't the best. Still, when you hear the performances, the imperfections in recording seem to melt away.)

Highly recommended for some deeply moving swing!"