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Lady Be Good, Part 2: Lester Young Solo, First Chorus

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Learn to play swing and jazz melodies and classic solos from jazz legends like Lester Young, Miles Davis, and Django Reinhardt, as well as swing mandolinists like Tiny Moore and Jethro Burns. For each song, you’ll learn the melody and a solo, along with tips on technique, phrasing, and improvisation.
 
 
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Lady Be Good, Part 2: Lester Young Solo, First Chorus
Lady Be Good, Part 2: Lester Young Solo, First Chorus
 

Lester Young’s famous solo on “Lady Be Good,” which has been learned by scores of musicians, was recorded on September 9, 1936 with a small group consisting of Young, Count Basie, Joe Jones, Carl Smith, and Walter Page, which went by the name Jones–Smith, Inc. Joe walks you through the first chorus of the solo in this video.


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