Wardell Gray With The Count Basie Orchestra

The year was 1950. Wardell Gray, inheritor of Lester Young’s musical legacy, was working with Count Basie and his band. Gray had impeccable phrasing and tone; he had taken to heart Lester Young’s musical advice: a solo should tell a story. Have a listen:

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