January/February 2008 Features
In February 1936, when Lester Young joined him at the Reno Club in Kansas City, Bill Basie was 31 years old. Born in Red Bank, New Jersey, he had been a protégé of the great Fats Waller when they were both still teenagers. Indeed, he had literally sat at...
About Dave Gelly
Dave Gelly joined the JazzTimes community on Jan 31, 2008