Friday, 10/14/11

by musicclipoftheday

Happy (Belated) 70th Birthday, Lester!

Lester Bowie, October 11, 1941-November 8, 1999
trumpet player, bandleader, irrepressible spirit

Lester Bowie Brass & Steel Band, Umbria Jazz Festival (Italy), 1996

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More? Here. And here. And here. And here. And here.

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lagniappe

musical thoughts

Jazz is neither specific repertoire nor academic exercise . . . but a way of life.

—Lester Bowie