“Perdido” – Don Byas (live 1958)

Don Byas (ts), Teddy Buckner (tp), Claude Gousset (tb),  Michel de Villers (bs), Sammy Price (p), Arvell Shaw (b), J. C. Heard (dr)

Perdido” – Originally written in 1942, performed here, live, in 1958, by Don Byas.

Don Byas … Don, who?

In 1941, when Lester Young left the Count Basie Orchestra to pursue a solo career, Count Basie asked Don Byas to fill the open tenor sax position in the band; a respected request for a hard position to fill.

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