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Polka Dots and Moonbeams
New York City, 1958
Composed by Jimmy Van Heusen and published in 1940, “Polka Dots and Moonbeams” has since become a jazz standard. It's been covered by Wes Montgomery, Sarah Vaughan – and was Frank Sinatra's first big hit.
At the time of this recording Lester Young himself was experiencing quite a comeback, having just finished touring Europe alongside Miles Davis and performing regularly in the District of Columbia.
Lester Young, tenor sax
King Curtis, tenor sax
Ray Bryant, piano
Vinnie Burke, bass
John Parelli, drums
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