Higginbotham 1958-9-25 Art Ford-13+14 + Lester Young + Coleman Hawkins – Mean To Me + Symphony Sid

9/25/58 N.J., WNTA-TV&bc – Art Ford Jazz Party – Charlie Shavers (t,v) J.C.Higginbotham (tb) Pee Wee Russell (cl) Coleman Hawkins (ts) Lester Young (*ts) Willie”The Lion”Smith (p) Harry Sheppard (vib) Dick Thompson (g) Vinnie Burke (b) Sonny Greer (d) Mae Barnes (v) George Wettling (d added on -15), all on JCH-CD-8 / 5-9 & 13&14 on DVD-33a

B.B. King recounts the influence of Lester Young on his playing. This is part of a project in development – “Lester Lives.” See blog at http://lesterlives.wordpress.com/