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Kansas City Six

Band, US, Kansas City, Missouri
Jazz

When they had time off from the Count Basie Orchestra in the late 1930s, the Count's rhythm musicians formed a small ensemble called The Kansas City Five, with trumpeter Buck Clayton, drummer Jo Jones, bassist Walter Page, rhythm guitarist Freddie Green and Eddie Durham's electric guitar (as a replacement for Count Basie's piano). When Lester Young joined the band, on clarinet and tenor sax, it became the Kansas City Six. Line-up (ca. 1938): Buck Clayton (Trumpet) Eddie Durham (Guitar) Freddie Green (Guitar) Jo Jones (Drums) Lester Young (Clarinet, Saxophone) Walter Page (Bass)

        
Members
PortraitEddie Durham
tb, g 1906-1987 US
PortraitLester Young
ts 1909-1959 US
PortraitJo Jones
dr 1911-1985 US
PortraitBuck Clayton
tr 1911-1991 US
PortraitWalter Page
b 1900-1957 US
PortraitFreddie Green
g 1911-1987 US
Popular Tracks   
Countless Blues (Take 2) on The Alternative Lester by Lester Young
I Want A Little Girl (Take 1) on The Alternative Lester by Lester Young
I Want A Little Girl (Take 2) on The Alternative Lester by Lester Young
Countless Blues (Take 1) on The Alternative Lester by Lester Young
Strut Miss Lizzle: Way Down Yonder in New Orleans (Take 1) on The Alternative Lester by Lester Young
Pagin' the Devil (Take 1) on The Alternative Lester by Lester Young
Them There Eyes on The "Kansas City" Sessions by Lester Young
Way Down Yonder In New Orleans on The "Kansas City" Sessions by Lester Young
Them There Eyes (Take 2) on The Alternative Lester by Lester Young
Pagin' the Devil (Take 2) on The Alternative Lester by Lester Young

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Discography



Title Artist Year Type
1938-1944Kansas City Six1996Compil.
Lester Young With The Kansas City Six 1938-1944Lester Young And Kansas City Six1991Compil.
Commodore RecordingsLester Young And Kansas City Six1991Compil.
Prez And Friends (A Complete Session)Kansas City Six With Lester Young1980Compil.
A Complete SessionKansas City Six With Lester Young1980Compil.
Swing Concert: Carnegie Hall Concerts 1938/39Benny Goodman ● Count Basie Orchestra ● Kansas City Six1979Compil.
Lester Young And The Kansas City 6Lester Young And The Kansas City Six1979Compil.
"Prez"Kansas City Six Featuring Lester Young1969Album
"Prez"Kansas City Six Featuring Lester Young1969Compil.
Kansas City StyleLester Young And The Kansas City Six1952Compil.
Them There Eyes / Good Morning BluesKansas City Six1938Album
Pagin' The Devil / Way Down Yonder In New OrleansKansas City Six1938Album
Three Little Words / Four O'Clock DragKansas City SixAlbum
Lester Young And The Kansas City SixLester Young And The Kansas City SixSingle
I Got Rhythm / Jo JoKansas City SixAlbum
UntitledKansas City Six, Jelly Roll Morton, Charlie Parker, Louis HayesSingle
The Prez Got RhythmLester Young And His Kansas City SixSingle
Kansas City Jazz!Lester Young And His Kansas City SixSingle
The PrezLester Young With The Kansas City SixCompil.
Lester Young And His Kansas City SixLester Young And His Kansas City SixSingle
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