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KCS Blues 08:11
Minime 07:54
A Smooth One 04:13
Rosetta 06:11
René 08:24
Chaud Neuf 08:22


Liner Notes By Scott Yanow

The original Kansas City Five was a quintet taken from the Count Basie Orchestra and comprised of trumpeter Buck Clayton, the pioneering electric guitarist Eddie Durham (who was also a trombonist and a key arranger for Basie), acoustic guitarist Freddie Green, bassist Walter Page and drummer Jo Jones. They recorded four titles on Mar. 18, 1938. On Sept. 27, with the addition of Lester Young, (mostly on clarinet but also doubling on his customary tenor), the Kansas City Six recorded “Way Down Yonder In New Orleans,” “Countless Blues,” “Them There Eyes” and “I Want A Little Girl.” The latter track is particularly remarkable for it finds Young on clarinet sounding (both in his tone and in his choice of notes) exactly like altoist Paul Desmond in the mid-1950s! In addition to Young’s contributions, these two sessions are most notable for Durham whose electric guitar solos, the first in jazz, predated Charlie Christian by a year.



released April 16, 2017

KCS (Kansas City Sessions) - Noël Akchoté – KCS-003
(Noël Akchoté Downloads, Digital Album, Believe Digital, 2017).

Joachim Badenhorst: Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Mary Halvorson: Electric Guitar
Noël Akchoté: Electric Guitar, Musical Direction
Brad Jones: Double Bass
Han Bennink: Drums

Recorded Live at Banlieues Bleues Festival (Paris, France), by Christophe Albertijn, 7 March 2017. Edited, Mixed & Mastered by Christophe Albertijn & Noël Akchoté. Artwork & Layout by Noël Akchoté. All Compositions as Indicated (Copyright Contolled). Produced by Noël Akchoté & Banlieues Bleues - KCS-003 © Noël Akchoté Downloads 2017 (All Rights Reserved).

*Liner Notes By Scott Yanow
**Photography By Nikola Cindric

Includes a Set of Digital Booklets (ePub, PDF) with Sheet Music, Artworks, Complete Photo Session & More.

Dedicated to Major Holley



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Played, Recorded w. Tal Farlow,
Barney Wilen, Chet Baker, Philip Catherine, John Abercrombie, Henri Texier, Louis Sclavis, Jacques Thollot, Sam Rivers, Derek Bailey, Marc Ribot, Fred Frith, Evan
Parker, Lol Coxhill, Tim Berne, George Lewis, David Grubbs,
Luc Ferrari, David Sylvian, Steven Bernstein, Brad Jones, Joey Baron, Blixa Bargeld, Otomo
Yoshihide, Linda Sharrock, Tom Cora, Christian Fennesz
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