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. And when legendary tenor saxophonist Lester Young joined the band, it became the Kansas City Six. Commodore Records founder Milt Gabler realized a stripped-down, straightforward recording of such fine musicians as trumpeter Bill Coleman, trombonist Dicky Wells and drummer Jo Jones could produce such potent music as Three Little Words, Jo-Jo and Way Down Yonder in New Orleans. ~ Ron DePasquale, Rovi

Lester Young & Buck Clayton – Kansas City Six And Five Full Album
Kansas City Six- Pagin' the Devil (Live at Carnegie Hall 1939 w/ Charlie Christian & Lester Young)
The Kansas City Six - Three Little Words
The Kansas City Six - Countless Blues (Take 2)
COUNTLESS BLUES by the Kansas City Six
The Kansas City Six - I Want a Little Girl (Take 1)
Lester Young & Kansas City Six - Lester Leaps In
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