Les McCann (September 23, 1935, Lexington, KY) is jazzman who saw a great of success as a crossover artist. In 1969 McCann released Swiss Movement on Atlantic Records that contained Compared To What. Both the album and the single were huge Billboard pop chart successes. A stroke in the mid 90's sidelined McCann for a while, but in 2002 he released a new album Pump it Up Lexington is: The USS Lexington is one of five different ships of the United States Navy named after the battle of the American Revolutionary War at Lexington, Massachusetts. ... Atlantic Records (Atlantic Recording Corporation) is a record label founded in 1947 by Ahmet Ertegun and Herb Abramson. ... Billboard can refer to: Billboard magazine Billboard (advertising) Billboard antenna In 3D computer graphics, to billboard is to rotate an object so that it faces the viewer. ...
Categories: United States musicians | American jazz musicians | Bebop musicians
The evidence lies in McCann's tune titles, among other manifestations, and the jazz public is eagerly poring over it, digesting it, and discovering new vigor in a music returning to where the feet grow.
Aside from any polemics concerning its nature and origin, the vital factor in LesMcCann's music is the ability of the trio to establish a jubilant rapport with the audience.
Of Les' teammates, Ron Jefferson is well known through his work in the previous albums as well as through jobs in his native New York with the combos of Oscar Pettiford, Lester Young, Horace Silver, Charlie Mingus and many others.
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