B.J. Jansen Pays Tribute to Les Paul on the Jazz Life


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Les Paul is remembered by B.J. Jansen on his Jazz Life Show.

B.J. Jansen pays tribute to Jazz Guitar Legend Les Paul with an interview he did less than a year ago with Les.

Jansen Remembers: “Speaking with Les Paul... was so down-to-earth and comfortable... like talking to your Grandpa. I am lucky to have had the chance to interview him and listen to jazz history first-hand from Les. Les Paul confirmed that it was not only hip to be a Jazz Musician, but also a Geek, a Tinkerer and an Inventor. He will be sorely missed."

Jansen explores Paul's early career, specifically his impact on Jazz. Les talks about his early days in Chicago, New York and Los Angeles. Les tells stories about his relationships with Jazz Legends such as; Lester Young, Coleman Hawkins, Jo Jones, Earl Hines, Bird, Diz, Art Tatum, Charlie Christian and Nat Cole among many others.

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