Fast Last!

Fast Last! is an album by trumpeter Lester Bowie recorded for the Muse label and released in 1974. It features performances by Bowie, Julius Hemphill, John Hicks, John Stubblefield, Joseph Bowie, Bob Stewart, Cecil McBee, Jerome Cooper, Charles Shaw and Phillip Wilson.

Fast Last!
Studio album by
RecordedSeptember 1974
ProducerMichael Cuscuna
Lester Bowie chronology
Gittin' to Know Y'All
Fast Last!


The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 4 stars, stating, "As is often true of a Lester Bowie record, this set has surprising moments and a liberal use of absurd humor, along with some fine playing... A fine introduction to Lester Bowie's diverse music".[1]

Professional ratings
Review scores
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide[2]

Track listing

  1. "Lonely Woman" (Coleman) - 5:15
  2. "Banana Whistle" - 9:48
  3. "Hello Dolly" (Herman) - 5:00
  4. "Fast Last/C" - 12:55
  5. "F Troop Rides Again" - 9:38

All compositions by Lester Bowie except as indicated

  • Recorded September 1974 at C.I. Recording Studios



  1. Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed August 12, 2011
  2. Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 28. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.
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