Lester Young – Pres Is Blue (Full Album)

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“This LP claims that it has “Unprecedented Hi Fidelity.” The streaky sound quality of these bootleg live recordings makes a joke out of that statement. Taken from a few club appearances during 1950-52 and featuring tenor-saxophonist Lester Young, trumpeter Jesse Drakes and either Kenny Drew, John Lewis or Wynton Kelly on piano, these six standards have seen better days. Young has a few swinging solos but the crowd noise gets pretty distracting at times.” – Scott Yanow/AlMusic.

Track listing:

Mean To Me 0:00
On The Sunny Side Of The Street 4:42
Pennies From Heaven 10:52
Stardust 17:23
Three Little Words 24:34


Drums – Jo Jones
Piano – Kenny Drew
Tenor Saxophone – Lester Young
Trumpet – Jesse Drakes


Label: Charlie Parker Records – PLP-405-S, Charlie Parker Records – PLP-405
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: US
Released: 1962