“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 [More]
Tracks & Personnel: 1. Indiana 2. I Can’t Get Started (Vernon Duke, Ira Gershwin) Lester Young – tenor saxophone Nat King Cole – piano Red Callender – bass Note: An unknown drummer was dubbed in [More]
“Uptown’s 2013 release Boston 1950 features highlights from a series of concerts the great tenor saxophonist Lester Young gave at Boston’s Hi-Hat between May 26 and June 11, 1950. He was performing with trumpeter Jesse [More]
Despite the billing, the majority of this LP features the Count Basie orchestra during 1939-40 with a generous amount of solo space given to the great Lester Young; Harry Edison, Buddy Tate and Buck Clayton [More]
Track listing: A1 Lester Leaps In A2 Ghost Of A Chance A3 Just You, Just Me A4 How High The Moon? B1 Be Bop Boogie B2 These Foolish Things B3 D.B. Blues B4 Lavender Blue [More]
The Jazz Giants ’56 is an album by saxophonist Lester Young, first issued in 1956 on Verve Records. AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow: Even critics who feel (against the recorded evidence to the contrary) that [More]
Going For Myself is a 1957 jazz album by Harry “Sweets” Edison and Lester Young accompanied by Oscar Peterson. The album is one of Young’s last studio recordings. Track listing: “Flic” (Oscar Peterson, Lester Young) [More]
Personnel: Lester Young – tenor saxophone, John Lewis – piano Gene Ramey – bass Jo Jones – drums New York, March 8 1951.
“Gigantic Blues” (Lester Young). Album: “The Jazz Giants ’56”. Personnel: Lester Young – tenor saxophone Roy Eldridge – trumpet Vic Dickenson – trombone Teddy Wilson – piano Freddie Green – guitar Gene Ramey – bass [More]
Album: The Complete Blue Lester / Lester Young Personnel: Lester Young – tenor saxophone Count Basie – piano Freddie Green – guitar Rodney Richardson – bass Shadow Wilson – drums ______________________________ Recorded at Wor Studios, [More]