“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]
“Dark Rapture” (Benny Goodman, Edgar Sampson, Manny Kurtz). Personnel: Count Basie – piano Buck Clayton, Harry “Sweets” Edison, Ed Lewis – trumpets Dicky Wells, Dan Minor, Benny Morton – trombones Earl Warren, Herschel Evans, Lester [More]
“Easy Does It” (Oliver Young). Personnel: Buck Clayton, Ed Lewis, Harry Edison, Al Killian – trumpet Dicky Wells, Vick Dickenson, Dan Minor – trombone Earl Warren – alto saxophone Jack Washington – alto saxophone, baritone [More]
“Someday Sweetheart” is a jazz standard written by Los Angeles-based musicians John and Reb Spikes in 1919. It was the biggest hit the brothers wrote and was performed by many recording artists of the period. [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 (CP) 0:00 A2 How High The Moon (LY) 2:43 A3 Out Of Nowhere (CP) 7:09 A4 Laura (CP) 11:18 B1 Lester Leaps In (LY) 14:20 B2 Destinatinon Moon (LY) [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]
Track listing: A1 Be Bop Boogie 0:00 A2 These Foolish Things 3:11 A3 D. B. Blues 6:34 A4 Just You, Just Me 8:54 B1 I Cover The Waterfront 11:56 B2 How High The Moon 17:34 [More]
Tracklist: Blues 0:00 Destination Moon 3:42 I Cover The Waterfront 12:31 Lester Leaps In 19:51 Sunday 23:11 These Foolish Things 30:54 Personnel: Lester Young – tenor saxophone Jesse Drake – trumpet Aron Bell – bass [More]