You're in the UK, so there may be different selections available, but do acquire some of his trio work with Nat King Cole. Location: Groningen, Netherlands, EU. This is Lester Young's best and most important work, along with Count Basie's s Decca recordings with him, which can be found on Hep U. CD reissues that were mastered by the late great John R. Location: DC. Good recommendations, but you guys are missing my two favorite Lester Young CDs ever:. Location: Montreal.
The last album he ever recorded, 10 days before he died. Here is some info from wiki: "Lester Young made his final studio recordings and live performances in Paris in March with drummer Kenny Clarke at the tail end of an abbreviated European tour during which he ate next to nothing and LP) drank himself to death. He died in the early morning hours of March 15,only hours after arriving back in New York, at the age of If you love Lester or jazz, you must get this album.
The cover is beautiful Great recommendations guys. I have more than enough to get me started! Excellent Youtube link as well. Great stuff Eddie. MarkSep 10, Location: Pacific Northwest. I am a big fan. I have yet to hear any Lester I did not enjoy.
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Top reviews Most recent Top reviews. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. LP) try again later. Verified Purchase. Recorded in andthis recording finds Pres at the top of his game. Guarnieri sounds just like Basie on some tracks.
Basie, himself, plays on a few tracks, and that can't hurt at all! Part of my education in legendary ground breaking jazz artist. Really disappointed in the sound quality. I realize its live, its 50 years old, Ding Dong - Lester Young - The Immortal Lester Young (Vinyl, etc, LP) just a little buyer beware, not the best recordings.
Not the best quality recording. Live stuff that with background noise etc. The music on this Savoy release has Lester "Pres" or President of the saxophone playing in three seperate groups from three different dates.
This is straight ahead jazz from the late 40's. There are plenty of great tracks from a tender take on These Foolish Things, to LP) swinging big band number on "Circus in Rhythm". Pres' ethereal, at times playful tone is on full display. All of these short, none over 3 minutes, tracks feature Young in prime form.
While the performances are very enjoyable, the packaging is not very informative and doesn't even list the personnel for the last three tracks. The sound qualtity is passable, there is a hiss and some analog pop, but nothing distracting, nothing worse than what is common to almost all recordings from this era. This cd will appeal to all of Young's fans, and is a good introduction for the uninititated. The changes in material from laidback small group ballads to the high energy big band swing, as well as the short track times keep the music moving and it seems the cd is over before you know it.
Definately worth a listen, especially at the great price. See all reviews from the United States. Top international reviews. Translate all reviews to English. The sound of the Royal Roost broadcasts is what you would expect from the period and so is the music, that is acceptable but not more than that. Basie English. Circus In Rhythm. Earle Warren. Poor Little Plaything. Dicky Wells. Crazy Over Jazz Lester Young. Ding Dong Lester Young. Exercise In Swing Johnny Guarnieri.
Blues 'N Bells Lester Young. Salute To Fats Johnny Guarnieri. June Bug Lester Young. Blue Lester Lester Young. Jump, Lester, Jump Lester Young. Basie English Johnny Guarnieri. Circus In Rhythm Earle Warren. Poor Little Plaything Earle Warren.
The other, Ding Dong, is an improvisation on the chords of All Of Me. The total number of complete takes from these two numbers was 10, and Lester’s solo was different each time. It’s a great session, sparked by the drumming of a very young Roy Haynes. The . View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the Vinyl release of The Immortal Lester Young on Discogs. Label: Savoy-Musidisc - SA ,Savoy-Musidisc - 30 SA ,Savoy-Musidisc - • Format: Vinyl LP, Compilation, Reissue • Country: France • Genre: Jazz • Style: Swing/5(11). View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the Vinyl release of Blue Lester on Discogs. Label: Eros - ERL • Format: Vinyl LP, Compilation, Mono • Country: UK • Genre: Jazz • Style: Swing, Cool Jazz. The Immortal Lester Young Vol.1, a Compilation of songs by Lester Young. Released in on Savoy-Musidisc (catalog no. SA ; Vinyl 12"). Genres: Cool Jazz. Lester Young (the Prez)'s classic Lp Blue Lester features the tenor master at his peak and includes what would become his lifelong theme song - Blue Lester. Guests include Roy Haynes, Johnny Guarneri, Count Basie, Freddie Greene and many other jazz luminaries/5(11). The Artist is: Lester Young. It is Titled: The master’s touch. This was issued by MASTERSONIC/ SAVOY JAZZ. The stock number is: CY The complete track listing is. Crazy Over Jazz Take 2. Crazy Over Jazz Take 3. Ghost Of A Chance Take 2. Ding Dong Take 2. Ding Dong Take 3. Blues 'n Bells Take 2. Blues 'n Bells Take 3Seller Rating: % positive. Cover is a cardboard replica of the original Savoy Lp cover in a plastic cover and comes with an inserted sheet with credits and tracklist. On the cover, the title is the original Savoy release title, "The Immortal". On the disc, the title is "Blue Lester". On the insert and the Obi the title is "Blue Lester + 3"4/5(1). Lester Young Savoy Savoy (label) Jazz (CD, LP) We realize that there are many different interpretations of the standard grades used for pre-owned vinyl record albums & CD, so we thought we'd offer you the ones that we are working with, so you have an idea what we mean when we give the grade for a non-new item on our pages. Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for Ding Dong - Lester Young on AllMusic - The music on this Savoy release has Lester "Pres" (or President of the saxophone) playing in three seperate groups from three different dates. Among the personnel is Count Basie on Piano, Freddie Green on guitar, and a young Roy Haynes on drums. This is straight ahead jazz from the late 40's/5(10).
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