Sunday, October 16, 2016

Lester Young





























Artist:  Lester Young
Birth Name:  Lester Willis Young
Born:  August 27, 1909.  Woodville, Mississippi, USA
Died:  March 15, 1959 (Aged 49).  New York City, New York, USA
Genre:  Jazz, Bebop, Cool Jazz, Mainstream Jazz, Swing, Jazz Instrument, Saxophone Jazz
Occupation: Musician
Instruments:  Tenor Saxophone, Clarinet

Lester Young was an American Jazz Tenor Saxophonist and Clarinetist.  He was one of the True Jazz Giants, and one of the most influential players on his instrument.  Coming to a member of Count Basie's Orchestra.  He played with a relaxed, cool tone and sophisticated harmonies, using a free-floating style with a light tone rather than Coleman Hawkins, he played with Billie Holiday, and got nicknamed "Pres" by Billie Holiday.













Title:  Lester Young With The Oscar Peterson Trio  (2005)
Genre:  Jazz, Bebop, Cool Jazz, Mainstream Jazz, Swing, Jazz Instrument, Saxophone Jazz
Label:  Verve Records
Rating:   *****

Tracks:

 1.  Ad Lib Blues  (5:54)
 2.  I Can't Get Started  (3:41)
 3.  Just You, Just Me  (7:41)
 4.  Almost Like Being In Love  (3:35)
 5.  Tea For Two  (7:45)
 6.  There Will Never Be Another You  (3:29)
 7.  (Back Home Again In) Indiana  (7:04)
 8.  On The Sunny Side Of The Street  (3:28)
 9.  Stardust  (3:36)
10. (I'm) Confessin' (That I Love You)  (3:43)
11. I Can't Give You Anything But Love  (3:23)
12. These Foolish Things  (3:33)

Bonus Tracks:  On CD Reissue:

13. (It Takes) Two To Tango (Rehearsal, False Start & Chatter) (6:09)
14. I Can't Get Started  (0:52)

Personnel:

Lester Young:  Tenor Saxophone, Vocals on Track 13
Oscar Peterson:  Piano
Barney Kessel:  Guitar
Ray Brown:  Double Bass
J.C. Head:  Drums

Lester Young With The Oscar Peterson Trio is a 1954 studio album by Lester Young, accompanied by The Oscar Peterson Quartet, although the title incorrectly stated the band is a Trio, originally released on June 1954 by Norgran Records, remastered and reissued on October 24, 2005 by Verve Records.


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