In selecting a little over an hour's worth of excerpts from the eight-CD box set The Complete Lester Young Studio Sessions on Verve for this highlights disc, the compilers have resisted the urge to stick with only a collection of Young's more accomplished early works and included a few examples of his deteriorated, but still moving, later work. They have hedged their bets somewhat, however, by not sequencing things chronologically, so that the album closes with a 1949 recording of the pop song "Polka Dots and Moonbeams" rather than, say, "Waldorf Blues" from 1958.
Features Song Lyrics for Lester Young's Lester Swings album. Lester Young - Lester Swings Album Lyrics. 1. I'm Confessin' (That I Love You) Lyrics.
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Lester Young - Lester Swings. Artist: Lester Young. Album: The Complete Lester Young Studio Sessions On Verve, 1999.
Lester Willis Young (August 27, 1909 – March 15, 1959), nicknamed "Pres" or "Prez", was an American jazz tenor saxophonist and occasional clarinetist. Coming to prominence while a member of Count Basie's orchestra, Young was one of the most influential players on his instrument
Lester Swings: March 8, 1951 Personnel: John Lewis, piano; Gene Ramey, bass; Jo Jones, drums. This track was taken from a justly famous album called Jazz Giants. Another song worth mentioning here is They Can't Take That Away From Me (track 8), where Young plays clarinet instead of his tenor sax. About this performance Gelly remarks: "in addition to being a rare example of his skill on that instrument," it is "the last indisputably great statement of Young's recorded career.
I've Found A New Baby
Back To The Land
I Cover The Waterfront
Somebody Loves Me
I Want To Be Happy
Mean To Me
The Man I Love
Peg O' My Heart
Too Marvelous For Words
'Deed I Do
Polka Dots And Moonbeams
Up 'N Adam
Three Little Words
Count Every Star
It All Depends On You
September In The Rain
Undercover Girl Blues
Little Pee Blues
A Foggy Day
In A Little Spanish Town
Let's Fall In Love
Down 'N Adam
Slow Motion Blues
Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Pitman
Gene Ramey (tracks: C6 to C8, D1 to D9),
Joe Shulman (tracks: C1 to C5),
Ray Brown (tracks: B3 to B7)
Bill Clarke* (tracks: C1 to C5),
Buddy Rich (tracks: A1 to A3, A5, A6, B1 to B7),
Jo Jones (tracks: C6 to C8, D1 to D9)
Illustration [Cover Art]
Lacquer Cut By [G.K. in rin outs]
Mastered By [Credited On Liner]
Hank Jones (tracks: B3 to B7),
John Lewis (tracks: C1 to C8, D1 to D9),
Nat King Cole (tracks: A1 to A3, A5, A6, B1, B2)
Reissue Producer [Reissue Prepared By]
0898/Verve appears on bottom of spine. Robert Ludwig Credited inside Gatefold with Mastering. Material previously released on V-8164, V-8162, V-8161 and V-8181.
Tracks A1 - B2 recorded in Los Angeles, December 1945. Tracks B3 - B7 recorded in New York City, March 1950 Tracks C1 - C5 recorded in New York City, July 1950 Tracks C6 - D3 recorded in New York City, January 16, 1951 Tracks D4 - D9 recorded in New York City, March 8, 1951
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