Little Pee Blues. A foggy day. In a little spanish town. Let's fall in love. Down 'n' Adam. Lester swings. Slow motion Blues. Ad lib Blues. Just you, just me. Tea for two. These foolish things. Star dust. It takes two to tango 2. On the sunny side of the street. Almost like being in love. I can't give you anything but love. There will never be another you.
I'm confessin' that I love you. Willow weep for me. This can't be love. Can't we be friends? New D. Jumpin' at the woodside. I can't believe that you're in love with me. Oh, lady, be good. Another mambo. The debate will go on forever as to whether the army in the early s ruined Lester. It was probably more drink, drugs and poor diet, although his army experiences probably contributed to the addictions. Clearly Lester's playing evolved throughout his career and the playing at different periods is interesting to compare.
The standout dates in this set of discs are the one with Oscar Peterson and his trio in released as "the President Plays with the Oscar Peterson Trio" which has a good combination of slow and faster numbers and the dates with Roy Eldridge, Teddy Wilson, Vic Dickenson and Jo Jones released as "Jazz Giants '56" and a date the next day with Teddy Wilson released as "Pres and Teddy".
Most people will find things here to appreciate. The other dates vary in the quality of playing, even within the dates themselves. In the later years Lester struggled to play fast numbers.
The date which produced "Laughing to Keep from Crying" includes some very emotional playing but you will either appreciate it or find it pretty painful to listen to. The whole set is one for the Lester fan - best to start with the Oscar Peterson set or the Jazz Giants and go from there if you find things you want to hear more of.
Up 'N' Adam. Three Little Words. Count Every Star - Master Take. Count Every Star. It All Depends On You. Neenah - Alternate Take. Jeepers Creepers. September In The Rain. Undercover Girl Blues. Pete's Cafe. Little Pee Blues. A Foggy Day. In A Little Spanish Town. Let's Fall In Love. Down 'N' Adam. Lester Swings. Slow Motion Blues. Prisoner Of Love; Taking A Chance On Love; All Of Me; Louise; Love Is Here To Stay; Tropez - alternate take ; Tropez - master take ; Flic; Sunday - rejected version ; Perdido - incomplete take ; Waldorf Blues - alternate take ; Waldorf Blues - master take ; Sunday - master take ; Romping; Gypsy In My Soul; Salute To Benny; I Cover The Waterfront; I Can't Get Started; Cd 8 Lullaby Of Birdland; Interview With Lester Young: Influences; Interview With Lester Young: Debunking; Sponsored by Summit Records.
Reset your password Click the eye to show your password. Membership has its privileges. Kenny Clarke Drums. Louis Bellson Drums. Mickey Sheen Drums. Barney Kessel Guitar. Freddie Green Guitar. Herb Ellis Guitar. Jimmy Gourley Guitar. Gildo Mahones Piano. Hank Jones Piano. John Lewis 2 Piano. Lou Stein Piano. Nat King Cole Piano. Oscar Peterson Piano. Teddy Wilson Piano. Vic Dickenson Trombone. Harry Edison Trumpet. Jesse Drakes Trumpet.
Roy Eldridge Trumpet. Add Review. Add all to Wantlist Remove all from Wantlist. Have: Want: 51 Avg Rating: 4. Add to List.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.