Lester Young: 100 Years - Forever Young

CDs

Catalogue No: STV1038414
Artist: Lester Young
Format: Audio / Video | Recorded Performance
You can't overestimate Lester Young's importance on the development of modern jazz. His superb melodic gift and logical phrasing and smooth, flowing lines were the inspiration for most of the jazz musicians regardless of instruments born after 1920. (Lester Young born 1909)
As Johnny Griffin said to Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis: There are five tenor saxophonists that have made the styles we all get our inspiration from: Chu Berry, Don Byas, Ben Webster, Coleman Hawkins and Lester Young. All the tracks on these two CD's are from the fifties. Three of the sessions are unissued and on one track Oh! Lady Be Good young Miles Davis is on trumpet. It was recorded on a European tour Lester and Miles did in 1956.

CD 1
  • 1. Indiana 7:21
  • 2. A Ghost Of A Chance 3:54
  • 3. How High The Moon 6:28
  • 4. D.B.Blues 3:12
  • 5. Lullaby Of Birdland/Up And At'em 5:36
  • 6. Too Marvellous For Words 5:46
  • 7. Lullaby Of Birdland 1:56
  • 8. Just You, Just Me 6:19
  • 9. It's Only A Papermoon 8:23
  • 10. Speak 0:59
  • 11. I Cover The Waterfront 3:20
  • 12. Up And At'em 3:15
  • 13. Three little Words 4:24
  • 14. I Cover The Waterfront 2:56
  • 15. D.B.Blues 6:22
Total time 70:18

CD 2
  • 1. Lester's Mop Mop Blues 5:40
  • 2. Tea For Two 1:36
  • 3. Polka Dots And Moonbeams 3:52
  • 4. Three Little Words 5:55
  • 5. Lester Leaps In 3:16
  • 6. Oh, Lady Be Good 5:31
  • 7. Oh, Lady Be Good 7:14
  • 8. Lester's Mop Mop Blues 7:54
  • 9. Jumpin' With Symphony Sid 7:34
  • 10. Lullaby Of Birdland 1:38
  • 11. Lester Leaps In 3:14
  • 12. These Foolish Things 3:35
  • 13. Three little Words 4:40
  • 14. Pennies From Heaven 2:59
  • 15. Polka Dots And Moonbeams 3:39
  • 16. Indiana 4:01
Total time 72:26
Published on: 01 June 2013
Language: English
Publisher: Storyville Records