Lester Young - The Complete Lester Young Studio Sessions on Verve [8CD Box Set] (1999)
8CD | EAC-Rip | WAVPack-image +cue +log +Booklet/SCANS | October 19, 1999 | 2.7 Gb
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Polygram | Hotfile, Fileserve
With his airy, vibratoless tone and sophisticated harmonic imagination, Lester Young (1909-59) was arguably the most influential tenor saxophonist after Coleman Hawkins. As the star in Count Basie's big band and Billie Holiday's favorite soloist, Young's breezy solos, along with his patented porkpie hat and unique hipster jargon, affected legions of musicians. This 8-CD compilation marks the 90th anniversary of Young's birth and contains all of the recordings he made for producer Norman Granz from 1946 to 1959, the last 13 years of Young's life.