Lester Young

Lester Young - Blue Lester (2005)  Music

Posted by TmanHome at Feb. 28, 2017
Lester Young - Blue Lester (2005)

Lester Young - Blue Lester (2005)
Jazz | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 45 min | 103 MB
Label: Savoy Jazz | Rel:2005

BLUE LESTER, a 15-track sampler of Lester Young's early recordings for Savoy, is an ideal introduction to the saxophone legend. Understated, lyrical, and possessed of a sly, nimble musical imagination, Young had a sinuous, laid-back sound with which he pioneered the idea of playing "cool" in jazz, launching–in effect–a stylistic revolution…
Joe Williams & Dave Pell - Prez & Joe: In Celebration Of Lester Young (1979) {GNP Crescendo GNPD 2124 rel 1986}

Joe Williams & Dave Pell - Prez & Joe: In Celebration Of Lester Young (1979) {GNP Crescendo GNPD 2124 rel 1986}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 319 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 136 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 5 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1979, 1986 GNP / Crescendo Record | GNPD 2124
Jazz / Cool / Vocal Jazz / Saxophone

Dave Pell's Prez Conference was to Lester Young what Supersax is to Charlie Parker. Pell's short-lived group featured harmonized Lester Young solos recreated by three tenors and a baritone; their matchup with singer Joe Williams is quite enjoyable. Since Young was in Count Basie's orchestra when Jimmy Rushing was the vocalist, Joe Williams has a rare opportunity to give his own interpretation to Rushing and Billie Holiday classics like "I May Be Wrong," "You Can Depend on Me," "If Dreams Come True" and "Easy Living." A delightful and swinging date.

Being Prez: The Life and Music of Lester Young  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Nice_smile) at Sept. 13, 2015
Being Prez: The Life and Music of Lester Young

Being Prez: The Life and Music of Lester Young by Dave Gelly
English | Oct. 18, 2007 | ISBN: 0195334779 | 192 Pages | PDF | 4.28 MB

Lester Young was one of the great jazz masters, and his impact on the course of the art form was profound.

Lester Young - Boston 1950 (2013)  Music

Posted by DjangoTiger at July 5, 2014
Lester Young - Boston 1950 (2013)

Lester Young - Boston 1950
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 16 Tracks | 1:04:08 | 144 MB | Year: 1950/1953; release: 2013
Genre: Jazz | Label: Uptown Jazz

Uptown's 2013 release Boston 1950 features highlights from a series of concerts the great tenor saxophonist Lester Young gave at Boston's Hi-Hat between May 26 and June 11, 1950. He was performing with trumpeter Jesse Drakes, pianist Kenny Drew, bassist Joe Schulman, and drummer Connie Kay. Lester was at one of his peaks during the late '40s and early '50s and these performances have an appealing blend of lively jump and warmth, qualities that are apparent even underneath the somewhat thin audio quality. Listen beyond those compressed sonics and you'll find thoroughly enjoyable, big-hearted hard bop that's something of a joy to hear…

Being Prez: The Life and Music of Lester Young  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Grev27 at March 31, 2013
Being Prez: The Life and Music of Lester Young

Dave Gelly, "Being Prez: The Life and Music of Lester Young"
English | ISBN: 1845530586 | 2007 | PDF | 224 pages | 4,2 MB

Lester Young - Jammin' The Blues (2004)  Music

Posted by robi62 at March 28, 2013
Lester Young - Jammin' The Blues (2004)

Lester Young - Jammin' The Blues (2004)
Video: NTSC, MPEG-2 at 210 Mbps, 720 x 480 (1.333) at 29.970 fps | Audio: AC-3 2 channels at 192 Kbps, 48.0 KHz
Genre: Jazz | Label: Discovery Records | Copy: Untouched | Release Date: 24 Aug 2004 | Runtime: 32 min. | 1,49 GB (DVD5)

Lester Young was one of the true jazz giants, a tenor saxophonist who came up with a completely different conception in which to play his horn, floating over bar lines with a light tone rather than adopting Coleman Hawkins' then-dominant forceful approach. A non-conformist, Young (nicknamed "Pres" by Billie Holiday) had the ironic experience in the 1950s of hearing many young tenors try to sound exactly like him.

Lester Young - Portrait (2001)  Music

Posted by Bezz at Nov. 21, 2011
Lester Young - Portrait (2001)

Lester Young - Portrait (2001)
EAC rip | FLAC + CUE + LOG | Full Scans | 10 CDs | 2.38 Gb (Incl. Recovery)
Genre ~ Cool, Swing, Mainstream Jazz | Label ~ Past Perfect Records

Lester Young - In Washington, D.C. 1956, Vol. 4 (1998)  Music

Posted by Bezz at Aug. 23, 2011
Lester Young - In Washington, D.C. 1956, Vol. 4 (1998)

Lester Young - In Washington, D.C. 1956, Vol. 4 (1998)
EAC rip | FLAC + CUE + LOG | Full Scans | 180 Mb (Incl. Recovery)
Genre ~ Cool, Mainstream Jazz, Saxophone Jazz | Label ~ Pablo Records

The final volume of this four-volume chronicling of Prez' stand at Olivia's Patio Lounge in 1956 is no less fine than its preceding three volumes. Everything here is stretched out to a comfortable length, everybody is taking their time, giving the music plenty of room to breathe and most importantly, giving Young all the time he needs to get deep inside the music itself. ~ AllMusic
Lester Young, Charlie Parker, Miles Davis - Great Performances (2003)

Lester Young, Charlie Parker, Miles Davis - Great Performances (2003)
DVD5 | VIDEO_TS | MPEG-2 Video, PAL 4:3 (720:576), 25fps, 8260kbps | DD 2.0, 192kbps | 60min | 3800Mb
Jazz | Idem Home Video IDVD 1057 | rec: 1944-1959 | case cover

This collection comprises performances by jazz greats Lester Young and Miles Davis and compiles nearly all available footage of the legendary Charlie Parker, including his only television performance: a 1952 appearance with Dizzy Gillespie. Episodes include "Jammin' the Blues" with Lester Young, "The Sound of Miles Davis," "Charlie Parker: TV Stage Entrance Show" and "Jazz at the Philharmonic," featuring an array of the era's greatest musicians. ~Netflix
Billie Holiday & Lester Young - The Complete Billie Holiday and Lester Young 1937-1946 (2003)

Billie Holiday & Lester Young - The Complete Billie Holiday and Lester Young 1937-1946 (2003)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 3 CDs - 64 Tracks | 3:05:50 | 410 MB
Genre: Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Swing | Label: Fremeaux & Assoc.

Billie Holiday often stated that she styled her vocal phrasing to echo the sound of a jazz horn, so it should be no surprise that she found the perfect duet partner in tenor sax player Lester Young. Lady Day and Pres (they bestowed the nicknames on each other) recorded some 60 sides together between 1937 and 1946, many if not all of which have to be considered classics. This three-disc set collects everything the pair did, including alternate takes, and the best tracks are truly revelatory. Given the obvious musical connection on display in these sides, it is telling that both Holiday and Young died only four months apart in 1959. Apparently the world just couldn't handle one without the other.