Lester Young

Being Prez: The Life and Music of Lester Young  

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, 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.

Lester Young - Boston 1950 (2013)  

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…

Noel Jewkes - Chasin' the Pres (Tribute to Lester Young) (2013)  

Posted by DjangoTiger at April 19, 2014
Noel Jewkes - Chasin' the Pres (Tribute to Lester Young) (2013)

Noel Jewkes - Chasin' the Pres (Tribute to Lester Young) (2013)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 10 Tracks | 59:26 | 137 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: Vegamusic-Usa

A tribute to the legendary Lester Young by the San Francisco based multi talented reed specialist, Noel Jewkes, here heard on what else–tenor sax!
Lester Young - Supreme Jazz (2006) [2.0 & 5.1] PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC {RE-UP}

Lester Young - Supreme Jazz (2006) [2.0 & 5.1]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 70:39 mins | Scans included | 3,99 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 1,23 GB
Features Stereo and Multichannel surround sound | Label: Membran Music Ltd.

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)  

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 - The Master's Touch (1992)  

Posted by Bezz at Dec. 2, 2012
Lester Young - The Master's Touch (1992)

Lester Young - The Master's Touch (1992)
EAC rip | FLAC+CUE+LOG | Scans | 190 Mb (Incl. Recovery)
Genre ~ Cool, Mainstream Jazz, Saxophone Jazz | Label ~ Savoy Jazz
Lester Young & Harry "Sweets" Edison - Going For Myself (1958) [FLAC] {2012 Poll Winners}

Lester Young & Harry "Sweets" Edison - Going For Myself (1958) [FLAC] {2012 Poll Winners}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC+CUE+LOG -> 337 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 179 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 198 Mb
© 2012 Poll Winners / Verve | PWR 27294
Jazz / Cool

This release presents the complete original Verve LP "Going for Myself" reuniting Lester Young and Harry “Sweets” Edison, one Pres’ last studio albums ever. Backing Pres and Sweets are superb musicians like Oscar Peterson, Louie Bellson and Herb Ellis. Five extra tracks have been added to the contents of the original album, including three alternate takes and two tunes not included on the originally issued set.