Lester Young

Lester Young - Greatest Hits (2018)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at March 15, 2018
Lester Young - Greatest Hits (2018)

Lester Young - Greatest Hits (2018)
Jazz | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:51:38 | 119 MB
Label: Vintage Jukebox

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 - Blue Lester (The Immortal Lester Young) (Japan Edition) (1992)

Lester Young - Blue Lester (The Immortal Lester Young) (Japan Edition) (1992)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 110.52 Mb | 44:49 | Covers
Cool, Swing | Country: USA | Label: Savoy Jazz/Denon/Nippon Columbia - SV-0112

Basically Young's Savoy Master Takes, Blue Lester finds the svelte tenor innovator on a prime mix of sides from 1944 and 1949. As was the trend of most swing soloists by the mid-'40s, Young heads up a few different extended combos here, featuring the likes of pianist Johnny Guarnieri, trumpeter Jesse Drakes, drummer Cozy Cole, and old Basie bandmates Freddie Green and the Count himself. The numbers with Basie are particularly good, especially "I Don't Stand a Ghost of Chance With You" and "Back Home in Indiana." And for the topper, Young is heard in the company of the entire Basie band (Clyde Hart is on piano, though) for the three tracks that close things out. Not a bad place to start your Lester Young collection.
Miles Davis - European Tour '56 with The Modern Jazz Quartet & Lester Young (2006) {Definitive DRCD11294}

Miles Davis - European Tour '56 with The Modern Jazz Quartet & Lester Young (2006) {Definitive DRCD11294}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 257 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 161 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 176 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1956, 2006 Definitive Records / Disconforme | DRCD11294
Jazz / Bop / Hard Bop / Cool / Trumpet

This fascinating release comprises live recordings made at the end of 1956, when Miles accepted an offer to tour Europe with a formation called the Birdland All Stars, which also included Lester Young and the Modern Jazz Quartet, along with European musicians such as pianist René Urtréger, bassist Pierre Michelot and drummer Christian Garros. We have here the one and only existing evidence of Miles playing with Lester Young and with the MJQ. It also presents a rare occasion to find Miles playing as the sole horn in a quartet format.
Lester Young With The Oscar Peterson Trio - Lester Young With The Oscar Peterson Trio (2005)

Lester Young With The Oscar Peterson Trio - Lester Young With The Oscar Peterson Trio (2005)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + Log + m3u ~ 237 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 166 Mb
Scans Included (JPG, 600 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
Jazz, Cool Jazz | ℗ 1997 / © 2005 Verve Records #0602498840481

Defying what has become conventional wisdom, tenor saxophonist Lester Young cut some of his greatest recordings in the 1950s – that is, when he was reasonably healthy. On this wonderful effort with pianist Oscar Peterson, guitarist Barney Kessel, bassist Ray Brown, and drummer J.C. Heard, Prez performs definitive versions of "Just You, Just Me" and "Tea for Two," and plays a string of concise but memorable ballad renditions: "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," and "I'm Confessin'." This is essential music from a jazz legend. Some reissues augment the original dozen songs with a version of the good-humored "It Takes Two to Tango," which features Young's only recorded vocals, plus a rather unnecessary false start (on "I Can't Get Started," ironically), along with some studio chatter.
Lester Young - Classic Columbia, Okeh and Vocalion: Lester Young with Count Basie 1936-1940 (2008)

Lester Young - Classic Columbia, Okeh and Vocalion: Lester Young with Count Basie 1936-1940 (2008)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +cue, log, m3u, scans - 851 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 552 MB | 04:00:25
Jazz, Mainstream Jazz, Saxophone Jazz | Label: Mosaic | Release Year: 2008

The focus of this set was to present all of Lester Young's solo efforts under Count Basie's leadership for the Columbia family of labels. In addition, we have included the Glenn Hardman and his Hammond Five date plus a Benny Goodman small group session that went unreleased until 1973.
Lester Young & Harry "Sweets" Edison - Going For Myself (1958) {Poll Winners PWR 27294 rel 2012}

Lester Young & Harry "Sweets" Edison - Going For Myself (1958) {Poll Winners PWR 27294 rel 2012}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 337 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 180 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 179 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1958, 2012 Verve / Poll Winners Records | PWR 27294
Jazz / Cool / Saxophone / Trumpet

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.

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, 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