Lester Young

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
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)  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…

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

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!