Magazine article IAJRC Journal

Lester Young Trio

Magazine article IAJRC Journal

Lester Young Trio

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Lester Young

Lester Young Trio

Verve 314 521 650-2

Lester Young Trio: Lester Young (ts) Nat "King" Cole (p) Buddy Rich (d). Los Angeles, March or April 1946

Back To The Land/I Cover The Waterfront/I Cover The Waterfront (2nd take)/ Somebody Loves Me/I've Found A New Baby/The Man I Love/Peg O' My Heart (Rich out)/I Want To Be Happy/Mean To Me/Back To The Land (2nd take)

Dexter Gordon Quintet: Harry "Sweets" Edison (tp) Dexter Gordon (ts) Nat "King" Cole (p) Red Callender or Johnny Miller (b) Clifford "Juicy" Owens (d). Los Angeles, summer 1943 or late summer 1944

I've Found A New Baby/Rosetta/Sweet Lorraine/Blowed And Gone. TT 60:42

Just in case you haven't added this outstanding example of Lester Young's excellence on tenor saxophone to your collection, I thought I'd write a few words about this poorly recorded but precious collection by Norman Granz. Young is accompanied by Nat King Cole (p) and Buddy Rich (d) on nine of the ten titles of the original two 10-inch LPs - Rich got a hunger attack during the session and left for a bite to eat, thus was absent when Young and Cole recorded Peg O' My Heart. The last four titles are by a talented Dexter Gordon Quintet, featuring more fine piano by Cole and superb solos by Harry "Sweets" Edison on trumpet, added to fill out the CD. …

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