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Lester Young

Lester Young - Carnegie Blues (Verve Records)

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RELEASED: 2018
180g Vinyl LP

Format: 180g Vinyl LP
Cat No:  0602567250234

PLEASE NOTE: There is a crease across the lower spine corner on the back of sleeve hence the sleeve is graded as VG+ and priced accordingly.

Lester Young was one of the true jazz giants, a tenor saxophonist who came up with a completely different concept 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. Each of the pieces here were recorded at Carnegie Hall between May 1946 and October 1957. "Can't We Be Friends", the third part of the Medley on side B was recorded in stereo - all other tracks are mono.

Saxophonist Lester Young is joined by a host of jazz all-stars including Coleman Hawkins, Illinois Jacquet, Oscar Peterson, Ray Brown, Herb Ellis and more.

TRACKLISTING:

A1. Carnegie Blues 
A2. Tea For Two 
A3. Blues 
A4. I Got Rhythm 
B1. Lester's Blues 
B2. I Cover The Waterfront 
B3. Lester Gambols 
B4. Medley:
   - Robbin's Nest
   - Polka Dots And Moonbeams
   - Can't We Be Friends