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Lester Young - Discography (1936-2011) [MP3 320 kbps]

Artist: Lester Young
Title: Discography
Year Of Release: 1936-2011
Genre: Jazz
Quality: MP3 320 kbps
Total Time: 30 albums
Total Size: 7,05 Gb

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.

Although he spent his earliest days near New Orleans, Lester Young lived in Minneapolis by 1920, playing in a legendary family band. He studied violin, trumpet, and drums, starting on alto at age 13. Because he refused to tour in the South, Young left home in 1927 and instead toured with Art Bronson's Bostonians, switching to tenor. He was back with the family band in 1929 and then freelanced for a few years, playing with Walter Page's Blue Devils (1930), Eddie Barefield in 1931, back with the Blue Devils during 1932-1933, and Bennie Moten and King Oliver (both 1933). He was with Count Basie for the first time in 1934 but left to replace Coleman Hawkins with Fletcher Henderson. Unfortunately, it was expected that Young would try to emulate Hawk, and his laid-back sound angered Henderson's sidemen, resulting in Pres not lasting long. After a tour with Andy Kirk and a few brief jobs, Lester Young was back with Basie in 1936, just in time to star with the band as they headed East. Young made history during his years with Basie, not only participating on Count's record dates but starring with Billie Holiday and Teddy Wilson on a series of classic small-group sessions. In addition, on his rare recordings on clarinet with Basie and the Kansas City Six, Young displayed a very original cool sound that almost sounded like altoist Paul Desmond in the 1950s. After leaving Count in 1940, Young's career became a bit aimless, not capitalizing on his fame in the jazz world. He co-led a low-profile band with his brother, drummer Lee Young, in Los Angeles until re-joining Basie in December 1943. Young had a happy nine months back with the band, recorded a memorable quartet session with bassist Slam Stewart, and starred in the short film Jammin' the Blues before he was drafted. His experiences dealing with racism in the military were horrifying, affecting his mental state of mind for the remainder of his life. (Allmusic)

1936-38 - Amadeus (1988)
1937-46 - Complete Billie Holiday-Lester Young (2003) [3 CD]
1938-44 - Kansas City Sessions (1997)
1942-47 - The Complete Aladdin Recordings (1995) [2CD]
1944-49 - Complete Savoy Masters (1999)
1944-49 - The Master's Touch (1992)
1950-53 - Boston 1950 (2013)
1952 - With The Oscar Peterson Trio
1955 - Lester Young & Harry Edison - Pres & Sweets (1998)
1956 - Lester Young - The Immortal Lester Young, Vol. I
1956 - Lester Young in Washington. Vol. 5
1956 - The Jazz Giants
1956 - The Lester Young-Teddy Wilson Quartet - Pres & Teddy (1988)
1958 - Lester Young & Harry 'Sweets' Edison - Going For Myself (2009)
1958 - Lester Young Roy Eldridge and Harry Edison - Laughin' To Keep From Cryin'
1959 - Le Dernier Message De Lester Young (2002)
1959 - The President Plays (2008)
1971 - Coleman Hawkins & Lester Young - Classic Tenors
1976 - Pres - The Complete Savoy Recordings
1997 - Lester Young, Flip Phillips, Roy Eldridge, Hank Jones, Ray Brown, Max Roach - Jazz at the Philarmonic - Frankfurt, 1952
1999 - Kansas City Swing
1999 - Lester Young & Nat King Cole - Complete Recordings
2000 - The Lester Young Story (4 CD)
2001 - Portrait (10CD Box Set)
2002 - Blue Lester
2002 - The Complete Savoy Recordings (2CD)
2003 - Jammin' with Lester (2 CD)
2004 - The President Of The Tenor Saxophone. The Essential (2CD)
2009 - Lester Young - Memory: Friends & Sons
2011 - Jazz Bop & Beyond

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Category: DISCOGRAPHY | Added : (10.03.2020)
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