Boston 1950

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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. The CD concludes with two ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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. The CD concludes with two tracks from a 1953 date at the Hi-Hat where Young was playing once again with Kay and Drakes but pianist Horace Silver and bassist Franklin Skeete rounded out the band.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/16/2013
  • Label: Uptown Jazz
  • UPC: 026198277123
  • Catalog Number: 2771
  • Sales rank: 38,877

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Lester Young Primary Artist, Tenor Saxophone
Kenny Drew Piano
Horace Silver Piano
Connie Kay Drums
Steve Allison Master of Ceremonies
Jesse Drakes Trumpet
Franklin Skeete Bass
Sid "Symphony Sid" Torrin Master of Ceremonies
Joe Schulman Bass
Technical Credits
Count Basie Composer
Earl Hines Composer
Lester Young Composer
Ned Miller Composer
Frank Loesser Composer
Johnny Green Composer
Nancy Hamilton Composer
Edward Heyman Composer
Jerry Livingston Composer
Ballard MacDonald Composer
Johnny Mercer Composer
Al J. Neiburg Composer
Bob Porter Liner Notes
Jule Styne Composer
Marty Symes Composer
Allan Tucker Mastering
Harry Warren Composer
Robert E. Sunenblick Producer
Charles Carpenter Composer
Christopher Drukker Graphic Design
Robert Sour Composer
Mack David Composer
Chester Conn Composer
Louis Dunlap Composer
Bernie Krueger Composer
Charles Daniels Composer
James Hanley Composer
Richard Whiting Composer
Vinnie Haynes Cover Photo
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