In Washington, D.C. 1956, Vol. 4

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All Music Guide - Cub Koda
The final volume of this four-volume chronicling of Prez' stand at Olivia's Patio Lounge in 1956 is no less fine than its preceding three volumes. Everything here is stretched out to a comfortable length, everybody is taking their time, giving the music plenty of room to breathe and most importantly, giving Young all the time he needs to get deep inside the music itself. Nice readings of the ballad "I Cover the Waterfront," "Talk of the Town" and a swinging "Pennies from Heaven" are the big tickets here, imbued with an economy from Bill Potts' Trio that perfectly frames Young's flights of fancy. Fine alternate performances of "I'm Confessin' That I Love You," "Almost Like ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Cub Koda
The final volume of this four-volume chronicling of Prez' stand at Olivia's Patio Lounge in 1956 is no less fine than its preceding three volumes. Everything here is stretched out to a comfortable length, everybody is taking their time, giving the music plenty of room to breathe and most importantly, giving Young all the time he needs to get deep inside the music itself. Nice readings of the ballad "I Cover the Waterfront," "Talk of the Town" and a swinging "Pennies from Heaven" are the big tickets here, imbued with an economy from Bill Potts' Trio that perfectly frames Young's flights of fancy. Fine alternate performances of "I'm Confessin' That I Love You," "Almost Like Being In Love," "G's, If You Please" and "D.B. Blues" Lester's blues with a bridge that King Pleasure put words to complete the set, a series that every jazz fan should have in their collection and one that no Lester Young fan can afford to be without.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/11/1998
  • Label: Ojc
  • UPC: 025218696326
  • Catalog Number: 963
  • Sales rank: 181,797

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Lester Young Primary Artist, Tenor Saxophone
Bill Potts Piano
Norman Williams Bass
Jim Lucht Drums
Deb Sibony Snare Drums
Technical Credits
Bill Potts Producer, Contributor
Lester Young Composer
Norman Williams Contributor
Norman Granz Liner Notes
Jim Lucht Contributor
Al J. Neiburg Composer
Ellis Reynolds Composer
Joe Tarantino Remastering
Jamie Putnam Art Direction
Carl Beaks Composer
Doc Daugherty Composer
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