Lester Leaps In [Jazz Hour 73571]

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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
With his elegant, liquid tenor sax style, Lester Young invented the "cool" years before the term became common coinage, and he has been a huge influence on numerous modern jazz sax players. This generous set features recordings from the 1930s and '40s, some of them in sessions led by Young and some with Count Basie, Billie Holiday and others. This material, drawn from labels like Savoy, Keynote and Commodore, has been available in numerous compilations over the years (including several with the exact same title), and while this collection is hardly singular, it presents the vital early years of Young as well as any.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
With his elegant, liquid tenor sax style, Lester Young invented the "cool" years before the term became common coinage, and he has been a huge influence on numerous modern jazz sax players. This generous set features recordings from the 1930s and '40s, some of them in sessions led by Young and some with Count Basie, Billie Holiday and others. This material, drawn from labels like Savoy, Keynote and Commodore, has been available in numerous compilations over the years (including several with the exact same title), and while this collection is hardly singular, it presents the vital early years of Young as well as any.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/1/1996
  • Label: A Jazz Hour With
  • EAN: 8712177016525
  • Catalog Number: 73571

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Lester Young Primary Artist, Tenor Saxophone
Technical Credits
George Gershwin Composer
Count Basie Composer
Harry "Sweets" Edison Composer
Jimmy Rushing Composer
Lester Young Composer
Jimmy McHugh Composer
Vernon Duke Composer
Walter Page Composer
Sammy Cahn Composer
Saul Chaplin Composer
Henry Creamer Composer
Eddie Durham Composer
Mark Fisher Composer
Milt Gabler Composer
Ira Gershwin Composer
Joe Goodwin Composer
Turner Layton Composer
Billy Moll Composer
Jack Palmer Composer
Spencer Williams Composer
Carmen Lombardo Composer
Maceo Pinkard Composer
Phil Boutelje Composer
Clarence Gaskill Composer
Murray Mencher Composer
Larry Shay Composer
Doris Tauber Composer
William Tracey Composer
John Jacob Loeb Composer
Dick Winfree Composer
Joop Visser Composer, Producer
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