Lester Young Story [Proper]

The Lester Young Story [Proper]

by Lester Young
     
 
Proper, the famous British reissue label, has given the world a series of four-CD "Proper boxes" that contain essential recordings by legendary musicians. Proper's The Lester Young Story is an excellent introduction to this man's phenomenal artistry. Beginning with two instrumentals from his very first recording session on November 9, 1936, Proper skims along

Overview

Proper, the famous British reissue label, has given the world a series of four-CD "Proper boxes" that contain essential recordings by legendary musicians. Proper's The Lester Young Story is an excellent introduction to this man's phenomenal artistry. Beginning with two instrumentals from his very first recording session on November 9, 1936, Proper skims along the surface of the first 13 years of Lester Young's career, touching upon his adventures with Count Basie, Teddy Wilson, Billie Holiday, Una Mae Carlisle, Sammy Price, the Kansas City Six and Seven, pianist Nat King Cole, and numerous others who collaborated with Pres on records issued under his name. This musical odyssey is a colorful mosaic of historical recordings that originally appeared on the Vocalion, Columbia, Victor, Signature, Keynote, Savoy, Aladdin, and Mercury/Norgran/Verve labels. The survey closes with two extended jams from a Jazz at the Philharmonic concert held at Carnegie Hall on September 17, 1949. Although it stops short of dipping into the best of his later works, Proper's The Lester Young Story may serve both as a superb introduction and a tasty addition to already well-stocked jazz libraries.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/15/2000
Label:
Proper Box Uk
UPC:
0604988990829
catalogNumber:
8

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Shoe Shine Boy
  2. Oh, Lady Be Good
  3. This Year's Kisses
  4. Easy Living
  5. Me, Myself and I
  6. A Sailboat in the Moonlight
  7. One O'Clock Jump
  8. When You're Smiling
  9. Every Tub
  10. Swinging the Blues
  11. Doggin' Around
  12. Jumpin' at the Woodside
  13. I Can't Get Started
  14. Way Down Yonder in New Orleans
  15. Countless Blues
  16. I Want a Little Girl
  17. Shorty George
  18. Pannassie Stomp
  19. You Can Depend on Me
  20. Cherokee, Pts. 1-2
  21. Jive at Five
  22. Taxi War Dance
  23. Pound Cake
  24. Clap Hands! Here Comes Charlie

Disc 2

  1. Dickie's Dream
  2. Lester Leaps In
  3. Tickle Toe
  4. Ad Lib Blues
  5. I Never Knew
  6. Lester's Dream
  7. Broadway
  8. Tickle Toe
  9. Taxi War Dance
  10. Blitzkrieg Baby (You Can't Bomb Me)
  11. Beautiful Eyes
  12. Things About Coming My Way
  13. Just Jivin' Around
  14. All of Me
  15. I Can't Get Started
  16. Tea for Two
  17. Body and Soul
  18. Hello Babe
  19. Just You, Just Me
  20. Afternoon of a Basie-Ite

Disc 3

  1. Sometimes I'm Happy
  2. After Theatre Jump
  3. Six Cats and a Prince
  4. Lester Leaps Again
  5. Destination K.C.
  6. I Got Rhythm
  7. Poor Little Plaything
  8. Exercise in Swing
  9. Salute to Fats
  10. Blue Lester
  11. I Don't Stand a Ghost of a Chance With You
  12. Jump Lester Jump
  13. Midnight Symphony
  14. D.B. Blues
  15. Lester Blows Again
  16. These Foolish Things
  17. Jumpin' at Mesner's
  18. Back to the Land
  19. I Cover the Waterfront
  20. I've Found a New Baby
  21. I Want to Be Happy

Disc 4

  1. It's Only a Paper Moon
  2. Lover, Come Back to Me
  3. You're Driving Me Crazy
  4. Lester's Be-Bop Boogie
  5. She's Funny That Way
  6. Sunday
  7. S.M. Blues
  8. Jumpin' With Symphony Sid
  9. On the Sunny Side of the Street
  10. Sax-O-Be-Bop
  11. Just Cooling
  12. I'm Confessin' (That I Love You)
  13. East of the Sun (And West of the Moon)
  14. The Sheik of Araby
  15. Something to Remember You By
  16. Ding Dong
  17. Blues 'n' Bells
  18. Lester Leaps In
  19. Embraceable You

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Lester Young   Primary Artist,Tenor Saxophone
Johnny Otis   Drums
Joe Albany   Piano
Count Basie   Piano
Buck Clayton   Trumpet
Bill Coleman   Trumpet
Curtis Counce   Bass
Harry Edison   Trumpet
Freddie Green   Guitar
Chico Hamilton   Drums
Eddie Heywood   Piano
Hank Jones   Piano
Jo Jones   Drums
Joe Newman   Trumpet
Flip Phillips   Tenor Saxophone
Buddy Rich   Drums
Willie Smith   Alto Saxophone
Slam Stewart   Bass
Buddy Tate   Tenor Saxophone
Irving Ashby   Guitar
Eddie Barefield   Clarinet
Joe Bushkin   Piano
Billy Butterfield   Trumpet
Hank D'Amico   Clarinet
Johnny Guarnieri   Piano
Chuck Wayne   Guitar
Howard McGhee   Trumpet
Sammy Price   Piano
Walter Page   Bass
Billie Holiday   Vocals
Ray Brown   Bass
Red Callender   Bass
Big Sid Catlett   Drums
Kenny Clarke   Drums
Nat King Cole   Piano
Shad Collins   Trumpet
Gene DiNovi   Piano
Vic Dickenson   Trombone
Jesse Drakes   Trumpet
Clyde Hart   Piano
Roy Haynes   Drums
Tiny Kahn   Drums
Killian   Trumpet
Dodo Marmarosa   Piano
Shorty McConnell   Trumpet
Charlie Parker   Alto Saxophone
Jimmy Powell   Alto Saxophone
Curly Russell   Bass
Rudy Rutherford   Bass Saxophone
John Simmons   Bass
Argonne Thornton   Piano
Earle Warren   Alto Saxophone
Dicky Wells   Trombone
Harold "Doc" West   Drums
Ted Briscoe   Bass
Wesley Jones   Piano
Leslie Johnakins   Alto Saxophone
Tommy Turk   Trombone
Dexter Hall   Guitar
Lou Taylor   Trombone
Rodney Richardson   Bass
Ed Lewis   Trumpet
Fred Lacey   Guitar
Lyndell Marshall   Drums
Ted Donelly   Trombone
Don Stovall   Alto Saxophone
Henry Tucker   Drums
Copzy Cole   Drums
Jerry Elliott   Trombone
Yack Taylor   Vocals
Bill Johnson   Trumpet

Technical Credits

Bing Crosby   Composer
Count Basie   Composer
Tadd Dameron   Arranger
Earl Hines   Composer
Oscar Peterson   Composer
Lester Young   Composer
Eddie Durham   Composer
Mark Fisher   Composer
Joe Goodwin   Composer
Ralph Rainger   Composer
Leo Robin   Composer
Ted Snyder   Composer
Ned Washington   Composer
Dicky Wells   Composer
George Whiting   Composer
Victor Young   Composer
Charles Carpenter   Composer
Carmen Lombardo   Composer
Richard A. Whiting   Composer
Irving Gordon   Composer
Neil Moret (Chas. N. Daniels)   Composer
Brooks Bowman   Composer
Doris Fisher   Composer
Fred Fisher   Composer
Larry Shay   Composer
John Jacob Loeb   Composer
Louis Dunlap   Composer
Allan Roberts   Composer
Alvin Kaufman   Composer

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