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Friday, November 30, 2007

Lester Young Live (10/16) - Spring 1952 Sessions (For Europeans Only #8)



Not much I can say... it's Pres, it's getting later in his career, he was different by then, but still good, contrary to those myths surrounding his career... the next volume will have more from this band (but with Knight identified as pianist - I'm not familiar with such early Wynton Kelly to dare a guess... even less so as I don't know Knight at all...). I mentioned already that Aaron Bell had a short spell with Duke Ellington's band in the early 60s, and Lee Abrams, around this time, was on that great 1953 trio session(s) of Al Haig. Not exactly well-known guys, but most definitely thorough pros at their game!

Lester Young – Live and private recordings in chronological order
Disc 10 / 1952


April 25, 1952
Lester Young Quintet
Birdland, New York City

Jesse Drakes t; Lester Young ts; Earl Knight or Wynton Kelly p; Aaron Bell b; Lee Abrams d
1. Neenah (Young) 4:17
2. A Ghost Of A Chance (Young-Washington-Crosby) 3:07
3. In A Little Spanish Town (Lewis-Wayne-Young) 7:29
4. Destination Moon (?) 6:36
5. Lester Leaps In (Young) 3:21

May 2, 1952
Lester Young Quintet
Birdland, New York City

Jesse Drakes t; Lester Young ts; Earl Knight or Wynton Kelly p; Aaron Bell b; Lee Abrams d
6. Up ‘N Adam (Young) 5:01
7. ‘Deed I Do (Hirsch-Rose) 7:24
8. How High The Moon (Morgan Lewis) 5:21
9. Pennies From Heaven (Johnston-Burke) 2:38

May 3, 1952
Lester Young Quintet
Birdland, New York City

Jesse Drakes t; Lester Young ts; Earl Knight or Wynton Kelly p; Aaron Bell b; Lee Abrams d
10. Up ‘N Adam (Young) 5:34
11. ‘Deed I Do (Hirsch-Rose) 6:54


8 comments:

ubu said...

here's the link:

http://rapidshare.com/files/71459286/PrezLive_CD10.rar

fslmy said...

cannot stop listening to live prez, he was SO GOOD. very kind of you.

hideo said...

thanks for putting these up--the docs are much appreciated as well!

fabass said...

i can't stop hear the President!!
very thanks

ubu said...

Glad to see such positive reactions! Lester is pure soul!

Anonymous said...

Great Set! Thanks For all The great info as well!!Wonderful!

J said...

thanks for the great post
still active 9/4/09

jrc7412 said...

These a just wonderful. Thanks so much for making them available. I'm stuck at home with a ruptured disk in my spine, and these make me smile.