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Friday, November 16, 2007

Lester Young Live (3/16) - more 1948 Royal Roost airchecks with Roy Haynes & Junior Mance (For Europeans Only #4)

Here's the third instalment, more from the 1948 band at the Royal Roost. This may not look like a great band, with both Jesse Drakes and Ted Kelly not exactly well-known, but in the rhythm section there's one of the young musicians who's star was to rise bigtime soon after these dates: Roy Haynes! And on all but the first dates, there's Junior Mance on piano.

I'd welcome a bit of discussion and some reactions here, folks! I see there are quite a few downloads of this material, please step out of anonymity for a second and leave a comment if you feel like!



The weekend's instalment will consist of three discs, 4-6, all taken from the same session(s)!


Lester Young – Live and private recordings in chronological order
Disc 3 /1948-1949


December 4, 1948
Lester Young Band
Royal Roost, New York City

Jesse Drakes t; Ted Kelly tb; Lester Young ts; Freddie Jefferson p; Ted Briscoe b; Roy Haynes d
1. Be Bop Boogie (Young) 4:09
2. I’m Confessin’ (Neiburg-Daugherty-Reynolds) 3:21
3. I Cover The Waterfront (Green-Heyman) 5:46
4. How High The Moon (Morgan Lewis) 4:37
5. Sunday (Coots-Grey) 4:15
6. Jumping With Symphony Sid (Theme) (Young) 0:55

March 19, 1949
Lester Young Band
Royal Roost, New York City

Jesse Drakes t; Jerry Elliott tb; Lester Young ts; Junior Mance p; Ted Briscoe b; Roy Haynes d
7. Bebop Boogie (Young) 3:16
8. These Foolish Things (Morrell-Strachey-Link) 3:30
9. D. B. Blues (Young) 2:26
10. Just You, Just Me (Greer-Klages) 3:07

March 26, 1949
Lester Young Band
Royal Roost, New York City

Jesse Drakes t; Jerry Elliott tb; Lester Young ts; Junior Mance p; Ted Briscoe b; Roy Haynes d
11. Lester Leaps In (Young) 2:23
12. She’s Funny That Way (Moret-Whiting) 3:40
13. Lavender Blue (Daniel-Morey) 4:10
14. Tea For Two (Youmans-Caesar) 3:00

April 9, 1949
Lester Young Band
Royal Roost, New York City

Jesse Drakes t; Jerry Elliott tb; Lester Young ts; Junior Mance p; Ted Briscoe b; Roy Haynes d
15. Lavender Blue (Daniel-Morey) 5:07
16. A Ghost Of A Chance (Young-Washington-Crosby) 3:29
17. Mean To Me (Turk Ahlert) 3:21
18. Sunday (Coots-Grey) 3:06

MC on all tracks: Symphony Sid


10 comments:

glmlr said...

Well done, Ubu Roi! Lester Young was a Master!

ubu said...

Here's the download link, sorry, I must have forgotten to put it up... that explains of course why no one did get the file so far...

http://rapidshare.com/files/69909876/PrezLive_CD03.rar

archer said...

greetings ubu, a fine place you have here. in addition to the great music, your photo selection is excellent.

i just discovered you through your comment at cia, and i have two questions. what are you meaning with the tag "for europeans only"? and, could you possibly re-up your lovano scofield holland foster recording? that just has to be killer.

thanks, and i'll be dropping by often.

ubu said...

"For Europeans Only" is two-fold...

First, it's a composition by one of my favourite jazz composers/arrangers, the great Tadd Dameron.

Second, it's about copyrights: 50 years in Europe (70 or 75 in the US), hence all of the material I share under that tag is in public domain over here...

That's all...
(he he, just watched that stupid flick "The Devil Wears Prada" a few days ago... pretty bad film and much too mainstreamish/hollywood-ending-ish, but Ms. Streep ushering that phrase again and again was great!

archer said...

thanks, and the lovano?
any chance?

ubu said...

I still have the Lovano around, give me some time to put it up again!

archer said...

absolutely. take your time and do it at your convenience. it was a request, certainly not a demand, and if you didn't do it at all that would be your business and i would still much appreciate your fine site and generous and tasty offerings.

J said...

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

Rev. Dr. Moller. MDMA, THC and BAR. said...

Thanks for more Pres stuff man.

Rei said...

Phwoah! Thank YOU, ubu!