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Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Lester Young Live (11-13/16) - 1952-1956 with Horace Silver, Hank Jones, Ella Fitzgerald and many others (For Europeans Only #9)

I apologize for the absence of further Prez posts... all the music has been uploaded for a while, but I've been thinking with what to continue after it was done and had no great ideas (now I have). Also as so often "real life" interfered with stuff demading lots of attention and time, and then last weekend some kind of stomach flu hit me... now it has gone on to just your normal olde flu, so things are getting better (he he he... check out the terrific Riverside album Cannonball Adderley and Milt Jackson made under that title, btw!).

So now then, in two more posts I'll share the rest of the Prez live material, this time it's discs 11-13, discs 14-16 will follow soon, and then I'll have a little special treat for x-mas, for fans of more modern sounds (dare I say free jazz?).


Lester Young – Live and private recordings in chronological order

Disc 11 /1952-1953

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

Jesse Drakes t; Lester Young ts; Gil Coggins p; unknown b, d
1. Up ‘N Adam (Young) 5:20
2. Ghost Of A Chance (Young-Washington-Crosby) 3:23
3. In A Little Spanish Town (Lewis-Wayne-Young) 7:25
4. Too Marvellous For Words (Whiting-Mercer) 6:11
5. Neenah (Young) 3:45

January 3, 1953
Lester Young Quintet
Birdland, New York City
Jesse Drakes t; Lester Young ts; Earl Knight p; Aaron Bell b; Lee Abrams d
6. Up ‘N Adam (Young) 5:07
7. Blue And Sentimental (Basie-David-Livingston) 5:59
8. After You’ve Gone (Creamer-Layton) 6:30
9. In A Little Spanish Town (Lewis-Wayne-Young) 6:09
10. Jumpin’ With Symphony Sid (Theme) (Young) 1:21



Disc 12 /1953

January 10, 1953
Lester Young Quintet
Birdland, New York City

Jesse Drakes t; Lester Young ts; Earl Knight p; Aaron Bell b; Lee Abrams d
1. Lullaby Of Birdland (Theme) (George Shearing) / Indiana (Hanley-MacDonald) 6:31
2. Almost Like Being In Love (Lerner-Loewe) 5:15
3. Neenah (Young) 5:09
4. D. B. Blues (Young) 3:44

January 15, 1953
Lester Young Quintet
Birdland, New York City

Jesse Drakes t; Lester Young ts; Horace Silver p; Franklin Skeete b; Lee Abrams d
5. Lullaby Of Birdland (Theme) (George Shearing) / Up ‘N Adam (Young) 5:36
6. Too Marvellous For Words (Whiting-Mercer) 5:48

January 17, 1953
Lester Young Quintet
Birdland, New York City

Jesse Drakes t; Lester Young ts; Earl Knight p; Aaron Bell b; Lee Abrams d
7. Oh, Lady, Be Good (G. & I. Gershwin) 7:55
8. A Foggy Day (G. & I. Gershwin) 8:15
9. In A Little Spanish Town (Lewis-Wayne-Young) 7:46
10. Lester Leaps In (Young) 6:10



Disc 13 /1953-1956

March 3, 1953
Jazz At The Philharmonic
Salle Pleyel, Paris, France

Lester Young ts; Hank Jones p; Ray Brown b; J.C. Heard d
1. Flashes of Pres (Medley) 7:14
These Foolish Things (Morrell-Strachey-Link)
I Cover The Waterfront (Green-Heyman)
Lester Leaps In (Young)
Blues In C (Young)

July 4, 1953
Lester Young Band
Birdland, New York City

Jesse Drakes t; Lester Young ts; Earl Knight or Horace Silver p; Gene Ramey b; Connie Kay d
2. Up ‘N Adam (Young) 6:25
3. I Can’t Get Started (Duke-Gershwin) 7:02
4. Lester Leaps In (Young) 6:00

July 11, 1953
Lester Young Band
Birdland, New York City

Jesse Drakes t; Lester Young ts; Earl Knight or Horace Silver p; Gene Ramey b; Connie Kay d
5. Lullaby of Birdland (Theme) (George Shearing) / Indiana (Hanley-MacDonald) 6:18
6. In A Little Spanish Town (Lewis-Wayne-Young) 7:42
7. D Flat Blues With A Bridge (Young) 6:40

March 3, 1953 (?)
Jazz At The Philharmonic
Salle Pleyel, Paris, France

Lester Young ts, Ella Fitzgerald voc; others unknown
8. Lester Leaps In (Young) 3:01
Unknown date and place 1952/1953, possibly from the March 3, 1953 broadcast.

February 1956
Lester Young with unknown band
unknown place, tv show

Lester Young ts; others unknown
9. Pennies From Heaven (Johnston-Burke) 2:08
Probably recorded in Paris, October 12, 1956 (handwritten on photocopy of 16CD set discography)



4 comments:

ubu said...

dl-links:

http://rapidshare.com/files/71464015/PrezLive_CD11.rar

http://rapidshare.com/files/71469309/PrezLive_CD12.rar

http://rapidshare.com/files/71476129/PrezLive_CD13.rar

fabianbass said...

very appreciated work ubu!! thx

Bob said...

Thanks UBU!Most Appreciated!!Maintaining can be difficult at times I know. Happy Holidays!!

J said...

thanks for the great posts