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Centennial Celebration: Lester Young


Download links and information about Centennial Celebration: Lester Young by Lester Young. This album was released in 2009 and it belongs to Jazz, Bop genres. It contains 10 tracks with total duration of 01:00:44 minutes.

Artist: Lester Young
Release date: 2009
Genre: Jazz, Bop
Tracks: 10
Duration: 01:00:44
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No. Title Length
1. Jumpin' With Symphony Sid 5:26
2. Tea for Two (Live In Washington, D.C.) 5:45
3. I Can't Get Started (Live In Washington, D.C.) 3:33
4. Pennies from Heaven (Live At Olivia Davis's Patio Lounge) 6:21
5. I'm Confessin' (That I Love You) 6:13
6. Oh Lady, Be Good (Live At Olivia Davis's Patio Lounge) 7:21
7. Just You, Just Me (Live At Olivia's Patio Lounge) 7:06
8. Undecided (Live In Frankfurt) (featuring Roy Eldridge, Flip Phillips, Hank Jones, Max Roach, Ray Brown) 11:53
9. I Cover the Waterfront 2:51
10. Lester Leaps In (Mislabeled As "Up-N Adam") 4:15



Lester Young (1909-1959), one of the most important saxophonists in jazz history, is best known for his work in Count Basie’s band and his extraordinary collaborations with Billie Holiday. Centennial Celebration captures Young shining brightly in live performances from the ‘50s. The tenor master had a cool, laid-back tone, and by the time of these recordings, his influence had spread far and wide. The album’s first seven tracks capture a 1956 run at Olivia Davis’s Patio Lounge in Washington D.C., and Young, who is backed by a solid local trio, is super-fine. The album kicks off with a spirited version of the Young original, “Jumpin’ With Symphony Sid.” Things wrap up with “Just You, Just Me,” a song that displays Young's deliciously smooth sound. The uptempo “Undecided,” a 1952 cut recorded in Germany, features a hard-swinging band that includes trumpeter Roy Eldridge, pianist Hank Jones, and drummer Max Roach. The album closes with a great slow/fast pairing: “I Cover the Waterfront" and "Lester Leaps In,” tracks that showcase Young and the Oscar Peterson Quartet at a Hartford, Connecticut gig in 1953.