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The Complete Aladdin Recordings (Bonus Track Version)

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Download links and information about The Complete Aladdin Recordings (Bonus Track Version) by Lester Young. This album was released in 1995 and it belongs to Jazz genres. It contains 48 tracks with total duration of 02:37:27 minutes.

Artist: Lester Young
Release date: 1995
Genre: Jazz
Tracks: 48
Duration: 02:37:27
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Tracks

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No. Title Length
1. Indiana 4:53
2. I Can't Get Started 4:55
3. Tea for Two 4:48
4. Body and Soul 5:10
5. D. B. Blues 3:00
6. Lester Blows Again 2:32
7. These Foolish Things 3:10
8. Jumpin' At Mesner's 2:45
9. It's Only a Paper Moon 3:05
10. After You've Gone 2:42
11. Lover Come Back to Me 2:37
12. Jammin' With Lester 3:03
13. You're Driving Me Crazy 3:06
14. New Lester Leaps In 2:57
15. Lester's Be Bop Boogie 3:13
16. She's Funny That Way 3:20
17. Sunday 2:24
18. S. M. Blues 3:01
19. Jumpin' With Symphony Sid 3:11
20. No Eyes Blues 3:00
21. Sax-O-Be-Bop 2:53
22. On the Sunny Side of the Street 2:58
23. One O'clock Jump 2:38
24. Jumpin' At the Woodside 2:57
25. Movin' With Lester 3:09
26. Easy Does It 2:33
27. Easy Does It (Alternate Take) 2:28
28. I'm Confessin' 2:31
29. Lester Smooths It Out 2:54
30. Just Cooling 2:59
31. Tea for Two (No.2) 3:08
32. East of the Sun 3:09
33. The Sheik of Araby 2:31
34. Something to Remember You By 2:44
35. Untitled Instrumental 3:13
36. Please Let Me Forget 3:09
37. He Don't Love Me Anymore 2:51
38. Pleasing Man Blues 3:06
39. See See Rider 2:49
40. It's Better to Give Than Receive 2:55
41. Back to the Land (Bonus Track) 3:55
42. I Cover the Waterfront (Bonus Track) 4:04
43. Somebody Loves Me (Bonus Track) 3:54
44. I've Found a New Baby (Bonus Track) 4:05
45. The Man I Love (Bonus Track) 4:51
46. Peg O'my Heart (Bonus Track) 4:05
47. I Want to Be Happy (Bonus Track) 3:58
48. Mean to Me (Bonus Track) 4:08

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Although it has often been written that cool-toned tenor saxophonist Lester Young's experiences with racism in the military during 1944-1945 so scarred him that he never played at the same musical level as he had previously, the music on this essential two-CD reissue disproves that theory. It is true that his attitude toward life was affected and Young became somewhat self-destructive, but his postwar solos rank with the greatest work of his career. This two-fer, which has four selections from 1942 in which Young is heard in a trio with pianist Nat King Cole and bassist Red Callender and a rare 1945 session headed by singer Helen Humes (including a previously unknown instrumental "Riffin' Without Helen"), is mostly taken up with Young's very enjoyable 1945-1948 small-group dates. Highlights include "D.B. Blues," "Jumpin' with Symphony Sid" (which was a minor hit), "Sunday," and "New Lester Leaps In," among many others. Minor errors aside (trumpeter Snooky Young is left out of the personnel listing for the Humes date and Young's final Aladdin session is from 1948, not 1947), this is a well-conceived and brilliant set filled with exciting performances by one of the true greats of jazz.