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The Complete Lester Young Studio Sessions On Verve

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Download links and information about The Complete Lester Young Studio Sessions On Verve by Lester Young. This album was released in 1999 and it belongs to Jazz genres. It contains 142 tracks with total duration of 10:23:10 minutes.

Artist: Lester Young
Release date: 1999
Genre: Jazz
Tracks: 142
Duration: 10:23:10
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No. Title Length
1. Back to the Land (featuring Nat *) 3:58
2. I Cover the Waterfront (12" Version) (featuring Nat *) 3:51
3. I Cover the Waterfront (Master Take) (featuring Nat *) 4:04
4. Somebody Loves Me (1946 Version) (featuring Nat *) 3:54
5. I've Found a New Baby (1946 Version) (featuring Nat *) 4:05
6. The Man I Love (featuring Nat *) 4:51
7. Peg O' My Heart (featuring Nat *) 4:05
8. I Want to Be Happy (featuring Nat *) 3:58
9. Mean to Me (1946 Version) 4:13
10. Too Marvelous for Words (78 RPM Take) 3:00
11. Too Marvelous for Words (LP Take) 3:02
12. 'Deed I Do 3:17
13. Encore 3:09
14. Polka Dots and Moonbeams 3:41
15. Up 'N' Adam 3:50
16. Three Little Words (1950 Version) 3:19
17. Count Every Star (Master Take) 3:01
18. Count Every Star (Alternate Take (False Start)) 3:12
19. It All Depends On You 3:23
20. Neenah (Alternate Take 1) 3:09
21. Neenah (Alternate Take 2) 2:18
22. Neenah (Master Take) 3:26
23. Jeepers, Creepers 3:07
24. Thou Swell (U.S. 78 RPM Take) 2:55
25. Thou Swell (Canada 78 RPM Take) 2:57
26. September in the Rain 3:08
27. Undercover Girl Blues 2:44
28. Frenesi 3:01
29. Pete's Cafe 3:36
30. Little Pee Blues 2:42
31. A Foggy Day 2:52
32. In a Little Spanish Town 3:14
33. Let's Fall in Love 2:57
34. Down 'N' Adam 2:57
35. Lester Swings 2:33
36. Slow Motion Blues 2:58
37. Ad Lib Blues (featuring The Oscar Peterson Trio) 5:52
38. Just You, Just Me (featuring The Oscar Peterson Trio) 7:39
39. Tea for Two (1952 Version) (featuring The Oscar Peterson Trio) 7:45
40. Indiana (1952 Version) (featuring The Oscar Peterson Trio) 7:04
41. These Foolish Things 3:27
42. I Can't Get Started (1952 Master Take (False Start)) (featuring Oscar Peterson) 4:30
43. Stardust (featuring The Oscar Peterson Trio) 3:38
44. It Takes Two to Tango (featuring The Oscar Peterson Trio) 6:06
45. On the Sunny Side of the Street (featuring The Oscar Peterson Trio) 3:27
46. Almost Like Being in Love (1952 Version) (featuring The Oscar Peterson Trio) 3:34
47. I Can't Give You Anything but Love (featuring The Oscar Peterson Trio) 3:23
48. There Will Never Be Another You (1952 Version) (featuring The Oscar Peterson Trio) 3:29
49. I'm Confessin' (featuring The Oscar Peterson Trio) 3:44
50. Willow Weep for Me 3:09
51. This Can't Be Love 3:24
52. Can't We Be Friends? 3:10
53. Tenderly 3:29
54. New D. B. Blues (1953 Version) 3:21
55. Jumpin' at the Woodside 3:04
56. I Can't Believe That You're in Love with Me 3:13
57. Oh, Lady, Be Good! (1953 Version) 3:30
58. Another Mambo 3:39
59. Come Rain or Come Shine 3:12
60. Rose Room 4:11
61. Somebody Loves Me (1954 Version) 4:58
62. Touch Me Again (also Issued As "Kiss Me Again") 5:17
63. It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) 4:30
64. I'm in the Mood for Love 3:32
65. Big Top Blues 4:49
66. Mean to Me (1955 Version) (featuring Oscar Peterson, Harry Edison, Buck Clayton) 7:39
67. That's All (Alternate Take) (featuring Oscar Peterson) 4:40
68. That's All (Master Take) (featuring Oscar Peterson, Harry Edison, Buck Clayton) 4:44
69. Red Boy Blues (featuring Oscar Peterson, Harry Edison, Buck Clayton) 5:33
70. Pennies from Heaven (1955 Version) (featuring Oscar Peterson, Harry Edison, Buck Clayton) 5:24
71. She's Funny That Way (Breakdown Take) (featuring Oscar Peterson) 3:28
72. She's Funny That Way (Master Take) (featuring Oscar Peterson, Harry Edison, Buck Clayton) 8:52
73. One O'Clock Jump (Master Take With False Start) (featuring Oscar Peterson) 5:37
74. It's the Talk of the Town (Master Take With False Start) (featuring Oscar Peterson, Harry Edison, Buck Clayton) 6:32
75. I've Found a New Baby (Master Take With False Start) (featuring Oscar Peterson) 6:01
76. I Guess I'll Have to Change My Plan 9:25
77. I Didn't Know What Time It Was (1956 Version) 10:01
78. Gigantic Blues 6:50
79. This Years Kisses 6:45
80. You Can Depend On Me 9:03
81. Pres Returns 6:22
82. Prisoner of Love 7:38
83. Taking a Chance On Love 5:09
84. All of Me 5:08
85. Louise 5:16
86. Love Is Here to Stay (1956 Version) 6:28
87. Love Me or Leave Me 6:46
88. St. Tropez (Alternate Take) (featuring Oscar Peterson) 7:28
89. St. Tropez (Master Take) (featuring Oscar Peterson) 10:38
90. Flic (featuring Oscar Peterson) 6:31
91. Ballad Medley: a Ghost of a Chance/I Cover the Waterfront (featuring Oscar Peterson) 5:52
92. Love Is Here to Stay (1957 Version) (featuring Oscar Peterson) 5:53
93. Sunday (Rejected Version) (featuring Oscar Peterson) 5:39
94. Perdido (Incomplete Take) (featuring Oscar Peterson) 6:37
95. Waldorf Blues (Alternate Take) 6:53
96. Waldorf Blues (Master Take) 8:36
97. Sunday (Master Take) 7:02
98. You're Getting to Be a Habit with Me (Alternate Take) 7:40
99. You're Getting to Be a Habit with Me (Master Take) 5:28
100. Romping 11:41
101. Gypsy in My Soul 4:13
102. Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone 6:01
103. They Can't Take That Away from Me 6:00
104. Salute to Benny 8:32
105. Ballad Medley: the Very Thought of You/I Want a Little Girl/Blue and Sentimental 6:36
106. Mean to Me (1958 Version) 7:00
107. I Didn't Know What Time It Was (1959 Version) 4:19
108. Oh, Lady, Be Good! (1959 Version) 3:35
109. Almost Like Being in Love (1959 Version) 3:59
110. Three Little Words (1959 Version) 4:17
111. I Cover the Waterfront (1959 Version) 3:47
112. I Can't Get Started (1959 Version) 3:10
113. Indiana (1959 Version) 2:46
114. Pennies from Heaven (1959 Version) 3:19
115. New D. B. Blues (1959 Version) 3:13
116. Lullaby of Birdland 3:42
117. There Will Never Be Another You (1959 Version) 3:37
118. Tea for Two (1959 Version) 3:38
119. Early Life (Interview) 3:47
120. After New Orleans (Interview) 1:54
121. Pres's Instruments (Interview) 5:54
122. Count Basie (Interview) 1:41
123. Racial Tension (Interview) 2:16
124. Influences (Interview) 2:33
125. Composing and Reading Music (Interview) 5:16
126. Recordings: Clarinet Dates (Interview) 2:55
127. Lady Day and Nobody's Business (Interview) 2:44
128. Philosophy On Music I (Interview) 1:18
129. Younger Saxophonists (Interview) 1:50
130. Basie Then and Now (Interview) 2:07
131. Debunking (Interview) 1:37
132. Philosophy On Music II (Interview) 1:44
133. Pres's Sound: Sitting in with Fletcher Henderson (Interview) 2:28
134. Joining Henderson (Interview) 3:29
135. Early Pres: Oliver, Bronson, Basie (Interview) 1:13
136. Coleman Hawkins and Henderson (Interview) 1:25
137. Billie Holiday (Interview) 1:38
138. Recording Techniques (Interview) 2:00
139. Pres's Favorite Singers (Interview) 1:39
140. Philosophy On Music Vis-A-Vis Other Tenor Players (Interview) 2:59
141. Records New and Old (Interview) 2:12
142. Mahalia Jackson (Interview) 0:55

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All too often, jazz critics have promoted the myth that Lester Young's playing went way downhill after World War II — that the seminal tenor man was so emotionally wounded by the racism he suffered in the military in 1944-1945 that he could no longer play as well as he had in the '30s and early '40s. To be sure, Young went through hell in the military, and his painful experiences took their toll in the form of alcohol abuse, severe depression, and various health problems. But despite Young's mental decline, he was still a fantastic soloist. This eight-CD set, which gathers most of the studio recordings that he made for Norman Granz's Clef, Norgran, and Verve labels from 1946-1959, underscores the fact that much of his postwar output was superb. At its worst, this collection is at least decent, but the Pres truly excels on sessions with Nat "King" Cole and Buddy Rich in 1946, Oscar Peterson and Barney Kessel in 1952, Roy Eldridge and Teddy Wilson in 1956, and Harry "Sweets" Edison in 1957. Disc 8 contains two recorded interviews with the saxman — one conducted by Chris Albertson in 1958 for WCAU radio in Philadelphia, the other by French jazz enthusiast Francois Postif in Paris on February 6, 1959 (only five or six weeks before Young's death on March 15 of that year). The contrast between the fascinating interviews is striking; in Philly, Young is polite and soft-spoken, whereas in Paris, the effects of the alcohol are hard to miss. Sounding intoxicated and using profanity liberally, Young candidly tells Postif about everything from his experiences with racism to his associations with Billie Holiday and Count Basie. But as much as the set has going for it, The Complete Lester Young Studio Sessions on Verve isn't for novices, casual listeners, or those who are budget-minded (Verve's suggested retail price in the U.S. was $144). Collectors are the ones who will find this CD to be a musical feast.