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Ultimate Lester Young


Download links and information about Ultimate Lester Young by Lester Young. This album was released in 1998 and it belongs to Jazz genres. It contains 11 tracks with total duration of 01:01:25 minutes.

Artist: Lester Young
Release date: 1998
Genre: Jazz
Tracks: 11
Duration: 01:01:25
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No. Title Length
1. I've Found a New Baby (1946 Version) (featuring Nat *) 4:07
2. Pennies from Heaven (1955 Version) (featuring Oscar Peterson, Harry Edison, Buck Clayton) 5:18
3. I Didn't Know What Time It Was (1956 Version) 10:05
4. The Man I Love (featuring Nat *) 4:51
5. Just You, Just Me (featuring The Oscar Peterson Trio) 7:41
6. Mean to Me (1955 Version) (featuring Oscar Peterson, Harry Edison, Buck Clayton) 7:17
7. All of Me 5:10
8. Somebody Loves Me (1946 Version) (featuring Nat *) 3:56
9. Lester Leaps Again (featuring The Kansas City Seven) 4:27
10. That's All (Master Take) (featuring Oscar Peterson, Harry Edison, Buck Clayton) 4:37
11. I Want to Be Happy (featuring Nat *) 3:56



Although serious fans and collectors will have little use for the disc, Ultimate Lester Young is a solid collection of 12 highlights from the saxophonist's Verve recordings as selected by Wayne Shorter. For the curious neophyte, the disc offers a good overview of Young's time at the label, featuring the saxophonist in a variety of different settings, including combos with Harry "Sweets" Edison, Oscar Peterson, Buddy Rich, Nat King Cole, Roy Eldridge, and Count Basie. Certainly, the disc should be thought of as an introduction, not the final word, but on that level it works very well. Among the featured numbers are "Pennies from Heaven" and "Lester Leaps Again."