Ultimate Lester Young
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||I've Found a New Baby (1946 Version)||Buddy Rich, Lester Young & Nat "King" Cole||4:07||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Pennies from Heaven (1955 Version)||Lester Young & Oscar Peterson||5:18||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||I Didn't Know What Time It Was (1956 Version)||Lester Young||10:05||Album Only||View In iTunes|
||The Man I Love||Buddy Rich, Lester Young & Nat "King" Cole||4:51||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Just You, Just Me||Lester Young & Oscar Peterson||7:41||Album Only||View In iTunes|
||Mean to Me (1955 Version)||Lester Young & Oscar Peterson||7:17||Album Only||View In iTunes|
||All of Me||Lester Young||5:10||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Somebody Loves Me (1946 Version)||Buddy Rich, Lester Young & Nat "King" Cole||3:56||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Lester Leaps Again||Lester Young & The Kansas City Seven||4:27||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||That's All (Master Take)||Harry Edison, Lester Young & Oscar Peterson||4:37||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||I Want to Be Happy||Buddy Rich, Lester Young & Nat "King" Cole||3:56||$0.99||View In iTunes|
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 "Sometimes I'm Happy," "Love You Madly," "In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning," "Blues for Big Scotia," "Mumbles" and "Chicago."
Born: August 27, 1909 in Woodville, MS
Years Active: '30s, '40s, '50s