Laughin' to Keep from Cryin'
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||Salute to Benny||Lester Young||8:32||Album Only||View In iTunes|
||They Can't Take That Away from Me||Lester Young||6:02||1,29 €||View In iTunes|
||Romping||Lester Young||11:42||Album Only||View In iTunes|
||Gypsy in My Soul||Lester Young||4:14||1,29 €||View In iTunes|
||Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone||Lester Young||6:11||1,29 €||View In iTunes|
||Ballad Medley: The Very Thought of You / I Want a Little Girl / Blue and Sentimental||Lester Young||6:38||1,29 €||View In iTunes|
||Mean to Me (1958 Version)||Lester Young||6:58||1,29 €||View In iTunes|
One of tenor-saxophonist Lester Young's final studio sessions (he died a year later), this date apparently had a lot of difficulties but the recorded results are excellent. Prez was joined by two great swing trumpeters (Roy Eldridge and Harry "Sweets" Edison) and a fine rhythm section for two standards, two originals and the ballad "Gypsy in My Soul." Young takes rare clarinet solos on two of the selections with his emotional statement on "They Can't Take That Away from Me" being one of the highpoints of his career.
Born: 27 August 1909 in Woodville, MS
Years Active: '30s, '40s, '50s