Lester Young: Standards (Great Songs/Great Performances)
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||Stardust||Lester Young & Oscar Peterson Trio||3:33||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||I Cover the Waterfront (Take Two)||Lester Young, Nat King Cole & Buddy Rich||4:02||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Oh Lady, Be Good!||Lester Young||3:32||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Love Is Here to Stay||Lester Young||6:25||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Almost Like Being In Love||Lester Young & Oscar Peterson Trio||3:32||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Tenderly||Lester Young||3:26||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Come Rain or Come Shine||Lester Young||3:09||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||They Can't Take That Away from Me||Lester Young||5:57||$0.99||View in iTunes|
Verve's Standards: Great Songs/Great Performances contains previously released tracks taken from Lester Young's stint with the label. Aimed at the casual listener, the eight tunes include such classics as "They Can't Take That Away from Me," "Oh Lady, Be Good!" "Stardust," and the second take of "I Cover the Waterfront" from a 1946 session with Nat Cole and Buddy Rich. The highlights presented here should be enough to keep the novice jazz listener interested in searching out more material, especially Lester Swings, 13 tunes culled from the massive eight-disc box set Complete Lester Young Studio Sessions on Verve.
Born: August 27, 1909 in Woodville, MS
Years Active: '30s, '40s, '50s