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Lester Young Trio

  • 1. Back to the Land
    2. I Cover the Waterfront - (Take One)
    3. I Cover the Waterfront - (Take Two)
    4. Somebody Loves Me
    5. I've Found a New Baby
    6. Man I Love, The
    7. Peg O' My Heart
    8. I Want to Be Happy
    9. Mean to Me
    10. Back to the Land
    11. I've Found a New Baby
    12. Rosetta
    13. Sweet Lorraine
    14. Blowed and Gone
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 521650

  • Credits
    ProducerNorman Granz

    Personnel includes: Lester Young, Dexter Gordon (tenor saxophone); Harry "Sweets" Edison (trumpet); Nat "King" Cole (piano); Red Callender, Johnny Miller (bass); Buddy Rich, Clifford "Juicy" Owens (drums).
    Recorded between 1943 and 1946 in Los Angeles, California. Includes liner notes by Bill Kirchner.
    Digitally remastered by Phil Schaap.
    Personnel: Lester Young (tenor saxophone).
    Recording information: Los Angeles, CA (??/1943-04/1946).
    Lester Young's significance in jazz is not hard to gauge. His playing influenced almost every saxophonist that came after him. On this release, we hear Young teamed up with two other jazz legends, drummer Buddy Rich and Nat "King" Cole on piano. Following 10 tracks by this unique trio, we are treated to four additional tunes as performed by a sextet led by Young.
    The trio portion of this album is especially lush and intriguing, featuring wonderful renditions of Young's original, "Back to the Land," Gershwin's "The Man I Love," and a duet version of the gorgeous ballad, "Peg O' My Heart" (Rich had gone out to get something to eat). Cole's intimate piano style wonderfully complements Young's light, airy tone and unorthodox phrasing, and Rich, known for a flashy approach, plays quite sensitively here, using brushes on most tunes. Highlights on LESTER YOUNG TRIO include "I Want To Be Happy" and "I've Found a New Baby," the latter of which features the sextet in swinging form.

  • Critic Reviews
    Q (8/94, p.131) - 3 Stars - Good - "'s wonderful music..."
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