CD Live At Birdland [Remaster] (CD 1158725),
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Live At Birdland [Remaster]

  • 1. Oh, Lady Be Good
    2. Foggy Day, A
    3. In a Little Spanish Town
    4. Lester Leaps In
    5. Theme: Lullaby of Birdland
    6. Announcement
    7. Lester Leaps In
    8. Announcement
    9. Polka Dots and Moonbeams
    10. Up 'N Adam
    11. In a Little Spanish Town
    12. Theme: Lullaby of Birdland
    13. Announcement
    14. Three Little Words
    15. Announcer & Lester Young Speak
    16. These Foolish Things
    17. Announcement
    18. Blues in G
    19. Tea For Two
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): ESP-4040

  • Credits
    ProducerMichael D. Anderson; Michael D. Anderson (Compilation)
    EngineerMichael D. Anderson

    Personnel: Lester Young, John Lewis, Gene Ramey, Jo Jones.
    Recorded in January, 1951.
    Personnel: Don Ferrara, Jesse Jakes (trumpet); Bill Triglia, Horace Silver (piano); Franklin Skeete, Gene Ramey (bass guitar); Lee Abrams, Gus Johnson (drums).
    Originally released in 1951, LIVE AT BIRDLAND got gussied up with digital remastering and released on CD in 2007. Taken from a series of broadcasts recorded at New York City's famous Birdland jazz club, LIVE finds Lester Young playing with the Count Basie Orchestra, the Steve Allen House Band, trumpeter Jesse Drake, pianist Earl Knight, and others. The track list includes "Oh, Lady Be Good," "Lester Leaps In," and "These Foolish Things," with Prez's smooth, lyrical tenor holding court throughout.

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