Lester Young With The Oscar Peterson Trio

Lester Young With The Oscar Peterson Trio

by Lester Young

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Defying what has become conventional wisdom, tenor saxophonist Lester Young cut some of his greatest recordings in the 1950s -- that is, when he was reasonably healthy. On this wonderful effort with pianist Oscar Peterson, guitarist Barney Kessel, bassist Ray Brown, and drummer J.C. Heard, Prez performs definitive versions of "Just You, Just Me" and "Tea for Two," and plays a string of concise but memorable ballad renditions: "On the Sunny Side of the Street," "Almost Like Being in Love," "I Can't Give You Anything But Love," "There Will Never Be Another You," and "I'm Confessin'." This is essential music from a jazz legend. [Some reissues augment the original dozen songs with a version of the good-humored "It Takes Two to Tango," which features Young's only recorded vocals, plus a rather unnecessary false start (on "I Can't Get Started," ironically), along with some studio chatter.]

Product Details

Release Date: 06/24/1997
Label: Polygram Records
UPC: 0731452145123
catalogNumber: 521451
Rank: 11945

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Lester Young   Primary Artist,Tenor Saxophone,Vocals
Barney Kessel   Guitar
Oscar Peterson   Piano,Track Performer
Ray Brown   Bass
J.C. Heard   Drums

Technical Credits

Oscar Peterson   Composer
Lester Young   Composer
Jimmy McHugh   Composer
Norman Granz   Producer
Dorothy Fields   Composer
Jesse Greer   Composer
Raymond Klages   Composer
Ballard MacDonald   Composer
J. Neiburg   Composer
Ellis Reynolds   Composer
Harry Link   Composer
Jack Strachey   Composer
Holt Marvell   Composer
Doc Daugherty   Composer
Matteo Piazza   Liner Notes
James Hanley   Composer

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