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Coleman Hawkins/Lester YoungColeman Hawkins/Lester Young ... LP
Zim, Mid 40s. Very Good+ ... $5.99
Includes Lester Young recordings from 1946 with Nat Cole on piano, Oscar Moore on guitar, Johnny Miller on bass, and Buddy Rich on drums, plus his quartet with Kenny Kersey on piano, Billy Hadnott on baritone, and Rossiere Shadow Wilson on drums; and Coleman Hawkins recordings from 1945 and 1946, with his quintet and quartet, with Howard McGhee on trumpet, Charles Thompson on piano, Oscar Pettiford on bass, and Denzil Best on drums; and the Jubilee All Stars with Irving Ashby on guitar. LP, Vinyl record album
(70s issue. Cover has bumped corners.)

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Coleman Hawkins/Lester Young/Ben WebsterBig Three (Doctor Jazz) ... LP
Doctor Jazz, Mid 40s. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Includes "I Got It Bad And That Ain't Good", "Spang", "Frog & Mule" and a few more by Webster, "Lover Come Back To Me" and "Blues Changes" by Hawkins, and "I'm Fer It Too", "I Got Rhythm", and "Hello Babe" by Young. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a promo stamp.)

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Sarah Vaughan/Lester YoungOne Night Stand – The Town Hall Concert 1947 ... CD
Blue Note, 1947. Used ... $2.99
Tracks include "Just You, Just Me", "Sunday", "I Cover The Waterfront", "Lester's Bebop Boogie", "The Man I Love", and "I Cried For You". 16 tracks total. CD
(Out of print.)

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Lester YoungAmbrosia Presents Lester Young The President Vol 2 ... LP
Ambrosia, Early 1950s. Near Mint- ... $6.99 9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Lester YoungBlue Lester ... CD
Savoy, Mid 40s. Used ... $6.99
A great little 12 track LP that compiles some of Lester Young's small combo work for Savoy – featuring backing by players that include Count Basie, Freddie Green, Shadow Wilson, Cozy Cole, Roy Haynes, and Junior Mance. Titles include "June Bug", "Blue Lester", "Blues N Bells", "Basie English", "Jump Lester Jump", and "Ding Dong" – and the album comes with a great cover image! CD
(Out of print. Sealed, includes Savoy Jazz obi!)

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Lester YoungBlue Lester ... CD
Savoy (Japan), Mid 40s. Used ... $14.99 19.99
A great little 15 track CD that compiles some of Lester Young's small combo work for Savoy – featuring backing by players that include Count Basie, Freddie Green, Shadow Wilson, Cozy Cole, Roy Haynes, and Junior Mance. Titles include "June Bug", "Blue Lester", "Blues N Bells", "Basie English", "Jump Lester Jump", and "Ding Dong" – and the album comes with a great cover image! CD
(Out of print, includes obi!)

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Lester YoungComplete 1936 to 1951 Small Group Sessions Vol 1 – 1936 to 1942 ... CD
Blue Moon (Spain), Late 30s/Early 40s. Used ... $9.99
Featuring Count Basie, Jo Jones, Buck Clayton, Freddie Green, and Nat King Cole. CD
(Out of print and sealed.)

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Lester YoungComplete 1936 to 1951 Small Group Sessions Vol 3 – 1944 to 1946 ... CD
Blue Moon (Spain), 1940s. Used ... $6.99
Features Count Basie, Dod Marmarosa, Howard McGhee, and Nat King Cole! CD
(Sealed copy.)

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Lester YoungComplete 1936 to 1951 Small Group Sessions Vol 4 – 1946 to 1949 ... CD
Blue Moon (Spain), Late 40s. Used ... $14.99
... CD
(Out of print, still sealed!)

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Lester YoungComplete Lester Young – Essential Keynote Collection 1 ... CD
Keynote/Nippon (Japan), 1943. Used ... $1.99
Music from the Lester Young quartet and the Kansas City Seven. CD
(1987 pressing – made in Japan)

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Lester YoungComplete Lester Young Studio Sessions On Verve (8CD set) ... CD
Verve/Polygram, 1950s. Used 8 CDs ... $59.99
Essential stuff! This set collects all of Pres' studio sessions for Norman Granz and Verve and features John Lewis, Buddy Rich, Nat King Cole, Teddy Wilson, Roy Eldridge, Oscar Peterson, and Barney Kessel. The whole thing is comes in a cool hardbound, accordion fold package and includes a great 100 page book packed with great photos, notes, and essays. CD
(3" razor mark on back cover, otherwise in great shape.)

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Lester YoungDefinite Lester Young Vol 2 ... LP
Verve (Germany), Early 1950s. Near Mint- ... $24.99 29.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mid 60s issue. Cover has light wear and aging, a bit of pen in back, and is bent a bit at the bottom corners.)

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Lester YoungGreat Lester Young – Vol 2 ... LP
Aladdin/Imperial, Late 40s. Very Good+ ... $5.99
Great early work from Lester Young – an Imperial Records collection of early material from the 78rpm days of Aladdin Records! The work is a great bridge between swing and pop – and Lester Young's tone is superb throughout – on titles that include "One O'Clock Jump", "Easy Does It", "East Of The Sun", "No Eyes Blues", "The Sheik Of Araby", "Confessin' That I Love You", "Something To Remember You By", "On The Sunny Side Of The Street", "Jumpin' At Mesners", "It's Only A Paper Moon", "Lover Come Back To Me" and "Jumpin' With Symphony Sid". LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 60s mono pressing in the textured cover, with light wear, some aging, and a small index label in back.)

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Lester YoungJammin' The Blues ... CD
Definitive (Spain), Mid 40s-Early 50s. Used ... $8.99
Titles include "Midnight Symphony", "DB Blues", "The Man I Love", "Blues For Marvin", "Sweet Georgia Brown", and "I Got Rhythm". CD

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Lester YoungJazz Giants ... CD
Verve, 1956. Used ... $2.99
A beautiful session from the mid 50s, and on that's very much in the classic imprint of the Verve label. Norman Granz pulls together some of the bigger post-swing players of the day – like Young, Eldridge, Freddie Green, Jo Jones, Teddy Wilson, and others – and has them run through beautifully mellow versions of standards like "I Guess I'll Have To Change My Plan", "This Year's Kisses", "You Can Depend On Me", and "I Didn't Know What Time It Was". Nice and open-ended! CD
(Out of print.)

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Lester YoungJazz Immortal Series Vol 2 ... CD
Savoy, 1950. Used ... $5.99
Nice small combo work from Lester Young – recorded with the obscure Jessie Drakes on trumpet! Titles include "Lester Warms Up", "Body & Soul", "Up & Atom", "Lester's Blues No 2", and "How High The Moon". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Jazz Immortal Series Vol 2 ... LP 13.99

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Lester YoungJazz Immortal Series Vol 2 ... LP
Savoy, Late 40s. Very Good+ ... $13.99 16.99
Nice small combo work from Lester Young – recorded with the obscure Jessie Drakes on trumpet! Titles include "Lester Warms Up", "Body & Soul", "Up & Atom", "Lester's Blues No 2", and "How High The Moon". LP, Vinyl record album
(Maroon label pressing.)
Also available Jazz Immortal Series Vol 2 ... CD 5.99

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Lester YoungKansas City Sessions ... CD
GRP, 1938/1944. Used ... $2.99
Great ensemble material recorded for the Commodore label in New York – with Lester Young on tenor sax and clarinet, Buck Clayton on trumpet, Freddie Green on guitar, Joe Bushkin on piano, Walter Page on bass, and Jo Jones on drums. 22 tracks in all, including lots of alternate takes. CD
(Booklet has a clear promo sticker, barcode has a cutout mark.)

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Lester YoungKansas City Six With Lester Young – Complete Session ... LP
Commodore, 1944. Sealed ... $6.99
Features John Simmons on bass, Jo Jones on drums, Joe Bushkin on piano, Dicky Wells on trombone, and Bill Coleman on trumpet. LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 80s issue, still sealed in clean shrink.)

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Lester YoungLester Young In Washington DC 1956 Vol 1 ... CD
Pablo/OJC, 1956. Used ... $3.99 5.99
Features Young on tenor – with Bill Potts on piano, Norman Williams on bass, and Jim Lucht on drums. CD
(Out of print.)

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Lester YoungLester Young Memorial (aka The Immortal Lester Young/Master's Touch) ... LP
Savoy, Late 40s. Very Good+ ... $7.99
A 60s album that brings together sides recorded by Young in earlier years for Savoy – put together as a "memorial" album after his death. Players include Junior Mance, Roy Haynes, Freddie Green, Count Basie, Shadow Wilson, Buddy Tate, and Joe Newman – and most of the material's in a small group swing style. Titles include "Ding Dong", "Ghost Of A Chance", "Crazy Over Jazz", and "Basie English". LP, Vinyl record album
(Maroon label pressing.)

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Lester YoungLester Young Story Vol 4 – Lester Leaps In ... LP
Columbia, 1939. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $3.99
Great material from that pivotal year of 1939 – a time when Lester Young's horn set a tone for a whole new generation! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Lester YoungLester Young Trio ... CD
Verve/Polygram, 1946. Used ... $2.99
An early trio session by Lester Young – recorded with Buddy Rich on drums! The record also features an obscure pianist named "Aye Guy" – Nat King Cole under another name! Guy and Young trade lines in a very nicely relaxed format, and even though the record's mostly all standards, the group works well with the material. The one original track – "Back To The Land" – is a live improvised one, recorded in the studio with no overdubs – and other titles include "I've Found A New Baby", "I Cover The Waterfront", and "Somebody Loves Me". CD
(Out of print, BMG direct pressing. Early 90s Verve 50th Anniversary pressing.)

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✨✧ Lester YoungPres & Teddy (with bonus track) ... CD
Verve, 1956. Used ... $3.99
A classic session of mellow magic from tenorist Lester Young and pianist Teddy Wilson – both giants of jazz from an earlier generation, but maybe sounding even better here in a sublime Verve Records setting from the 50s! Young's tenor fronts the trio of Wilson – with Gene Ramey on bass and Joe Jones on drums – a somewhat unassuming group, which means that Lester's power really holds sway throughout – these magical solos that so easygoing they almost seem effortless – but which are filled with soul and imagination. Titles include "Love Me Or Leave Me", "All Of Me", "Prisoner Of Love", and "Love Is Here To Stay". Also features the bonus track "Pres Returns". CD

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Lester YoungPres (Charlie Parker) ... LP
Charlie Parker, Early 50s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $4.99 9.99
Rare live material from Lester Young – one of the first albums to offer up Pres in such a setting, although without some of the details and notes of other records of this nature! The vibe is definitely "live", and like some of the other Charlie Parker label releases, the record's a good document of a side of a key soloist in a setting that's different from his studio material – as the tunes are all quite long, and with a freer, looser sense of improvisation than on some of his studio sides. There's a trumpeter who gets in a lot of licks on the set (Roy Eldridge?) – and titles include "Destination Moon", "I Cover The Waterfront", "Sunday", "Lester Leaps In", and "Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono black label pressing, with deep groove. Gatefold cover has light wear, and some light staining on the bottom seam.)

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✨✧ Lester YoungPres (Verve) ... LP
Verve, 1950/1951. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
As beautiful an illustration of the genius of Lester Young as you could ever hope to find – tight, short small group numbers recorded with a keen focus on Young's amazing tone – all served up with beautiful sound throughout! The cover bills the set as being by Young and his orchestra, but the material's presented in a variety of different small group settings – with Verve regulars who include Ray Brown on bass, Hank Jones or John Lewis on piano, and Buddy Rich or Joe Jones on drums. There's no other horns on the date, so Lester's tenor is right out front on all numbers – and titles include "Little Pee Blues", "Neenah", "Thou Swell", "Up N Adam", "Encore", and "Frenesi". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s mono Japanese pressing – UMV 2672. Cover has light ringwear, edge wear, and a cutout notch.)

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Lester YoungPres/Pres Is Blue/Just You Just Me (3CD set) ... CD
Charlie Parker/Ultra Vybe (Japan), Early 50s. New Copy 3CDs ... $18.99 23.99
A trio of Charlie Parker label releases from Lester Young – all served up in a single package! First up is Pres – rare live material from Lester Young – one of the first albums to offer up Pres in such a setting, although without some of the details and notes of other records of this nature! The vibe is definitely "live", and like some of the other Charlie Parker label releases, the record's a good document of a side of a key soloist in a setting that's different from his studio material – as the tunes are all quite long, and with a freer, looser sense of improvisation than on some of his studio sides. There's a trumpeter who gets in a lot of licks on the set (Roy Eldridge?) – and titles include "Destination Moon", "I Cover The Waterfront", "Sunday", "Lester Leaps In", and "Blues". Pres Is Blue is a 60s album, but one that features early 50s material recorded at the Savoy in New York – a live date that features tenor genius Lester Young blowing with an unusual combo that includes Kenny Drew on piano, Aaron Bell on bass, and Jo Jones on drums – plus the lesser-known Jesse Drake on trumpet! The tunes are standards, but opened up by Lester with a heck of a lot of warmth – on titles that include "Stardust", "Mean To Me", "Pennies From Heaven", and "Three Little Words". Just You Just Me is late 40s live work from Lester Young, recorded right on the scene in New York, likely at the Royal Roost – and presented as one of those key bebop documents that came out on the Charlie Parker label in the 60s! As the rest of those, the approach here isn't that of Verve or Norgran, but is a great illustration of the artist at work on the scene – on titles that include "DB Blues", "Be Bop Boogie", "Just You Just Me", "I Cover The Waterfront", "Sunday", and "These Foolish Things". CD

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Lester YoungSwinging Lester Young ... LP
Score, Late 40s/1958. Very Good ... $11.99 19.99
A late 50s issue of some of Prez's early bop sides – mostly recorded in LA, with groups that include players like Dodo Marmarosa, Red Callender, Willie Smith, Curtis Counce, Howard McGhee, and Chico Hamilton. Tracks include "DB Blues", "Jumpin At Mesner's", "She's Funny That Way", "Lester Leaps In", and "SM Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Maroon label Score pressing with deep groove! Cover has a split spine, black tape on the top seam, light surface wear, spot of marker, notes in pen on the back.)

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Lester YoungYoung Lester Young ... LP
CBS (Netherlands), Late 30s. Sealed ... $14.99
Early material from Lester Young's 78rpm years – pressed up on a sweet import compilation! Features some especially nice tracks with Glenn Hardman on organ! LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 70s issue, still sealed with a cut corner, import sticker, and small sticker spot. Cover is lightly bent at the bottom right corner.)

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Lester Young & Count Basie With Kansas City SevenLady Be Good/Shoe Shine Swing ... 78 RPM
Blue Ace, 1940s. Very Good ... $4.99
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record
(Labels have light wear, spot of marker.)

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Lester Young/Chu Berry/Ben WebsterCommodore Years – The Tenor Sax ... LP
Atlantic, 1938/1941/1944. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $4.99 6.99
Includes Lester Young recordings with The Kansas City Six, Chu Berry with his Jazz Ensemble, and Ben Webster with Big Sid Catlett Quartet. LP, Vinyl record album
(70s issue. Cover has minimal wear.)

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✨✧ Lester Young/Coleman HawkinsClassic Tenors ... LP
Flying Dutchman, 1943. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $4.99
Different combos from three different dates – two with Coleman Hawkins and one with Lester Young! LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 70s issue. Cover has light ringwear, spots of gloss separation, and large white print blemishes.)

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Lester Young/Teddy WilsonPrez & Teddy (Jazz Giants 56/Pres & Teddy) ... LP
Verve (UK), Mid 50s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $9.99 11.99
A pair of Verve Classics – back to back on this UK album from the 70s! First up is Jazz Giants 56 – a timeless ensemble session from Verve Records! The feel here is almost in jam session mode, but perhaps a bit tighter – a group of all-star players from the mid-50s, with Lester Young on tenor, Roy Eldridge on trumpet, Vic Dickenson on trombone, Teddy Wilson on piano, and Freddie Green on guitar – a nice mix of generations and styles that really helps open up the sound of the record. Tracks are nice and long, taken in that open, solo-conscious Verve mode – and tunes include "I Guess I'll Have To Change My Plan", "This Year's Kisses", "You Can Depend On Me", and "I Didn't Know What Time It Was". Next is Pres & Teddy – a classic session of mellow magic from tenorist Lester Young and pianist Teddy Wilson – both giants of jazz from an earlier generation, but maybe sounding even better here in a sublime Verve Records setting from the 50s! Young's tenor fronts the trio of Wilson – with Gene Ramey on bass and Joe Jones on drums – a somewhat unassuming group, which means that Lester's power really holds sway throughout – these magical solos that so easygoing they almost seem effortless – but which are filled with soul and imagination. Titles include "Love Me Or Leave Me", "All Of Me", "Prisoner Of Love", and "Love Is Here To Stay". LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 70s issue. Cover has a small center split on the top seam.)

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✨✧ Charlie Parker & Lester YoungBird & Pres – The 1946 Concerts – Jazz At The Philharmonic ... LP
Verve, 1946. Sealed 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great 70s album, one that collects material from three historic Jazz At The Philharmonic Concerts in 1946 – with crucial solo work from the young Charlie Parker, as well as Lester Young – and other material from Dizzie Gillespie and Buck Clayton on trumpets, and Coleman Hawkins on tenor! Also features work from Willie Smith on alto, Charlie Ventura on tenor, Mel Powell and Arnold Ross on piano, and Irving Ashby on guitar. LP, Vinyl record album
(Still sealed with a promo stamp.)

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✨✧ Lester YoungLester Dreams – Legendary Recordings With Count Basie Combos 1936 to 1944 ... CD
Definitive (Spain), Late 30s/Early 40s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Legendary recordings with Count Basie combos. CD
(Out of print and sealed.)

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✨✧ Lester YoungLester Young Story (4CD set) ... CD
Proper (UK), 1930s/1940s. Used 4 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Includes 85 tracks and features Lester Young with Count Basie, Benny Goodman, Buck Clayton, Billie Holiday, Nat King Cole, Buddy Rich, and more! CD
(Includes slipcase and large booklet.)

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✨✧ Lester YoungLester Young With The Oscar Peterson Trio (aka President Plays With The Oscar Peterson Trio) ... CD
Verve/Universal, 1952. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Lester Young joins the Oscar Peterson trio – and the result is a classic meeting of the minds from early 50s Verve! Young's tone is tremendous throughout – that sharp-yet-cool style that had such a big influence on other 50s players, and which gets some great support here from Peterson's group, which also features guest guitar from Barney Kessel. Oscar's piano lines are a bit more forceful than usual – possibly because of the presence of Prez – and titles include "I Can't Get Started", "Ad Lib Blues", "Just You Just Me", "Two To Tango", "I'm Confessin", "There Will Never Be Another You", and "Almost Like Being In Love". CD
(1997 Verve Master Edition.)

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✨✧ Lester YoungLive At Birdland 1953 & 1956 ... CD
ESP, 1953/1956. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Two slices of live work by Lester Young – both of them featuring some nicely long performances! The first half of the set features Young at Birdland in 1953 – working with a great group that features Horace Silver on piano and Jesse Jakes on trumpet – recorded reasonably well, with some especially nice interplay between the horns. Young's solos snake out nicely, and Silver's piano makes for a very soulful groove on most numbers – almost a bit boppish at times. Titles include "In A Little Spanish Town", "A Foggy Day", "Lady Be Good", and "Lester Leaps In". The second half features material from 1956 – with a quintet that includes Don Ferrara on trumpet and Bill Triglia on piano. These tracks are a bit more intercut with radio announcements, but still feature some nice solo moments from Webster – on titles that include "Three Little Words", "These Foolish Things", "Blues In G", and "Tea For Two". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Lester YoungPres & Teddy ... LP
Verve, 1956. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A classic session of mellow magic from tenorist Lester Young and pianist Teddy Wilson – both giants of jazz from an earlier generation, but maybe sounding even better here in a sublime Verve Records setting from the 50s! Young's tenor fronts the trio of Wilson – with Gene Ramey on bass and Joe Jones on drums – a somewhat unassuming group, which means that Lester's power really holds sway throughout – these magical solos that so easygoing they almost seem effortless – but which are filled with soul and imagination. Titles include "Love Me Or Leave Me", "All Of Me", "Prisoner Of Love", and "Love Is Here To Stay". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono MGM pressing.)
Also available Pres & Teddy (with bonus track) ... CD 3.99

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✨✧ Lester YoungUltimate Lester Young – Selected By Wayne Shorter ... CD
Verve, 1940s/1950s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Includes the songs "I've Found A New Baby", "Pennies From Heaven", "I Didn't Know What Time It Was", "The Man I Love", "Just You, Just Me", "Mean To Me", "All Of Me", "Somebody Loves Me", "Lester Leaps Again", "That's All", and "I Want To Be Happy". CD
(CRC pressing.)

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✨✧ Charlie Christian & Lester YoungTogether 1940 ... LP
Jazz Archives, 1940. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Notable sidemen include Buck Clayton on trumpet, Count Basie on piano, and Jo Jones on drums. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Lester YoungAfternoon Of A Basie-ite/Sometimes I'm Happy ... 78 RPM
Keynote, 1944. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Lester YoungAladdin Sessions ... LP
Blue Note, Late 40s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Some of the best early work by Prez – all recorded in small combo sessions for Aladdin Records during the years 1945 through 1948. The album's one of the few chances you can get to hear Prez blowing clear and free from the time, in that amazing tone which inspired generations of players, which works perfectly in groupings with players that include Dodo Marmarosa, Willie Smith, Curtis Counce, Chico Hamilton, Irving Ashby, and Roy Haynes. Titles include "No Eyes Blues", "DB Blues", "Jumpin At Mesners", "Lester's Be Bop", "Lester Leaps In", "East Of The Sun", "Just Cooling", and "Lester Smooths It Out". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mid 70s Blue Note Re-issue pressing. Cover has a split seam held by clear tape, a small rip on the opening, edge wear, and a split on the bottom right corner.)

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✨✧ Lester YoungBlue Lester ... LP
Savoy, Mid 40s. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
A great little 12 track LP that compiles some of Lester Young's small combo work for Savoy – featuring backing by players that include Count Basie, Freddie Green, Shadow Wilson, Cozy Cole, Roy Haynes, and Junior Mance. Titles include "June Bug", "Blue Lester", "Blues N Bells", "Basie English", "Jump Lester Jump", and "Ding Dong" – and the album comes with a great cover image! LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy red label pressing, with deep groove and RVG etch – nice and clean. Cover looks great on front, but back has light wear, and a small bit of marker.)
Also available Blue Lester ... CD 14.99

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✨✧ Lester YoungComplete 1936 to 1951 Small Group Sessions Vol 5 – 1949 to 1951 ... CD
Blue Moon (Spain), Late 40s/Early 50s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Features Hank Jones, John Lewis, Ray Brown, Jo Jones, and Buddy Rich. CD
(Sealed copy.)

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✨✧ Lester YoungComplete Aladdin Sessions ... CD
Blue Note, Mid 40s. Used 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
A great 2CD set – one that contains every track Lester recorded for Aladdin – including the rare 1942 trio session with Nat Cole and a 1946 date with Helen Humes! 40 tracks total. CD

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✨✧ Lester YoungComplete Lester Young – Essential Keynote Collection 1 ... CD
Mercury, 1943. Used ... Out Of Stock
Includes 16 tracks from the Lester Young Quartet and the Kansas City Seven. CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Complete Lester Young – Essential Keynote Collection 1 ... CD 1.99

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✨✧ Lester YoungJazz In Paris – Le Dernier Message De Lester Young ... CD
Universal (France), 1959. Used ... Out Of Stock
A beautiful session that was Lester Young's last-ever recording! The session was cut in Paris in 1959, and features the rhythm section of the famous Blue Note club, home to many American expatriates in France at the time – a great setting for Young to really sparkle in these later years of his life. Kenny Clarke plays drums, Jamil Nasser plays bass, Rene Utreger is on piano, and Jimmy Gourley plays guitar – a group who are tight, but easygoing and laidback enough to really let Lester open up on tenor. Young's tone is amazing – and has touches of his classic sound, but is also filled with a somber sense that's really great – a sense of melancholy that really deepens the album. Titles include "New DB Blues", "Lullaby Of Birdland", "Three Little Words", and "I Didn't Know What Time It Was". CD

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✨✧ Lester YoungJump Lester Jump/Blue Lester ... 78 RPM
Savoy, 1948. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Lester YoungJust You, Just Me ... LP
Charlie Parker, Late 40s. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
Late 40s live work from Lester Young, recorded right on the scene in New York, likely at the Royal Roost – and presented as one of those key bebop documents that came out on the Charlie Parker label in the 60s! As the rest of those, the approach here isn't that of Verve or Norgran, but is a great illustration of the artist at work on the scene – on titles that include "DB Blues", "Be Bop Boogie", "Just You Just Me", "I Cover The Waterfront", "Sunday", and "These Foolish Things". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pressing with plain text labels. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Lester YoungLester Young & His Tenor Sax Volume 2 ... LP
Aladdin, Late 40s. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
Some of the best early work by Prez – all recorded in small combo sessions for Aladdin Records during the years 1947 through 1948. The album's one of the few chances you can get to hear Prez blowing clear and free from the time, in that amazing tone which inspired generations of players, which works perfectly in groupings with players that include Roy Haynes, Fred Lacey, Shorty McConnell, Curley Russell, and Tiny Kahn. Titles include "Sunday", "Jumpin With Symphony Sid", "No Eyes Blues", "OnThe Sunny Side Of The Street", "Jumpin' At The Woodside", "One O'Clock Jump", "Easy Does It", "Confessin'", "Sax O Be Bop", "East Of The Sun, West Of The Moon", "Sheik Of Araby", "Something To Remember You By" and "Just Cooling". LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 80s French pressing. Cover has a note in pen on the back, an ink stamp, and general wear.)

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✨✧ Lester Young & Nat King ColeLester Young & Nat King Cole – Complete Recordings ... CD
Disconforme (Spain), 1942/1946. Used ... Out Of Stock
Features Oscar Moore on guitar, Red Callender or Johnny Miller on bass, and Buddy Rich on drums. Tracks include "Indiana", "Man I Love", "I Cover The Waterfront", "Somebody Loves Me", and "Lester Leaps In". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Lester Young, Roy Eldridge & Harry EdisonLaughin' To Keep From Cryin' (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Verve, 1958. Used ... Out Of Stock
A great little Verve session from the late 50s – recorded in a very relaxed mode, with plenty of solo room for all the players. The tracks are all pretty extended – and include "Salute To Benny", "They Can't Take That Away From Me", "Romping", and "Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone". Young's tone is worth the price of the set alone! CD
(Out of print Verve Master Edition pressing.)

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✨✧ Lester Young, Roy Eldridge, & Harry EdisonLaughin' To Keep From Cryin' ... LP
Verve, 1958. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
A great little Verve session from the late 50s – recorded in a very relaxed mode, with plenty of solo room for all the players. The tracks are all pretty extended – and include "Salute To Benny", "They Can't Take That Away From Me", "Romping", and "Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone". Young's tone is worth the price of the set alone! LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 80s Japanese stereo pressing – UMV 2694. Cover has ringwear.)

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✨✧ Stan Getz, Lester Young, Coleman Hawkins, & OthersTenor Saxes (Norgran) ... LP
Norgran, Early 50s. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
A nice collection of famous work by tenor players recorded for Verve and Norgran – all packaged in a classic David Stone Martin cover! Titles include "All Of Me" and "Pastel" by Illinois Jacquet, "Tenderly" and "Almost Like Being In Love" by Ben Webster, "With The Wind & The Rain In Your Hair" and "I Hadn't Anyone Till You" by Stan Getz, "I Didn't Know What Time It Was" and "Take The A Train" by Flip Phillips, and "Swinging On A Star" and "Charlie's Venture" by Charlie Ventura. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Coleman Hawkins with Lester YoungFamous JATP Performances ... CD
Disconforme (Spain), Late 40s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Notable sidemen include Trummy Young on trombone, Buck Clayton on trumpet, Illinois Jacquet and Flip Phillips on tenor, and Buddy Rich on drums. CD

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✨✧ Billie Holiday & Lester YoungMusical Romance ... CD
Columbia/Legacy, Late 30s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Titles include "The Man I Love", "Mean To Me", "Time On My Hands", "He's Funny That Way", "Fine And Mellow", and "I Must Have That Man" – 16 tracks total. CD

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✨✧ Kansas City Six featuring Lester YoungPrez ... LP
Ace Of Hearts (UK), 1938/1944. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
With Buck Clayton, Eddie Durham, Freddy Green, Walter Page, and Joe Jones on the 1938 sessions, and Bill coleman, Dicky Well,s Joe Bushkin, John Simmons, and joe Jones on the 1944 sessions. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Charlie Parker, Lester Young, Dizzy Gillespie, etcJazz Immortals ... LP
Dot, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
A live set with all the big players listed above – plus Willie Smith on alto, Howard McGhee on trumpet, and Arnold Ross on piano – on long jamming versions of "Sweet Georgia Brown", "Crazy Rhythm", "Blues For Norman", and "I Can't Get Started". We're not sure, but this may be the same material on Jazz At The Philharmonic Vol 2. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Lester YoungChronogical Lester Young 1943 to 1946 ... CD
Classics (France), Mid 40s. Used ... Out Of Stock
With Count Basie, Howard McGhee, Dodo Marmarosa, Johnny Otis, Sid Catlett, Johnny Guarnieri, Vic Dickenson, and Earle Warren. CD

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✨✧ Lester YoungComplete 1936 to 1951 Small Group Sessions Vol 6 – Rare Items ... CD
Blue Moon (Spain), Late 30s/Early 40s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Featuring Teddy Wilson, Count Basie, Charlie Christian, Una Mae Carlisle, Sammy Price, and Helen Humes. CD

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✨✧ Lester YoungImmortal Lester Young Featuring Count Basie 1944 to 1949 ... LP
Musidisc (France), Mid/Late 1940s. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Three different sessions – one from 1944 with Count Basie on piano, another from 1949 with Junior Mance at the keys and Jessie Drake on trumpet, and one more from 1948 with Johnny Guarnieri on piano. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Lester YoungLe Dernier Message De Lester Young (180 gram vinyl pressing) ... LP
Universal/Sam Records (France), 1959. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A beautiful session that was Lester Young's last-ever recording! The session was cut in Paris in 1959, and features the rhythm section of the famous Blue Note club, home to many American expatriates in France at the time – a great setting for Young to really sparkle in these later years of his life. Kenny Clarke plays drums, Jamil Nasser plays bass, Rene Utreger is on piano, and Jimmy Gourley plays guitar – a group who are tight, but easygoing and laidback enough to really let Lester open up on tenor. Young's tone is amazing – and has touches of his classic sound, but is also filled with a somber sense that's really great – a sense of melancholy that really deepens the album. Titles include "New DB Blues", "Lullaby Of Birdland", "Three Little Words", and "I Didn't Know What Time It Was". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Lester YoungLester Young In Washington DC 1956 Vol 1 ... LP
Pablo, 1956. Near Mint- Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A lost treasure from Lester Young – previously unreleased live material from the 50s, recorded in a style that's a fair bit different than some of his studio work of the decade! The set took place at the Patio Lounge in Washington, DC – and was recorded by Bill Potts, who is also the pianist in the group – a tight little player who almost brings in a boppish edge to the material, although one who also knows how to lay back nicely on a ballad – the latter of which are especially great here for Young. Other players include Norman Williams on bass, and Jim Lucht on drums – and titles on this volume include "A Foggy Day", "DB Blues", "Tea For Two", and "I Can't Get Started". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Lester YoungLester Young In Washington DC 1956 Vol 3 ... CD
Pablo, 1956. Used ... Out Of Stock
A lost treasure from Lester Young – previously unreleased live material from the 50s, recorded in a style that's a fair bit different than some of his studio work of the decade! The set took place at the Patio Lounge in Washington, DC – and was recorded by Bill Potts, who is also the pianist in the group – a tight little player who almost brings in a boppish edge to the material, although one who also knows how to lay back nicely on a ballad – the latter of which are especially great here for Young. Other players include Norman Williams on bass, and Jim Lucht on drums – and titles on this volume include "Just You Just Me", "Sometimes I'm HappY", and "Up N Adam". CD

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✨✧ Lester YoungMean To Me (Lester Young/Pres & Sweets) ... LP
Norgran/Verve, Early 50s. Very Good 2LP ... Out Of Stock
2 classic 50s sessions – on a 2LP 80s set! On the first self-titled abum, Prez plays nice easy-going solos with a combo that includes Jessie Drakes on trumpet, Gildo Mahones on piano, John Ore on bass, and Connie Kaye on drums. The style of the tracks is in a warm mellow tone, which fits perfectly with Young's sweet sweet solo style. Tracks include "Another Mambo", "Somebody Loves Me", "Rose Room", and "Kiss Me Again". Next is the Pres & Sweets album – a classic Verve pairing of two of its greatest soloists, Lester Young and Harry Sweets Edison – both recorded here in a laidback, easily-swinging session that allows both players to shine equally! Young's tenor is always a welcome addition to any set of this nature, and Edison's playing here in a gentler, relaxed mode that's a wonderful fit to the easygoing groove laid down by the rhythm section of Herb Ellis, Ray Brown, and Buddy Rich. Titles include "Mean To Me", "That's All", "She's Funny That Way", and "Red Boy Blues". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Lester YoungPres & Teddy & Oscar ... LP
Verve, 1952/1956. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A pairing of 2 mid-50s sides by Lester Young for Verve – one album recorded with Teddy Wilson on piano, the other with Oscar Peterson – hence the title! The Wilson session was recorded in 1956, and featuers Gene Ramey on bass and Jo Jones on drums – with tracks that include "Louise", "Pres Returns", "All Of Me", "Prisoner Of Love", and "Love Is Here To Stay". The Peterson session was recorded earlier, in 1952, with Barney Kessel on guitar, Ray Brown on bass, and JC Heard on drums – with titles that include "Ad Lib Blues", "Star Dust", "I Can't Give You Anything But Love", "There Will Never Ever Be Another You", "I'm Confessin", and "These Foolish Things". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Lester YoungPres – The Complete Savoy Recordings ... LP
Savoy, 1944/1949. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Seminal sounds that bridge the worlds of swing and bop – mostly recorded for Svoy in 1944, the earliest days of the label – with a few tracks from 1949 as well – and a number of alternates appearing here for the first time ever! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Lester YoungPres Is Blue ... LP
Charlie Parker, 1950. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
A 60s album, but one that features early 50s material recorded at the Savoy in New York – a live date that features tenor genius Lester Young blowing with an unusual combo that includes Kenny Drew on piano, Aaron Bell on bass, and Jo Jones on drums – plus the lesser-known Jesse Drake on trumpet! The tunes are standards, but opened up by Lester with a heck of a lot of warmth – on titles that include "Stardust", "Mean To Me", "Pennies From Heaven", and "Three Little Words". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Lester YoungPres Lives – Savoy Sessions ... LP
Savoy, 1950. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Nice small combo work from Lester Young – recorded with the obscure Jessie Drakes on trumpet! Titles include "Neenah", "Body & Soul", "Up & Atom", "Big Eyes Blues", and "How High The Moon". Plus, this set also features two unissued tunes that appear here for the first time – versions of "Jumpin With Symphony Sid" and "One O'Clock Jump". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Lester YoungPresident Plays With The Oscar Peterson Trio ... LP
Verve, 1952. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
Lester Young joins the Oscar Peterson trio – and the result is a classic meeting of the minds from early 50s Verve! Young's tone is tremendous throughout – that sharp-yet-cool style that had such a big influence on other 50s players, and which gets some great support here from Peterson's group, which also features guest guitar from Barney Kessel. Oscar's piano lines are a bit more forceful than usual – possibly because of the presence of Prez – and titles include "I Can't Get Started", "Ad Lib Blues", "Just You, Just Me", and "Almost Like Being In Love". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Lester Young & FriendsGiant Of The Tenor Sax ... CD
Commodore, 1938/1944. Used ... Out Of Stock
78rpm sessions recorded for the Commodore label in 1938 and 1944 – with Buck Clayton, Dicky Wells, Freddie Green, and others. CD

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✨✧ Lester Young with Count BasieClassic Columbia, Okeh & Vocalion 1936 to 1940 (4CD set) ... CD
Sony/Mosaic, Late 30s. Used ... Out Of Stock
A fantastic collection – five seminal years in the recording history of Lester Young – pulled from an assortment of rare 78s for a number of different labels. A huge amount of material – the first-ever clear, complete look at this period! CD

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✨✧ Lester Young/Charlie Parker/Dizzy GillespieEarly Modern – 1946 Concert Recordings By Lester Young, Charlie Parker & Dizzy Gillespie ... LP
Milestone, 1946. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
With Billy Hadnott on bass, Lee Young on drums, and Arnold Ross & Mel Powell on keys. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Count Basie with Lester YoungLester Leaps In ... CD
Epic/Sony (Japan), Late 30s/1955. Used ... Out Of Stock
A beautiful mid 50s issue of some of the classic material that Lester Young recorded with Count Basie during the late 30s – all nicely packaged with a great cover, and annotated in a way that offers a lot more information than the original release of the material on 78rpm discs! These are the records that made Lester a giant – and for good reason, as the Basie setting seems to propel Young's horn with even more force than it might have on its own – allowing a great setting for the fresh voice that would go onto transform generations of tenor players to come! The set features 12 tracks in all – and titles include "Moten Swing", "Taxi War Dance", "Dickie's Dream", "Jump For Me", "Song Of The Islands", and "Lester Leaps In". CD

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✨✧ Coleman Hawkins/Lester Young/Ben WebsterBig Three ... CD
CBS, 1943/1946. Used ... Out Of Stock
Includes a handful of tracks from each leader – 11 tracks total. CD

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✨✧ Lester YoungBe-Bop Days ... CD
Disconforme (Spain), 1949. Used ... Out Of Stock
Recorded at the Royal Roost Club 1948/9 in New York City. CD

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✨✧ Lester YoungComplete Aladdin Sessions ... CD
Definitive/Disconforme (Spain), Mid 40s. Used 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
A great 2CD set – one that contains every track Lester recorded for Aladdin – including the rare 1942 trio session with Nat Cole and a 1946 date Helen Humes. CD

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✨✧ Lester YoungGreatest Lester Young (Score) ... LP
Score, Late 40s. Very Good- ... Out Of Stock
A collection of some of Prez' famous LA bop recordings – featuring small groups of lesser-known players, plus a few more that may well be working under a "nom de date". Titles include "Sax O Be Bop", "Easy Does It", "Sunday", "Jumpin With Symphony Sid", "On The Sunny Side Of The Street", "East of The Sun", and "Just Coolin". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Lester YoungLester Young Story ... LP
Verve, Early 50s. Very Good- ... Out Of Stock
A well-done collection of Lester Young's work for Verve – issued shortly after his death, and offering Prez in a variety of different settings! Most of the work is small combo material, recorded between 1950 and 1956 – all in that open, easygoing Verve style that seemed to work almost better for Young than anyone else! Players include Nat King Cole, Hank Jones, and Gildo Mahones on piano; Ray Brown, Gene Ramsey, and John Ore on bass; and Buddy Rich, Joe Jones, or Connie Kay on drums. Titles include "Back To The Land", "Let's Fall In Love", "This Can't Be Love", "Pres Returns", "Gigantic Blues", and "New DB Blues". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Lester YoungLester's Here ... LP
Verve, 1956. Very Good- ... Out Of Stock
Beautiful small group playing by Lester Young – recorded with 2 different groups: one that includes John Lewis, Gene Ramey, and Jo Jones; the other including Gildo Mahones, Jessie Drakes, Gene Ramey, and Connie Kay. The mellow aspects of the players come out nicely against Young's soulful playing – and the piano of Mahones is an especially welcome aspect of the session. Titles include "New DB Blues", "I Can't Believe You're In Love With Me", "Down N Adam", "This Can't Be Love", and "Tenderly". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Lester YoungLive From The Royal Roost ... CD
Unique Jazz, 1948. Used ... Out Of Stock
Lester Young on tenor with Jesse Drakes on trumpet, Tedd Kelly and Jerry Elliott on trombone, Freddy Jefferson and Junior Mance on piano, Ted Briscoe on bass, and Roy Haynes on drums. CD

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✨✧ Lester YoungNewly Discovered Performances Vol 1 ... LP
ESP, 1948/1974. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Mid 70s issue of some rare sides by Lester Young – recorded as live broadcasts from the Royal Roost in 1948. The group on the set features Ted Kelly on trombone, Freddie Jefferson on piano, Roy Haynes on drums, and Jessie Drakes on trumpet, and you can hear a bit of Symphony Sid introducing the band. One other track features Allen Eager, Hank Jones, Kai Winding, and Ella Fitzgerald – and tracks include "Be Bop Boogie", "Lester Leaps In", "Just You Just Me", "I Don't Stand A Ghost Of A Chance", and "I Cover The Waterfront". LP, Vinyl record album

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Lorez AlexandriaLorez Sings Pres – A Tribute To Lester Young ... CD
King, Late 50s. Used ... $3.99
A classic album from one of our favorite jazz singers ever – a set that really set a whole new standard for a generation! Even at this early stage, Lorez Alexandria was an amazingly accomplished vocalist – as you'll hear on this excellent selection of tunes from the Lester Young songbook – laidback and soulful tunes that really let her open up and do her thing! The backing on the album's nice and earthy – provided by a Chicago group that includes King Fleming piano, Charles Stepney vibes, Paul Serrano trumpet, and Vernel Fournier drums – and the overall style is perfect for Lorez' deep soulful vocals. Titles include "DB Blues", "Easy Living", "No Eyes Blues", "This Year's Kisses", and "Jumpin With Symphony Sid". CD

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Nat King ColeKing Cole Trio With Lester Young & Red Callender ... LP
Score, Late 40s. Near Mint- ... $14.99 19.99
A great collection of bop sides from 40s LA – tracks that ostensibly feature Cole on piano, jamming with Lester Young on tenor and Red Callender on bass! Oddly, no other players are listed in the notes – even though there's clearly a drummer and trumpeter on the session – so it's a bit hard to date the material, or figure out the actual source of the work. But we can say that Young's tone alone is more than worth the price of admission – beautifully firm and strong – blown in a way that rivals his best early performances for Verve, but perhaps even with a bit more grit and soul. Titles include "SM Blues", "Jammin With Lester", "Can't Get Started", "Body & Soul", and "Indiana". LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy maroon label pressing, with deep groove. Cover has a split spine.)

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✨✧ Lorez AlexandriaLorez Sings Pres – A Tribute To Lester Young ... LP
Federal, 1958. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A classic album from one of our favorite jazz singers ever – a set that really set a whole new standard for a generation! Even at this early stage, Lorez Alexandria was an amazingly accomplished vocalist – as you'll hear on this excellent selection of tunes from the Lester Young songbook – laidback and soulful tunes that really let her open up and do her thing! The backing on the album's nice and earthy – provided by a Chicago group that includes King Fleming piano, Charles Stepney vibes, Paul Serrano trumpet, and Vernel Fournier drums – and the overall style is perfect for Lorez' deep soulful vocals. Titles include "DB Blues", "Easy Living", "No Eyes Blues", "This Year's Kisses", and "Jumpin With Symphony Sid". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Federal pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear & aging.)
Also available Lorez Sings Pres – A Tribute To Lester Young ... CD 3.99

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✨✧ Miles DavisEuropean Tour '56 With The Modern Jazz Quartet & Lester Young ... CD
Definitive (Spain), 1955/1956/1957. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An assortment of great live work from Miles Davis mid-50s years – some of it with especially noteworthy guest stars and unusual lineups! The first 2 long tracks on the set have Davis working with Lester Young on tenor and rhythm by the Modern Jazz Quartet – in a style that really lets Young stretch out on the openings of both tracks, sounding as beautiful here as on any of his best studio sides from the time! Another 5 tracks feature Davis with European rhythm by Rene Utreger piano, Pierre Michelot bass, and Christian Garros drums – with a bit of tenor again from Young, but mostly in a format that's dominated by Davis' trumpet. 4 more tracks are pulled from a 1955 performance at the Newport Jazz Festival – and feature a group with Davis on trumpet, Zoot Sims on tenor, Gerry Mulligan on baritone, and Thelonious Monk on piano. Last up are 2 more tracks from a 1957 date at Birdland with Bobby Jaspar and Tommy Flanagan – making for a total of 14 tracks that include "How High The Moon", "What's New", "Tune Up", "Four", "Walkin", "Lady Be Good", "Hackensack", "Now's The Time", "All Of You", and "Round Midnight". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Dave Pell's Prez Conference with Joe WilliamsPrez & Joe – In Celebration Of Lester Young ... LP
GNP, 1979. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
With Bob Efford on baritone sax, Monty Budwig on bass, Frank Capp on drums, Al Hendrickson on Guitar, Nat Pierce on piano, and Bob Cooper on tenor sax. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes GNP inner sleeve. Cover has light wear and a cutout hole.)
 
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✨✧ Muhal Richard AbramsYoung At Heart/Wise In Time ... CD
Delmark, 1969. Used ... Out Of Stock
Fantastic early stuff from Muhal – and one of his most beautiful albums! Side one of the LP, and first up on the CD is an extended performance of Sinatra's big hit "Young At Heart" – but the track's played solo by Abrams, and it's completely transformed into a long contemplative work of beauty. Truly georgeous – and a piece that utilizes open spaces in a way that's nearly unequaled! "Wise In Time" is a heavier work done by quintet with Leo Smith on trumpet and fluegalhorn, Henry Threadgill on alto sax, Lester Lashley on bass, and Thurman Barker on percussion – totally brilliant work! CD

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✨✧ Scott HamiltonSwinging Young Scott ... LP
Famous Door, 1978. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
One of the earliest albums as a leader from tenorist Scott Hamilton – definitely the young talent promised in the title, but already one with a very traditional sense of tone and timing! Hamilton's horn takes the lead, but gets strong support from Warren Vache on trumpet – whose well-crafted, economical lines never overwhelm the solos of the leader! The group's also got very deft piano work from John Bunch – who may well be the secret hero of the record – plus bass from Michael Moore and drums from Butch Miles. Scott's got this great rasp in his tone on some of the best numbers – a quality that hardly belies his age at all – and which has echoes of Lester Young and Ben Webster at their best. Titles include "Scott's Idea", "Thru For The Night", "Imagination", and "Warren's Rush". LP, Vinyl record album

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Lorez AlexandriaThis Is Lorez/Lorez Sings Pres ... CD
King/BGP (UK), 1957. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
Incredible early work from Lorez Alexandria – the kind of albums that instantly set her apart from other singers of the 50s, reissued here properly for the first time in years! On This Is Lorez, the singer is working with sublime small combo backings from the group of pianist King Fleming – an unusual Chicago ensemble that includes Wilber Wynn on guitar, Ronald Wilson on flute and oboe, Vernel Fournier on drums, and Audrey Jones on bongos – a musical lineup that brings in a different sort of sophistication to the record, shading tunes with moody colors on flute and oboe that perfectly support Alexandria's soulful and sensitive interpretations of the tunes. The whole thing is pure genius, and a key look at the new levels of sophistication that were bubbling everywhere on the Chicago scene during the years of Jamal and Sun Ra. Lorez Sings Pres follows in a very similar mode – with backing by a Chicago group that again includes King Fleming piano, plus Charles Stepney on vibes, Paul Serrano on trumpet, and Vernel Fournier on drums – an extremely hip lineup that makes the record far more than just the Lester Young tribute promised in the title! But despite the instrumentalists, the real star on all sides is Alexandria – who sings with dark tones and deep colors that go far beyond conventional jazz vocals – all carried off with that slightly breathy mode that was one more unique aspect of her work! CD features all tracks from both albums – a total of 22 titles that include "Snowstorm", "I'm Glad There Is You", "The Sky Is Crying", "I'm Making Believe", "Necessity", "Penthouse Serenade", "DB Blues", "This Year's Kisses", "Easy Living", "No Eyes Blues", "Jumping With Symphony Sid", and a key early reading of "Baltimore Oriole". CD

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Count BasieBeaver Junction ... CD
Vintage Jazz, Mid 40s. Used ... $6.99
Includes 25 tracks recorded for V-Disc and the Armed Forces Radio Service – with Lester Young, Buddy Rich, Jimmy Rushing, and others! CD
(Out of print.)

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Count BasieCount Basie (Brunswick) ... LP
Brunswick, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $6.99 8.99
Early Basie material, packaged in a nicely done 50s LP format – supposedly with some remixing to improve the sound quality of the tracks. Players include Lester Young, Buck Clayton, Herschel Evans, Freddy Greene, Walter Page, and Jo Jones – and titles include "Jumpin At The Woodside", "Every Tub", "Out The Window", "Shorty George", "Doggin Around", "Texas Shuffle", "Cherokee", and "Topsy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear.)

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Art BlakeyBig Beat (UHQCD pressing) ... CD
Blue Note, 1960. New Copy ... $18.99 22.99 About May 22, 2024
One of the greatest Art Blakey Blue Note sessions of all time – and perhaps one of the greatest to realize the genius of the Jazz Messengers lineup that included Lee Morgan on trumpet, Wayne Shorter on tenor, and Bobby Timmons on piano! The trio of young talents are at the height of their early soulful powers here – working with Blakey and bassist Jymie Merritt in a set of tunes that are overflowing with expressive solos, unusual timings, and the Blakey genius for mixing bold statements with personally introspective moments. Nearly every track on the record's a classic – and titles include an early version of Bobby Timmons' "Dat Dere", plus Wayne Shorter's beautiful tunes "Lester Left Town", "Chess Players", and "Sakeena's Vision". CD

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James CarterConversin With The Elders ... CD
Atlantic, 1996. Used ... $2.99
A classic from the young James Carter – really coming on strong on tenor, plus some baritone and bass clarinet too – with players who include Craig Taborn on piano, Harry Edison and Lester Bowie on trumpet, Hamiet Bluiett on baritone, Jaribu Shahid on bass, and Tani Tabaal on drums! CD
(Out of print, promotional stamp on booklet cover.)

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Gil EvansComplete Pacific Jazz Sessions (New Bottle Old Wine/Great Jazz Standards) ... CD
Pacific Jazz, 1958/1959. Used ... $6.99
2 wonderful late 50s sessions from arranger Gil Evans – both of which we'd rank right up there with his best work with Miles Davis, or the albums under his own name for Impulse in the 60s! The first half of the CD is from the album New Bottle Old Wine – a record of swinging modern backdrops, used to showcase both the solo talents of a young Cannonball Adderley, and the dynamic energy of Evans himself! Cannon's sharp-edged early tone is a really great sound for the record – far more modern than you might expect from later funk and soul sides of the 60s – and perfectly poised next to Gil's larger back drops to reignite a host of older tunes with new energy! And while the titles are familiar, the readings certainly are not – as the Evans pen has really changed things up beautifully – as you'll hear on numbers that include "St Louis Blues", "King Porter Stomp", "Willow Tree", "Struttin' With Some Barbeque", "Lester Leaps In", "Round About Midnight", "Manteca", and "Bird Feathers". Great Jazz Standards is equally great, a fantastic lost set from Evans – and one that features Mingus trumpeter Johnny Coles as the lead soloist in front of Evans-led modern groups that include players like Elvin Jones, Ray Crawford, Steve Lacy, Budd Johnson, Rod Levitt, and Chuck Wayne. Despite the "standards" in the title, most of these numbers are modern tunes from the 50s – like "Joy Spring", "Ballad Of The Sad Young Men", "Django", "Straight No Chaser", and "Chant Of The Weed" – all given Evans' unique style of arrangement, tweaked up a few notches to give them a really edgey quality. Coles is clearly standing in for Miles here, but the format works well overall! CD features 15 tracks in all, including some newly-improved versions of a few tracks, correcting mistakes in the original records! CD
(Out of print 2006 Connoisseur pressing. Spine has a cutout hole.)

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Ella FitzgeraldElla At The Opera House ... CD
Verve, 1957. Used ... $1.99
Nice backing on most tracks by a small combo that features Oscar Peterson on piano and Herb Ellis on guitar – and a larger group on a few more, with Stan Getz, Coleman Hawkins, and Lester Young on tenors! Titles include "Stompin At The Savoy", "Goody Goody", "Ill Wind", and "Bewitched Bothered & Bewildered". CD
(Out of print.)

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Benny GolsonTenor Legacy ... CD
Arkadia, 1996. Used ... $5.99
Features Benny Golson, Branford Marsalis, James Carter, and fellow tenor Harold Ashby performing tracks made famous by Lester Young, Stan Getsz, Sonny Rollins, John Coltrane, Dexter Gordon, and others. CD
(Out of print.)

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Billie HolidayBillie Holiday Vol 2 – 1953 to 1956 – Radio & TV Broadcasts ... LP
ESP, Mid 50s. Very Good+ ... $16.99
Features a few Carnegie Hall appearances, one with Count Basie and Lester Young – and TV work on The Tonight Show and The Comeback Story! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear.)

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✨✧ Billie HolidayChronological Billie Holiday & Her Orchestra 1939 to 1940 ... CD
Classics (France), 1939/1940. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Accompanied by Hot Lips Page, Tab Smith, Charlie Shavers, Buck Clayton, Lester Young, Roy Eldridge, and others. Tracks include "Them There Eyes", "The Man I Love", "Night And Day", "Ghost Of Yesterday", "Our Love Is Different", and her famous 1939 recording of "Strange Fruit". CD
 
 
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