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The Complete Aladdin Recordings Of Lester Young

Lester Young, Helen Humes, Nat King Cole

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Although it has often been written that cool-toned tenor saxophonist Lester Young's experiences with racism in the military during 1944-1945 so scarred him that he never played at the same musical level as he had previously, the music on this essential two-CD reissue disproves that theory. It is true that his attitude toward life was affected and Young became somewhat self-destructive, but his postwar solos rank with the greatest work of his career. This two-fer, which has four selections from 1942 in which Young is heard in a trio with pianist Nat King Cole and bassist Red Callender and a rare 1945 session headed by singer Helen Humes (including a previously unknown instrumental "Riffin' Without Helen"), is mostly taken up with Young's very enjoyable 1945-1948 small-group dates. Highlights include "D.B. Blues," "Jumpin' with Symphony Sid" (which was a minor hit), "Sunday," and "New Lester Leaps In," among many others. Minor errors aside (trumpeter Snooky Young is left out of the personnel listing for the Humes date and Young's final Aladdin session is from 1948, not 1947), this is a well-conceived and brilliant set filled with exciting performances by one of the true greats of jazz. ~ Scott Yanow

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1
Indiana (Remastered 1995)
00:04:53

Red Callender, Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Nat King Cole, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Malcolm Addey, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Lester Young, Tenor Saxophone, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - BALLARD MACDONALD, ComposerLyricist - Norman Granz, Producer - James Frederick Hanley, ComposerLyricist

Blue Note (R) is a registered trademark of Capitol Records, Inc. (C) 1995 Capitol Records, Inc. ℗ 1995 Blue Note Records

2
I Can't Get Started
00:04:55

Ira Gershwin, ComposerLyricist - Red Callender, Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Nat King Cole, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Malcolm Addey, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Vernon Duke, ComposerLyricist - Lester Young, MainArtist - Norman Granz, Producer

Blue Note (R) is a registered trademark of Capitol Records, Inc. (C) 1995 Capitol Records, Inc. ℗ 1958 Capitol Records, LLC

3
Tea For Two (Remastered 1995)
00:04:48

Vincent Youmans, ComposerLyricist - Irving Caesar, ComposerLyricist - Red Callender, Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Nat King Cole, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Malcolm Addey, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Lester Young, Tenor Saxophone, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Norman Granz, Producer

Blue Note (R) is a registered trademark of Capitol Records, Inc. (C) 1995 Capitol Records, Inc. ℗ 1995 Blue Note Records

4
Body And Soul (Remastered 1995)
00:05:10

Red Callender, Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Edward Heyman, ComposerLyricist - Frank Eyton, ComposerLyricist - Robert Sour, ComposerLyricist - Nat King Cole, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Malcolm Addey, Engineer, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Johnny Green, ComposerLyricist - Lester Young, Tenor Saxophone, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Norman Granz, Producer

Blue Note (R) is a registered trademark of Capitol Records, Inc. (C) 1995 Capitol Records, Inc. ℗ 1995 Blue Note Records

5
D. B. Blues
00:03:00

Red Callender, Participant - Lester Young, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Henry Tucker, Participant - Vic Dickenson, Participant - Dodo Marmarosa, Participant

Blue Note (R) is a registered trademark of Capitol Records, Inc. (C) 1995 Capitol Records, Inc. ℗ 1945 Blue Note Records, a division of Capitol Records Inc.

6
Lester Blows Again (Remastered 1995)
00:02:32

Red Callender, Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Malcolm Addey, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Freddie Green, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Lester Young, Tenor Saxophone, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Henry Tucker, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Vic Dickenson, Trombone, AssociatedPerformer - Norman Granz, Producer - Dodo Marmarmosa, Piano, AssociatedPerformer

Blue Note (R) is a registered trademark of Capitol Records, Inc. (C) 1995 Capitol Records, Inc. ℗ 1995 Blue Note Records

7
These Foolish Things (Remastered 1995)
00:03:10

Red Callender, Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Malcolm Addey, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Freddie Green, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Jack Strachey, ComposerLyricist - Lester Young, Tenor Saxophone, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Holt Marvell, ComposerLyricist - Henry Tucker, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Vic Dickenson, Trombone, AssociatedPerformer - Norman Granz, Producer - Dodo Marmarmosa, Piano, AssociatedPerformer

Blue Note (R) is a registered trademark of Capitol Records, Inc. (C) 1995 Capitol Records, Inc. ℗ 1995 Blue Note Records

8
Jumpin' At Mesner's (Remastered 1995)
00:02:45

Red Callender, Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Malcolm Addey, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Freddie Green, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Lester Young, Tenor Saxophone, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Henry Tucker, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Vic Dickenson, Trombone, AssociatedPerformer - Norman Granz, Producer - Dodo Marmarmosa, Piano, AssociatedPerformer

Blue Note (R) is a registered trademark of Capitol Records, Inc. (C) 1995 Capitol Records, Inc. ℗ 1995 Blue Note Records

9
It's Only A Paper Moon (Remastered 1995)
00:03:05

Harold Arlen, ComposerLyricist - Malcolm Addey, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Howard McGhee, Trumpet, AssociatedPerformer - Billy Rose, ComposerLyricist - Johnny Otis, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - E.Y. HARBURG, ComposerLyricist - Lester Young, Tenor Saxophone, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Curtis Counce, Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Vic Dickenson, Trombone, AssociatedPerformer - Willie Smith, Alto Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Wesley Jones, Piano, AssociatedPerformer

Blue Note (R) is a registered trademark of Capitol Records, Inc. (C) 1995 Capitol Records, Inc. ℗ 1995 Blue Note Records

10
After You've Gone (Remastered 1995)
00:02:42

Malcolm Addey, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Howard McGhee, Trumpet, AssociatedPerformer - Johnny Otis, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Turner Layton, Composer - Lester Young, Tenor Saxophone, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Curtis Counce, Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Henry Creamer, Composer - Vic Dickenson, Trombone, AssociatedPerformer - Willie Smith, Alto Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Wesley Jones, Piano, AssociatedPerformer

Blue Note (R) is a registered trademark of Capitol Records, Inc. (C) 1995 Capitol Records, Inc. ℗ 1995 Blue Note Records

11
Lover Come Back To Me (Remastered 1995)
00:02:37

Malcolm Addey, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Howard McGhee, Trumpet, AssociatedPerformer - Oscar Hammerstein II , ComposerLyricist - Sigmund Romberg, ComposerLyricist - Johnny Otis, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Lester Young, Tenor Saxophone, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Curtis Counce, Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Vic Dickenson, Trombone, AssociatedPerformer - Willie Smith, Alto Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Wesley Jones, Piano, AssociatedPerformer

Blue Note (R) is a registered trademark of Capitol Records, Inc. (C) 1995 Capitol Records, Inc. ℗ 1995 Blue Note Records

12
Jammin' With Lester (Remastered 1995)
00:03:03

Malcolm Addey, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Howard McGhee, Trumpet, AssociatedPerformer - Johnny Otis, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Lester Young, Tenor Saxophone, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Curtis Counce, Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Vic Dickenson, Trombone, AssociatedPerformer - Willie Smith, Alto Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Wesley Jones, Piano, AssociatedPerformer

Blue Note (R) is a registered trademark of Capitol Records, Inc. (C) 1995 Capitol Records, Inc. ℗ 1995 Blue Note Records

13
You're Driving Me Crazy (Remastered 1995)
00:03:06

Walter Donaldson, Composer - Red Callender, Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Malcolm Addey, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Lester Young, Tenor Saxophone, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Chico Hamilton, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Joe Albany, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Irving Ashby, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer

Blue Note (R) is a registered trademark of Capitol Records, Inc. (C) 1995 Capitol Records, Inc. ℗ 1995 Blue Note Records

14
New Lester Leaps In (Remastered 1995)
00:02:57

Red Callender, Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Malcolm Addey, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Lester Young, Tenor Saxophone, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Chico Hamilton, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Joe Albany, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Irving Ashby, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer

Blue Note (R) is a registered trademark of Capitol Records, Inc. (C) 1995 Capitol Records, Inc. ℗ 1995 Blue Note Records

15
Lester's Be Bop Boogie (Remastered 1995)
00:03:14

Red Callender, Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Malcolm Addey, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Lester Young, Tenor Saxophone, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Chico Hamilton, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Joe Albany, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Irving Ashby, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer

Blue Note (R) is a registered trademark of Capitol Records, Inc. (C) 1995 Capitol Records, Inc. ℗ 1995 Blue Note Records

16
She's Funny That Way (Remastered 1995)
00:03:20

Red Callender, Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Malcolm Addey, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Lester Young, Tenor Saxophone, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Chico Hamilton, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Neil Moret, ComposerLyricist - Richard A. Whiting, ComposerLyricist - Joe Albany, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Irving Ashby, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer

Blue Note (R) is a registered trademark of Capitol Records, Inc. (C) 1995 Capitol Records, Inc. ℗ 1995 Blue Note Records

17
Sunday (Remastered 1995)
00:02:24

Chester Conn, ComposerLyricist - Ned Miller, ComposerLyricist - Jule Styne, ComposerLyricist - Malcolm Addey, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Lester Young, Tenor Saxophone, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Bennie Krueger, ComposerLyricist - Fred Lacey, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Rodney Richardson, Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Argonne Thornton, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Lyndell Marshall, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Sadik Hakim, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Shorty McConnell, Trumpet, AssociatedPerformer

Blue Note (R) is a registered trademark of Capitol Records, Inc. (C) 1995 Capitol Records, Inc. ℗ 1995 Blue Note Records

18
S.M. Blues (Remastered 1995)
00:03:01

Unknown, ComposerLyricist - Malcolm Addey, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Lester Young, Tenor Saxophone, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Fred Lacey, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Rodney Richardson, Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Argonne Thornton, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Lyndell Marshall, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Sadik Hakim, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Shorty McConnell, Trumpet, AssociatedPerformer

Blue Note (R) is a registered trademark of Capitol Records, Inc. (C) 1995 Capitol Records, Inc. ℗ 1995 Blue Note Records

DISC 2

1
Jumpin' With Symphony Sid (Digital Remaster 1995)
00:03:10

Malcolm Addey, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Lester Young, Composer, Tenor Saxophone, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Fred Lacey, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Rodney Richardson, Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Argonne Thornton, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Lyndell Marshall, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Sadik Hakim, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Shorty McConnell, Trumpet, AssociatedPerformer

Blue Note (R) is a registered trademark of Capitol Records, Inc. (C) 1995 Capitol Records, Inc. ℗ 1995 Blue Note Records

2
No Eyes Blues (Remastered 1995)
00:03:00

Malcolm Addey, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Lester Young, Tenor Saxophone, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Fred Lacey, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Rodney Richardson, Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Argonne Thornton, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Lyndell Marshall, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Sadik Hakim, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Shorty McConnell, Trumpet, AssociatedPerformer

Blue Note (R) is a registered trademark of Capitol Records, Inc. (C) 1995 Capitol Records, Inc. ℗ 1995 Blue Note Records

3
Sax-O-Be-Bop (Remastered 1995)
00:02:53

Malcolm Addey, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Lester Young, Tenor Saxophone, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Fred Lacey, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Rodney Richardson, Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Argonne Thornton, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Lyndell Marshall, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Sadik Hakim, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Shorty McConnell, Trumpet, AssociatedPerformer

Blue Note (R) is a registered trademark of Capitol Records, Inc. (C) 1995 Capitol Records, Inc. ℗ 1995 Blue Note Records

4
On The Sunny Side Of The Street (Remastered 1995)
00:03:00

Dorothy Fields, ComposerLyricist - Malcolm Addey, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Jimmy McHugh, ComposerLyricist - Lester Young, Tenor Saxophone, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Fred Lacey, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Rodney Richardson, Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Argonne Thornton, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Lyndell Marshall, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Sadik Hakim, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Shorty McConnell, Trumpet, AssociatedPerformer

Blue Note (R) is a registered trademark of Capitol Records, Inc. (C) 1995 Capitol Records, Inc. ℗ 1995 Blue Note Records

5
Easy Does It (Remastered 1995)
00:02:33

Malcolm Addey, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Sy Oliver, ComposerLyricist - Lester Young, Tenor Saxophone, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Roy Haynes, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - James Oliver "Trummy" Young, ComposerLyricist - Fred Lacey, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Argonne Thornton, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Shorty McConnell, Trumpet, AssociatedPerformer - Ted Briscoe, Bass, AssociatedPerformer

Blue Note (R) is a registered trademark of Capitol Records, Inc. (C) 1995 Capitol Records, Inc. ℗ 1995 Blue Note Records

6
Easy Does It (Remastered 1995)
00:02:29

Malcolm Addey, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Sy Oliver, ComposerLyricist - Lester Young, Tenor Saxophone, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Roy Haynes, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - James Oliver "Trummy" Young, ComposerLyricist - Fred Lacey, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Argonne Thornton, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Shorty McConnell, Trumpet, AssociatedPerformer - Ted Briscoe, Bass, AssociatedPerformer

Blue Note (R) is a registered trademark of Capitol Records, Inc. (C) 1995 Capitol Records, Inc. ℗ 1995 Blue Note Records

7
Movin' With Lester (Digitally Remastered)
00:03:11

Malcolm Addey, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Lester Young, Tenor Saxophone, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Roy Haynes, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Fred Lacey, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Argonne Thornton, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Shorty McConnell, Trumpet, AssociatedPerformer - Ted Briscoe, Bass, AssociatedPerformer

Blue Note (R) is a registered trademark of Capitol Records, Inc. (C) 1995 Capitol Records, Inc. ℗ 1995 Blue Note Records

8
One O'Clock Jump (Remastered 1995)
00:02:38

Count Basie, ComposerLyricist - Malcolm Addey, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Lester Young, Tenor Saxophone, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Roy Haynes, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Fred Lacey, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Argonne Thornton, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Shorty McConnell, Trumpet, AssociatedPerformer - Ted Briscoe, Bass, AssociatedPerformer

Blue Note (R) is a registered trademark of Capitol Records, Inc. (C) 1995 Capitol Records, Inc. ℗ 1995 Blue Note Records

9
Jumpin' At The Woodside (Digitally Remastered)
00:03:00

Count Basie, Composer - Malcolm Addey, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Lester Young, Tenor Saxophone, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Roy Haynes, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Fred Lacey, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Argonne Thornton, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Shorty McConnell, Trumpet, AssociatedPerformer - Ted Briscoe, Bass, AssociatedPerformer

Blue Note (R) is a registered trademark of Capitol Records, Inc. (C) 1995 Capitol Records, Inc. ℗ 1995 Blue Note Records

10
I'm Confessin' (That I Love Your) (Remastered 1995)
00:02:31

Malcolm Addey, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ellis Reynolds, ComposerLyricist - Lester Young, Tenor Saxophone, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Roy Haynes, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Doc Daugherty, ComposerLyricist - Al Neiburg, ComposerLyricist - Fred Lacey, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Argonne Thornton, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Shorty McConnell, Trumpet, AssociatedPerformer - Ted Briscoe, Bass, AssociatedPerformer

Blue Note (R) is a registered trademark of Capitol Records, Inc. (C) 1995 Capitol Records, Inc. ℗ 1995 Blue Note Records

11
Lester Smooths It Out (Remastered 1995)
00:02:54

Malcolm Addey, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Lester Young, Tenor Saxophone, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Roy Haynes, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Fred Lacey, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Argonne Thornton, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Shorty McConnell, Trumpet, AssociatedPerformer - Ted Briscoe, Bass, AssociatedPerformer

Blue Note (R) is a registered trademark of Capitol Records, Inc. (C) 1995 Capitol Records, Inc. ℗ 1995 Blue Note Records

12
Just Cooling (Remastered 1995)
00:02:59

Malcolm Addey, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Lester Young, Tenor Saxophone, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Roy Haynes, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Fred Lacey, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Argonne Thornton, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Shorty McConnell, Trumpet, AssociatedPerformer - Ted Briscoe, Bass, AssociatedPerformer

Blue Note (R) is a registered trademark of Capitol Records, Inc. (C) 1995 Capitol Records, Inc. ℗ 1995 Blue Note Records

13
Tea For Two (Remastered 1995)
00:03:08

Vincent Youmans, ComposerLyricist - Irving Caesar, ComposerLyricist - Malcolm Addey, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Lester Young, Tenor Saxophone, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Curly Russell, Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Leonard Feather, Producer - Chuck Wayne, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Tiny Kahn, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Gene Di Novi, Piano, AssociatedPerformer

Blue Note (R) is a registered trademark of Capitol Records, Inc. (C) 1995 Capitol Records, Inc. ℗ 1995 Blue Note Records

14
East Of The Sun (Remastered 1995)
00:03:10

Malcolm Addey, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Lester Young, Tenor Saxophone, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Curly Russell, Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Leonard Feather, Producer - BROOKS BOWMAN, ComposerLyricist - Chuck Wayne, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Tiny Kahn, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Gene Di Novi, Piano, AssociatedPerformer

Blue Note (R) is a registered trademark of Capitol Records, Inc. (C) 1995 Capitol Records, Inc. ℗ 1995 Blue Note Records

15
The Sheik Of Araby (Remastered 1995)
00:02:31

Malcolm Addey, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - FRANCIS WHEELER, ComposerLyricist - TED SNYDER, ComposerLyricist - Harry Smith, ComposerLyricist - Lester Young, Tenor Saxophone, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Curly Russell, Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Leonard Feather, Producer - Chuck Wayne, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Tiny Kahn, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Gene Di Novi, Piano, AssociatedPerformer

Blue Note (R) is a registered trademark of Capitol Records, Inc. (C) 1995 Capitol Records, Inc. ℗ 1995 Blue Note Records

16
Something To Remember You By (Remastered 1995)
00:02:44

Malcolm Addey, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Howard Dietz, ComposerLyricist - Arthur Schwartz, ComposerLyricist - Lester Young, Tenor Saxophone, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Curly Russell, Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Leonard Feather, Producer - Chuck Wayne, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Tiny Kahn, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Gene Di Novi, Piano, AssociatedPerformer

Blue Note (R) is a registered trademark of Capitol Records, Inc. (C) 1995 Capitol Records, Inc. ℗ 1995 Blue Note Records

17
Riffin' Without Helen
00:03:13

Malcolm Addey, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Lester Young, Tenor Saxophone, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Dave Barbour, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Henry Tucker, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Willie Smith, Alto Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Maxwell Davies, Tenor Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Norman Granz, Producer - Jimmy Bunn, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Junior Rudd, Bass, AssociatedPerformer

Blue Note (R) is a registered trademark of Capitol Records, Inc. (C) 1995 Capitol Records, Inc. ℗ 1995 Blue Note Records

18
Please Let Me Forget (Digitally Remastered)
00:03:09

Red Callender, ComposerLyricist - Malcolm Addey, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Lester Young, Tenor Saxophone, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Helen Humes, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Dave Barbour, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Henry Tucker, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Willie Smith, Alto Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Maxwell Davis, Tenor Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Norman Granz, Producer - Jimmy Bunn, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Junior Rudd, Bass, AssociatedPerformer

Blue Note (R) is a registered trademark of Capitol Records, Inc. (C) 1995 Capitol Records, Inc. ℗ 1995 Blue Note Records

19
He Don't Love Me Anymore (Remastered 1995)
00:02:51

Malcolm Addey, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Lester Young, Tenor Saxophone, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Helen Humes, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Dave Barbour, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Henry Tucker, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Willie Smith, Alto Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Maxwell Davis, Tenor Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Norman Granz, Producer - Jimmy Bunn, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Martin Hathaway, ComposerLyricist - Junior Rudd, Bass, AssociatedPerformer

Blue Note (R) is a registered trademark of Capitol Records, Inc. (C) 1995 Capitol Records, Inc. ℗ 1995 Blue Note Records

20
Pleasing Man Blues (Remastered 1995)
00:03:06

Malcolm Addey, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Lester Young, Tenor Saxophone, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Helen Humes, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Dave Barbour, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Henry Tucker, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Willie Smith, Alto Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Maxwell Davis, Tenor Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Norman Granz, Producer - Jimmy Bunn, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Junior Rudd, Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Herbie Brock, ComposerLyricist

Blue Note (R) is a registered trademark of Capitol Records, Inc. (C) 1995 Capitol Records, Inc. ℗ 1995 Blue Note Records

21
See See Rider (Digitally Remastered)
00:02:49

Malcolm Addey, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Lester Young, Tenor Saxophone, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Helen Humes, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Ma Rainey, Composer - Dave Barbour, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Henry Tucker, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Willie Smith, Alto Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Maxwell Davis, Tenor Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Norman Granz, Producer - Jimmy Bunn, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Junior Rudd, Bass, AssociatedPerformer

Blue Note (R) is a registered trademark of Capitol Records, Inc. (C) 1995 Capitol Records, Inc. ℗ 1995 Blue Note Records

22
It's Better To Give Than Receive (Digitally Remastered)
00:02:54

Malcolm Addey, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Lester Young, Tenor Saxophone, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Helen Humes, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Dave Barbour, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Henry Tucker, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Willie Smith, Alto Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Maxwell Davis, Tenor Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Norman Granz, Producer - Jimmy Bunn, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Junior Rudd, Bass, AssociatedPerformer - M. LeMayes, ComposerLyricist

Blue Note (R) is a registered trademark of Capitol Records, Inc. (C) 1995 Capitol Records, Inc. ℗ 1995 Blue Note Records

Album Description

Although it has often been written that cool-toned tenor saxophonist Lester Young's experiences with racism in the military during 1944-1945 so scarred him that he never played at the same musical level as he had previously, the music on this essential two-CD reissue disproves that theory. It is true that his attitude toward life was affected and Young became somewhat self-destructive, but his postwar solos rank with the greatest work of his career. This two-fer, which has four selections from 1942 in which Young is heard in a trio with pianist Nat King Cole and bassist Red Callender and a rare 1945 session headed by singer Helen Humes (including a previously unknown instrumental "Riffin' Without Helen"), is mostly taken up with Young's very enjoyable 1945-1948 small-group dates. Highlights include "D.B. Blues," "Jumpin' with Symphony Sid" (which was a minor hit), "Sunday," and "New Lester Leaps In," among many others. Minor errors aside (trumpeter Snooky Young is left out of the personnel listing for the Humes date and Young's final Aladdin session is from 1948, not 1947), this is a well-conceived and brilliant set filled with exciting performances by one of the true greats of jazz. ~ Scott Yanow

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