Lester Young The Complete Savoy Recordings (2-CD)

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Format: CD  (2 Discs)
Item:  SVJ 17122

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  • Number of Discs: 2
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  • Originally Released: 2005
  • Label: Savoy Jazz

Description by OLDIES.com:

The recordings the great Lester Young made for the Savoy label include every element that made him one of the most significant trendsetters in Jazz. You could always tell how he was feeling from how he sounded, and it was this emotional honesty that made his every utterance so entrancing. Features Count Basie, Harry Sweets Edison, Freddie Green, Johnny Guarnieri, Jo Jones, and more!

Tracks on Disc 1:

  • Buy for $1.291.These Foolish Things Remind Me Of You
  • Buy for $1.292.Exercise In Swing - Take 1 (Master)
  • Buy for $1.293.Exercise In Swing - Take 2
  • Buy for $1.294.Exercise In Swing - Take 3
  • Buy for $1.295.Exercise In Swing - Take 4
  • Buy for $1.296.Salute To Fats - Take 1
  • Buy for $1.297.Salute To Fats - Take 2
  • Buy for $1.298.Salute To Fats - Take 3
  • Buy for $1.299.Salute To Fats - Take 4
  • Buy for $1.2910.Salute To Fats - Take 5 (Master)
  • Buy for $1.2911.Basie English - Take 1
  • Buy for $1.2912.Basie English - Take 2 (Master)
  • Buy for $1.2913.Empty Hearted - Take 1 (Master)
  • Buy for $1.2914.Circus In Rhythm - Take 1 (Master)
  • Buy for $1.2915.Circus In Rhythm - Take 2
  • Buy for $1.2916.Circus In Rhythm - Take 3
  • Buy for $1.2917.Poor Little Plaything - Take 1 (Master)
  • Buy for $1.2918.Poor Little Plaything - Take 2
  • Buy for $1.2919.Tush - Take 1
  • Buy for $1.2920.Tush - Take 2 (Master)
  • Buy for $1.2921.Blue Lester (Lester's Blues) - Take 1 (Master)
  • Buy for $1.2922.Ghost Of A Chance - Take 1
  • Buy for $1.2923.Ghost Of A Chance - Take 2 (Master)
  • Buy for $1.2924.Indiana - Take 1
  • Buy for $1.2925.Indiana - Take 2 (Master)
  • Buy for $1.2926.Jump, Lester, Jump (Lester's Savoy Jump) - Take 1 (Master)

Tracks on Disc 2:

  • Buy for $1.291.Crazy Over J-Z - Take 1
  • Buy for $1.292.Crazy Over J-Z - Take 2
  • Buy for $1.293.Crazy Over J-Z - Take 3 (Master)
  • Buy for $1.294.Ding Dong - Take 1
  • Buy for $1.295.Ding Dong - Take 2
  • Buy for $1.296.Ding Dong - Take 3 (Master)
  • Buy for $1.297.Blues 'N' Bells - Take 1
  • Buy for $1.298.Blues 'N' Bells - Take 2
  • Buy for $1.299.Blues 'N' Bells - Take 3 (Master)
  • Buy for $1.2910.June Bug - Take 1 (Master)
  • Buy for $1.2911.Neenah
  • Buy for $1.2912.Body And Soul
  • Buy for $1.2913.Up And Adam
  • Buy for $1.2914.Big Eye Blues
  • Buy for $1.2915.One O'Clock Blues
  • Buy for $1.2916.Lester's Mop Mop Blues
  • Buy for $1.2917.Pennies From Heaven
  • Buy for $1.2918.I Can't Get Started
  • Buy for $1.2919.How High The Moon
  • Buy for $1.2920.Jumpin' With Symphony Sid

Product Description:

Personnel: Lester Young (tenor saxophone); Earle Warren (vocals, alto saxophone); Jimmy Powell (alto saxophone); Buddy Tate (tenor saxophone);
Rudy Rutherford (baritone saxophone); Billy Butterfield, Joe Newman, Ed Lewis, Al Killian, Harry Sweets Edison, Jessie Drakes (trumpet); Eli Robinson, Dicky Wells, Ted Donnelly, Louis Taylor, Jerry Elliott (trombone); Hank D'Amico (clarinet); Johnny Guarnieri, Clyde Hart, Count Basie, Junior Mance, Kenny Drew (piano); Dexter Hall, Freddie Green (guitar); Billy Taylor, Rodney Richardson, Leroy Jackson, Joe Shulman (bass); Cozy Cole, Jo Jones, Shadow Wilson, Roy Haynes (drums).
Principally recorded at WOR, Chicago, Illinois between 1944 & 1950. Includes liner notes by Loren Schoenberg.
All tracks have been digitally remastered.
2002's The Complete Savoy Recordings contains all 46 recordings Lester Young recorded for Savoy, including numerous alternate takes. This set is nicely assembled, boasting 20-Bit remastering, with good notes and logical sequencing (even if the successions of alternate takes do skew it a bit toward the historian, not the casual listener), making this the best set to date of Young's pivotal Savoy recordings. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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  • Sales Rank: 27,137
  • UPC: 795041712226
  • Shipping Weight: 0.33/lbs (approx)
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