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The Lester Young-Buddy Rich Trio w/ Nat K. Cole (99121)

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The Lester Young-Buddy Rich Trio w/ Nat K. Cole

Lester Young

American Jazz Classics


AJC 144546




The Lester Young-Buddy Rich Trio w/ Nat K. Cole

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This release presents the complete original LP The Lester Young-Buddy Rich Trio (Verve MGV-8164). It consists of an amazing trio set by the two title artists plus the incomparable Nat “King” Cole on the piano (he was signed to another record label at the time, so he appeared on the LP under the pseudonym of “Aye Guy”). The only existing alternate take produced at the session has been added as a bonus, as well as two further sessions in their entirety which complete Young’s recordings with Nat King Cole (the AFRS Jubilee show also features Buddy Rich on drums). To round out the set, two Jazz at the Philharmonic performances from the same period featuring both Young and Rich plus a plethora of great stars.


LESTER YOUNG, tenor sax
NAT “KING” COLE, piano
BuDDY RICH, drums
Los Angeles, March-April, 1946.

[10-17] Bonus Tracks :

(10-13): Lester Young (ts), Nat “King” Cole (p), Red Callender (b).
Los Angeles, July 15, 1942 (recorded for the Philo label).

(14-15): Lester Young (ts), Nat “King” Cole (p), Oscar Moore (el-g),
Johnny Miller (b), Buddy Rich (d).
AFRS Jubilee #184, Hollywood, March 20, 1946.

(16-17): Lester Young (ts & vcl), Coleman Hawkins, Corky Corcoran,
Babe Russin (ts), Willie Smith (as), Buck Clayton, Ray Linn (tp),
Kenny Kersey (p), Irving Ashby (g), Billy Hadnott (b), Buddy Rich (d).
Embassy Auditorium, Los Angeles, April 22, 1946.



01 Back To The Land
02 I’ve Found A New Baby
03 I Cover The Waterfront
04 Somebody Loves Me
05 I Want To Be Happy
06 The Man I Love
07 Mean To Me
08 Peg O’ My Heart
09 I Cover The Waterfront [Alternate Take]
10 Indiana
11 I Can’t Get Started
12 Tea For Two
13 Body And Soul
14 These Foolish Things
15 Lester Leaps In
16 Bugle Call Rag
17 I’ve Found A New Baby

Total Time: 77:03