Lester Young

Le Dernier Message de Lester Young (Inc. Bonus 10' (SR02)

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Le Dernier Message de Lester Young (Inc. Bonus 10'

Lester Young

Sam Records

3770010277118

LPS 168214

SR02

JAZZ

1

LP 33,04 €

Re-mastered from the original master tapes

180 gr vinyl pressed by Optimal in Germany

Limited edition 2000 copies

BONUS 10" INCLUDED WITH HIS LAST STUDIO TRACK, RECORDED ON MARCH 11th, 1959 – RTF RADIO STUDIO, PARIS.

In January 1959, Lester Young was in Paris for a series of concerts at the famous Blue Note Club. He plays with Rene Urtreger on piano, Kenny Clarke on drums, Jimmy Gourley on guitar and Jamil Nasser on bass. On March the 4th, 1959, Eddie Barclay decides to record Lester at Studio Barclay, which will be his last album.

This legendary recording session is poignant and moving in line with Coleman Hawkins' ‘Sirius’ and the last recording of Billie Holiday. Lester Young is reduced but the grace and genius are still there! Some days later, March 15, 1959, Lester succumb at the Alvin hotel, a few hours after arriving in New York. A heart attack had just one defeat all musicians nicknamed ‘Prez’, The President.

PERSONNEL:

  • Lester Young - (tenor saxophone)
  • René Urtreger - (piano)
  • Jimmy Gourley - (guitar)
  • Jamil Nasser - (bass)
  • Kenny Clarke - (drums)

Recorded on March 4th, 1959 – Barclay Studio, Paris

  • BONUS 10"
  • On March 11, 1959, a legend went into a Parisian studio and recorded a version of ‘D.B. Blues’ for the French Radio Television show ‘Carrefour du Jazz’. Would be the last recording of the great Lester Young
  • Idrees Sulieman (trumpet)
  • Jimmy Gourley (guitar)
  • Oscar Dennard (piano)
  • Jamil Nasser (double bass)
  • Earl ‘Buster’ Smith (drums)
  • Lester Young - (bass)
  • Kenny Clarke - (drums)

TRACKS:

  • SIDE A
  • A1. Lady Be Good
  • A2. Back Home Again In Indiana
  • A3. I Can’t Get Started With You
  • A4. I Didn’t Know What Time It Was
  • A5. Three Little Words
  • A6. Pennies From Heaven
  • SIDE B
  • B1. Tea For Two
  • B2. I Cover The Waterfront
  • B3. A. B. Blues
  • B4. There’ll never Be Another You
  • B5. Almost Like Being In Love
  • B6. Lullaby Of Birdland