Lester Willis Young (August 27, 1909 – March 15, 1959), nicknamed "Pres" or "Prez", was an American jazz tenor saxophonist and occasional clarinetist. Coming to prominence while a member of Count Basie's orchestra, Young was one of the most influential players on his instrument
Lester Young's earliest recordings. Those four sides were released on Vocalion Records under the band name of Jones-Smith Incorporated; the sides were "Shoe Shine Boy", "Evening", "Boogie Woogie", and "Lady Be Good". With the New Testament Basie band in full swing, and arrangements written by a youthful Quincy Jones, this album proved a swinging respite from her Songbook recordings and constant touring she did during this period. She even toured with the Basie Orchestra in the mid-1970s, and Fitzgerald and Basie also met on the 1979 albums A Classy Pair, Digital III at Montreux, and A Perfect Match, the last two also recorded live at Montreux. In addition to Quincy Jones, Basie was using arrangers such as Benny Carter (Kansas City Suite), Neal Hefti (The Atomic Mr Basie), and Sammy Nestico (Basie-Straight.
Album · 1997 · 22 Songs. Lester Young & The Kansas City Six. 3:02. 2. Way Down Yonder in New Orleans (Take 1). 3:00. 3. Countless Blues (Take 1). 3:03. 4. Countless Blues (Take 2). 3:01.
Early Morning Reminiscing. The Kansas City Sessions. This is a CD overflowing with classic performances. The great Lester Young is heard with the 1938 version of the Kansas City Six, a group also including trumpeter Buck Clayton (in prime form), Eddie Durham on electric guitar (where he preceded Charlie Christian) and trombone, the rhythm guitar of Freddie Green, bassist Walter Page, and drummer Jo Jones.
Exclusive discount for Prime members. Sample this album Artist - Artist (Sample). 1. 30. Way Down Yonder In New Orleans. by Lester Young & The Kansas City Six. Way Down Yonder In New Orleans by Lester Young & The Kansas City Six. He's not Charlie Christian but his solos are thoughtful and definitely and indication of where the guitar was at that time. Freddie Green's chord work is magnificent.
Three Little Words Lester Young; Kansas City Five. 9. Four O'Clock Drag Lester Young; Kansas City Five. This remastered collection features a dozen songs recorded in 1938 and 1944 by jazz saxophonist Lester Young with the Kansas City Five, essentially the members of the Count Basie Orchestra minus Basie. The compilation also includes tracks from Young's 1944 big band album The Master's Touch and other selections from the era. 48 kHz, 24-bit PCM – Jube Legends Studio Masters. This album is a high-resolution digital transfer of material originating from an analogue recording
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Featuring The Kansas City Five recorded in 1938 plus an additional date from 1944. Reissued as "Prez" in 1969 (Ace Of Hearts ZAHC176, UK). Thanks to snobb for the addition. No release results found : showing artist results instead. Classic Albums Collection: 1955-1958 (4CD BOX SET) Enlightenment 2017. The Lester Young Collection 1936-47 FABULOUS 2013. Lester Young And The Kansas City 5 (aka "Prez") Contents.
Ensemble – Kansas City Five. 20. Good Mornin' Blues. Ensemble – Kansas City Five. 21. I Know That You Know. 22. Love Me Or Leave Me. Tenor Saxophone, Clarinet – Lester Young (tracks: 1 to 18). Trombone – Dicky Wells (tracks: 11 to 18). Trombone, Electric Guitar – Eddie Durham (tracks: 1 to 10, 19 to 22).
|Way Down Yonder In New Orleans|
|I Want A Little Girl|
|Pagin' The Devil|
|I Know That You Know|
|Laughing At Life|
|I Got Rythm|
|Three Little Words|
|Four O'Clock Drag|
|Them There Eyes|
|Good Mornin' Blues|
|FL 30,014||Lester Young||Lester Young With The Kansas City Five (LP, Comp)||Commodore||FL 30,014||US||1962|
|SL 10002||Lester Young*||Lester Young And The Kansas City 5 (LP, Comp, Mono)||Stateside||SL 10002||UK||1964|
|LAX 3310||Lester Young||Lester Young With The Kansas City Five (LP, Comp, Mono)||London Records||LAX 3310||Japan||1974|
|ND 475||Lester Young||PREZ - Kansas City Six (LP)||Decca||ND 475||Germany||Unknown|