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Lester Young - The Kansas City Sessions (1997) Retail CD
All of the music on this album was made at three sessions by small groups from the Count Basie orchestra. Lester Young is heard on 18 of the 22 tracks; Buck Clayton, Freddie Green and bass player Walter Page on 14 and Jo Jones plays drums throughout. The music comes from two periods, from 1938, when Basie had just stormed the dance hall bastions of New York, and from 1944. All of the solos are beautifully poised and concise with Clayton muted much of the time in order to preserve the intimate atmosphere. Lester Young's tenor comes from the classic period in his development, his tonemore… clear and translucent, and he also plays his unique clarinet on one session, adding a tone of great beauty. The most surprising aspect of the music is probably the electric guitar played by Eddie Durham. This pre-dates that of Charlie Christian and was frequently overlooked due to Durham's parallel talents as composer, arranger and trombonist. The 1944 date is the only one with a pianist (Joe Bushkin) and has driving solos from Young, trumpeter Bill Coleman and trombonist Dicky Wells, especially on the three different takes of "I Got Rhythm". --Steve Voce
|1||Way Down Yonder in New Orleans [Take 2]|
|2||Way Down Yonder in New Orleans|
|4||Countless Blues [Take 2]|
|5||Them There Eyes [Take 2]|
|6||Them There Eyes - Lester Young|
|7||I Want a Little Girl|
|8||I Want a Little Girl [Take 2]|
|9||Pagin' the Devil|
|10||Pagin' the Devil [Take 2]|
|11||Three Little Words [Take 2]|
|12||Three Little Words|
|13||Jo-Jo - Lester Young|
|14||I Got Rhythm [Take 3]|
|15||I Got Rhythm [Take 2]|
|16||I Got Rhythm|
|17||Four O'Clock Drag|
|18||Four O'Clock Drag [Take 3]|
|19||Laughing at Life - Kansas City Five, Lester Young|
|20||Good Morning Blues - Kansas City Five, Lester Young|
|21||I Know That You Know - Kansas City Five, Lester Young|
|22||Love Me or Leave Me - Kansas City Five, Lester Young|
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