Lester Young

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A tenor sax legend, known as Pres, whose melodic, smooth-flowing lines made him the most influential and inventive player of the pre-bop era.
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Discography

Year Album Label AllMusic Rating User Ratings
Live! From the Royal Roost
1948 Live! From the Royal Roost Unique Jazz
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Pres Lives! 1950 Pres Lives! Savoy
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The Pres [Savoy] 1950 The Pres [Savoy] Savoy
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Swings Again 1950 Swings Again Verve
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Lester Young Quartet and Count Basie Seven 1950 Lester Young Quartet and Count Basie Seven Mercury
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Lester Young Trio 1951 Lester Young Trio Universal Japan
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Lester Young Collates 1951 Lester Young Collates Mercury
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Lester Young with the Oscar Peterson Trio
1952 Lester Young with the Oscar Peterson Trio Verve
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Kansas City Style 1952 Kansas City Style Commodore Records
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It Don't Mean a Thing 1952 It Don't Mean a Thing Verve
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Hartford, 1953
1953 Hartford, 1953 Pablo
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Lester Young Collates No. 2 1953 Lester Young Collates No. 2 Verve
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Battle of the Saxes 1953 Battle of the Saxes Aladdin Records
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Just You, Just Me
1953 Just You, Just Me Dreyfus Records
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Town Hall Concert 1954 Town Hall Concert Mainstream
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Lester Young: His Tenor Sax 1954 Lester Young: His Tenor Sax Aladdin Records
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The President 1954 The President Norgran
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Pres Meets Vice-Pres 1955 Pres Meets Vice-Pres Emarcy
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Pres and Sweets
1955 Pres and Sweets Verve
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The Jazz Giants '56
1956 The Jazz Giants '56 Verve
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Nat King Cole-Buddy Rich Trio 1956 Nat King Cole-Buddy Rich Trio
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Lester's Here 1956 Lester's Here Norgran
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Pres & Teddy
1956 Pres & Teddy Verve
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Tops on Tenor 1956 Tops on Tenor Jazztone
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Live at Birdland, Vol. 2 1956 Live at Birdland, Vol. 2 Band Stand
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Lester Swings Again 1956 Lester Swings Again Norgran
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Lester Young and His Tenor Sax, Vol. 2 1956 Lester Young and His Tenor Sax, Vol. 2 Aladdin Records
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If It Ain't Got That Swing 1957 If It Ain't Got That Swing
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Going for Myself 1957 Going for Myself Verve
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Laughin' to Keep from Cryin'
1958 Laughin' to Keep from Cryin' Verve / PolyGram
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The Lester Young: Teddy Wilson Quartet 1959 The Lester Young: Teddy Wilson Quartet Verve
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Pres 1961 Pres
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Prez Conference 1979 Prez Conference
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In Washington, D.C. 1956, Vol. 5
1998 In Washington, D.C. 1956, Vol. 5 Original Jazz Classics
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Pres Box, Vols. 10-12 [Box] Pres Box, Vols. 10-12 [Box] Jazz Up
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Pres Box, Vols. 4-6 [Box] Pres Box, Vols. 4-6 [Box] Jazz Up
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Lester Warms Up Lester Warms Up Savoy
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Pres Box, Vols. 13-15 [Box] Pres Box, Vols. 13-15 [Box] Jazz Up
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Pres Box, Vols. 1-3 [Box] Pres Box, Vols. 1-3 [Box] Jazz Up
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Pres Box, Vols. 7-9 [Box] Pres Box, Vols. 7-9 [Box] Jazz Up
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