Lester Young

Lester Swings [Giants of Jazz]

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This particular collection of Lester Young performances features him with a variety of sidemen from the late '40s and early '50s. There's nothing especially revelatory here, but Young's soft tone is always a pleasure to hear. The sound quality is listenable, but not great; as such, this one is probably more for the serious Pres fan.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 2:34
2 2:53
3 2:58
4 2:58
5 3:10
6 2:46
7 3:10
8 2:42
9 2:58
10 3:20
11 3:31
12 2:46
13 3:19
14 3:42
15 3:10
16 3:03
17 3:11
18 2:46
19 3:01
20 2:31
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