The President Plays With The Oscar Peterson Trio
  • Norgran MGN 5 Norgran MGN 5
  • Norgran MGN 6 Norgran MGN 6
  • Norgran MGN 1005 Norgran MGN 1005

Lester Young

The President Plays With The Oscar Peterson Trio

Lone Hill Jazz

Personnel:
Lester Young (ts, vcl), Harry 'Sweets' Edison (tp), Oscar Peterson (p), Barney Kessel, Herb Ellis (g), Ray Brown (b), J.C. Heard, Louie Bellson (d)

Reference: LHJ10326

Bar code: 8436019583265

This release presents the two complete original 1952 albums reuniting Lester and the Oscar Peterson Trio (with the addition of Barney Kessel on guitar, the band is in fact a quartet), plus some tunes from the same session originally issued separately.

In addition to the superb music contained on these sessions, they also included two oddities: on "Two to Tango", Lester Young sings, and on one of the bonus tracks, "St. Tropez", he plays the clarinet.


Tracklisting:

01. AD LIB BLUES (5:54)
02. JUST YOU, JUST ME (7:41)
03. TEA FOR TWO (7:44)
04. (BACK HOME AGAIN IN) INDIANA (7:03)
05. THESE FOOLISH THINGS (3:27)
06. I CANT GET STARTED (3:40)
07. STARDUST (3:36)
08. ON THE SUNNY SIDE OF THE STREET (3:27)
09. ALMOST LIKE BEING IN LOVE (3:33)
10. I CANT GIVE YOU ANYTHING BUT LOVE (3:22)
11. THERE WILL NEVER BE ANOTHER YOU (3:28)
12. IM CONFESSIN (3:43)
13. (IT TAKES) TWO TO TANGO (5:53)
14. ST. TROPEZ (10:05) (*) Bonus Track
15. LOVE IS HERE TO STAY (5:53) (*) Bonus Track

Total time: 78:35 min.


Tracks #1-2, 6 & 9 original 10" LP issue entitled "Lester Young with The Oscar Peterson Trio #1" (Norgran MGN 5).

Tracks #3-4, 8 & 11 original 10" LP issue entitled "Lester Young with The Oscar Peterson Trio #2" (Norgran MGN 6).

Tracks #5-7, 12 original LP issue "The President" (Norgran MGN 1005).


Personnel on tracks #1-13: Lester Young (ts, vcl on #13), Oscar Peterson (p), Barney Kessel (g), Ray Brown (b) and J.C. Heard (d). Recorded in New York City, on November 28, 1952.

(*) The bonus tracks features: Lester Young (cl on #14, ts on #15), Oscar Peterson (p), Harry Sweets Edison (tp), Herb Ellis (g), Ray Brown (b) and Louie Bellson (d). Recorded in Hollywood, on July 31, 1957.


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Notes:

"Defying what has become conventional wisdom, tenor saxophonist Lester Young (when he was reasonably healthy) actually cut some of his greatest recordings in the 50s. On this wonderful effort with pianist Oscar Peterson, guitarist Barney Kessel, bassist Ray Brown, and drummer J.C. Heard, Prez performs definitive versions of "Just You, Just Me" and "Tea for Two," and plays a string of concise but memorable ballad renditions: "On the Sunny Side of the Street," "Almost Like Being in Love," "I Can't Give You Anything but Love," "There Will Never Be Another You," and "I'm Confessin'." The CD reissue augments the original dozen songs with a version of the good-humored "It Takes Two to Tango" (which features Young's only recorded vocals). Essential music."

Scott Yanow -All Music Guide
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$15.94  (tax incl.)

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