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Lester Young - Le Dernier Message

Sam Records

  • £62.98

Format: 180 gram LP + Bonus 10"
Catalogue No.: 84069
Release Date: 15 Aug 2022
Genre: Jazz

In January 1959, Lester Young was in Paris for a series of concerts at the famous Blue Note Club. He plays with Rene Urtreger on piano, Kenny Clarke on drums, Jimmy Gourley on guitar and Jamil Nasser on bass. On March the 4th, 1959, Eddie Barclay decides to record Lester at Studio Barclay, which will be his last album.

This legendary recording session is poignant and moving in line with the from Coleman Hawkins ‘Sirius’ and the last recording of Billie Holiday. Lester Young is reduced but the grace and genius are still there! Some days later, March 15, 1959, Lester succumb at the Alvin hotel, a few hours after arriving in New York. A heart attack had just one defeat all musicians nicknamed ‘Prez’, The President.

LP Track List
Side A
1. Lady Be Good 3’36
2. Back Home Again In Indiana 2’48
3. I Can’t Get Started With You 3’15
4. I Didn’t Know What Time It Was 4’20
5. Three Little Words 4’18
6. Pennies From Heaven 3’21

Side B
1. Tea For Two 3’31
2. I Cover The Waterfront 3’49
3. A. B. Blues 3’14
4. There’ll never Be Another You 3’39
5. Almost Like Being In Love 4’01
6. Lullaby Of Birdland 3’43

10" Bonus EP

Re-mastered from the original master tapes.10” : March 11th, 1959 – RTF Radio Studio, Paris.

On March 11, 1959, a legend went into a Parisian studio and recorded a version of ‘D.B. Blues’ for the French Radio Television show ‘Carrefour du Jazz’. This title, recorded with musicians Idrees Sulieman (trumpet), Jimmy Gourley (guitar), Oscar Dennard (piano), Jamil Nasser (double bass) and Earl ‘Buster’ Smith (drums), would be the last recording of the great Lester Young.

Lester Young (Tenor Saxophone)
Oscar Dennard (Piano)
Jimmy Gourley (Guitar)
Jamil Nasser (Bass)
Earl ‘Buster’ Smith (Drums)

10" Track List
Side A
1. D.B. Blues 7’08

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