Lester Young - Le Dernier Message De Lester Young

 (LP + Bonus 10 Inch Vinyl)


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180 Gram Vinyl Record

No. of Discs: 2

180 Gram LP

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Limited edition 180-gram LP plus bonus 10" vinyl!

Remastered from the original master tapes and pressed by Optimal!

Limited to 2,000 copies!

Fasimile reissue using the original jacket photos on the front and back by Herman Leonard

In January 1959, Lester Young was in Paris for a series of concerts at the famous Blue Note Club. He played with Rene Urtreger on piano, Kenny Clarke on drums, Jimmy Gourley on guitar and Jamil Nasser on bass. On March 4, 1959, Eddie Barclay decided to record Lester at Studio Barclay, which would be Lester's last album. This legendary recording session is poignant and moving in line with 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, on March 15, 1959, Lester succumbed to a heart attack at the Alvin hotel, a few hours after arriving in New York. Illness had just defeated the tenor sax master fellow musicians nicknamed "Prez" — The President.

Reissued using the original photos of Herman Leonard, remastered from the original master tapes. Limited to 2,000 copies on 180-gram vinyl pressed by Optimal in Germany.

Lester Young, tenor saxophone
René Urtreger, piano
Jimmy Gourley, guitar
Jamil Nasser, bass
Kenny Clarke, drums

Bonus 10" vinyl recorded on March 11, 1959 at 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
Idrees Sulieman, trumpet
Jimmy Gourley, guitar
Oscar Dennard, piano
Jamil Nasser, double bass
Earl "Buster" Smith, drums

1. LP
2. Side A
3. 1. Lady Be Good
4. 2. Back Home Again in Indiana
5. 3. I Can't Get Started With You
6. 4. I Didn't Know What Time it was
7. 5. Three Little Words
8. 6. Pennies From Heaven
9. Side B
10. 1. Tea For Two
11. 2. I Cover the Waterfront
12. 3. A.B. Blues
13. 4. There'll Never Be Another You
14. 5. Almost Like Being in Love
15. 6. Lullaby of Birdland
Bonus 10 Inch
17. 1. D.B. Blues

Customer Reviews (5.00 Stars) 2 person(s) rated this product.

Le Dernier Message De Lester Young - Lester Young

posted on 01/08/2014
5 Stars
Reviewer: Anthony
I believe this was Lester's last recording. Though a little dated by today's standards, this is still great music and beautifully recorded. Worth the asking price just for the rare photo of a smiling Lester Young on the back cover.

Le Dernier Message De Lester Young - Lester Young

posted on 03/17/2013
5 Stars

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