Lester Young - Le Dernier Message De Lester Young


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Vinyl LP with Damaged Cover

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Limited edition French reissue

Remastered from original master tapes

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 4, 1959, Eddie Barclay decides to record Lester at Studio Barclay, which will 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 succumbs at the Alvin hotel, a few hours after arriving in New York. A heart attack had just defeated the tenor sax master fellow musicians nicknamed "Prez" — The President.

Reissue using the original photos of Herman Leonard, re-mastered from the original master tapes. Limited édition 750 copies — 180-gram vinyl pressed by Pallas in Germany.

Founded in 2011 by Fred Thomas, Sam Records presents this great reissue. Our repressings pay tribute to the people — the musicians, producers, labels, photographers, graphic artists and sound engineers — who created the original recordings that have become enduring legends of 1950s and ’60s jazz. 


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

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