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MG C-108: Lester Young Collates

[Front Cover] Label Type : black/silver Mercury trumpeter type A
Matrix Number : SIDE-A MG C108A
SIDE-B MG C108B



Comments

cover exceptionally in near-mint condition.

A-3 and A-4 also available on Mercury 8927 (78rpm) and 8927x45 (45rpm).

Inside The Groove

A collection of Lester Young's 1949-1951 78rpm cuts.

Personal Impression (and brief notes)

As many may agree, The Pres' artistic peak was in his late 1930s thru early 1940s - before he went to join the army. After leaving the army he never approached the artistry of his pre-army playing.

But this will not immediately mean all of his post-army sessions are junk. Although the 15 months in the army had depressed his mental state, at least his late-1940s sessions represents another fine results.

This album, a compilation of four 78rpm single cuts thru 1949-1951 (except A-1: alternative take against original 78rpm 1st issue), proves one of The Pres' finest example of his post-army era. The famous 1946 “Lester Young Trio” with Nat King Cole would rank higher, but this sessions also shows his attractive tenors.

Strictly Personal Rating (to what extent I could enjoy this album)

9 out of 10




Track Listing

SIDE-A
A-1 C 366-2 Too Marvelous For Words -
A-2 C 368-4 Encore -
A-3 C 369-2 Polka Dots And Moonbeams -
A-4 C 370-2 Up 'N Adam -
SIDE-B
B-1 C 430-1 Three Little Words -
B-2 C 433-4 Neenah -
B-3 C 485-1 Undercover Girl Blues -
B-4 C 486-3 Frenesi -

Personnel

Personnel information, as well as the master number shown above, were taken from the liner-notes of “The Complete Lester Young Studio Sessions on Verve” (Verve 314 547 087-2).

A-1, A-2, A-3, A-4:
Lester Young (ts), Hank Jones (p), Ray Brown (b), Buddy Rich (ds).
Recorded in New York City, September 17, 1949.

B-1, B-2:
Lester Young (ts), John Lewis (p), Joe Shulman (b), Bill Clark (ds).
Recorded in New York City, June 1950.

B-3, B-4:
Lester Young (ts), John Lewis (p), Gene Ramey (b), Jo Jones (ds).
Recorded in New York City, January 16, 1951.

The Artist Also Appears on...

Lester Young (ts) :
  • Mercury MG C-104 10-inch : Lester Young Trio
  • Mercury MG C-108 10-inch : Lester Young Collates
  • Mercury MG C-124 10-inch : Lester Young Collates, No.2
  • Mercury MG-25015 10-inch : Count Basie and his Kansas City Seven
  • EmArcy MG-26021 10-inch : Pres Meets Vice Pres
  • EmArcy MGE-26010 / SRE-66010 : Pres At His Very Best - Sinwing Sounds Of The 40's
  • Mercury MG-35007 / MG VOL.6 10-inch : Jazz At The Philharmonic Volume 6
  • Mercury MG VOL.12 10-inch : Jazz At The Philharmonic Volume 12
  • Mercury MG VOL.13 10-inch : Jazz At The Philharmonic Volume 13
  • Mercury MG VOL.14 10-inch : Jazz At The Philharmonic Volume 14
  • Mercury MG C-508 / MG C-608 : Jazz At The Philharmonic - How High The Moon
  • EmArcy MG-36050 : Volume 3 - The Jazz Giants / Reeds, Part 1 / Various Artists
  • EmArcy MG-36051 : Volume 3 - The Jazz Giants / Reeds, Part 2 / Various Artists

related information




Jackets

Front Back
[MG C-108 FRONT] [MG C-108 BACK]



Labels

Side A Side B
[MG C-108 A] [MG C-108 B]



MATSUBAYASHI 'Shaolin' Kohji <shaolin@rhythmaning.org>
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