Lester Young With The Oscar Peterson Trio

Lester Young - Lester Young With The Oscar Peterson Trio
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Based on 15 ratings
1954 Ratings: #4
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June 1954 / Release Date
LP / Format
Columbia / Label
Bebop, Cool Jazz, Swing / Genres
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Doublez
87

If Lester Young is a jazz legend, notably because of his performances and compositions, but also because he was an excellent saxophone tenor who had the characteristic of being super relaxed which softened his playing, he went up and down as much before his first album as a leader. He worked a lot for Count Basie, but also with the singers Billie Holiday or Nat King Cole. However, he always had a string of mishaps, such as getting kicked out of the Count Basie orchestra or ending up in a ... read more

Midline
90

Pure, simple, clean jazz. Exceptional and insulting that Young doesn't get more attention.

MonkeMan
88

I like Lester Young's style in this. I feel like his sax playing has a distinct sound to it. Overall, this is really enjoyable jazz.

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Added on: August 27, 2018