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Lester Leaps In

Lester Young

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1
Lester Leaps In
Lester Young; Norman Williams; Bill Potts; Jim Lucht; Idrees Sulieman
3:12
2
These Foolish Things (Remind Me of You)
Lester Young; Norman Williams; Bill Potts; Jim Lucht; Idrees Sulieman
3:33
3
Three Little Words
Lester Young; Norman Williams; Bill Potts; Jim Lucht; Idrees Sulieman
4:30
4
Pennies from Heaven
Lester Young; Norman Williams; Bill Potts; Jim Lucht
2:57
5
Polka Dots and Moonbeams
Lester Young; Bill Potts; Norman Williams; Jim Lucht
3:33
6
Indiana (Back Home Again in Indiana)
Lester Young; Idrees Sulieman; Norman Williams; Bill Potts; Jim Lucht
3:57
7
Jumpin' With Symphony Sid
Lester Young; Norman Williams; Bill Potts; Jim Lucht
3:20
8
D.B. Blues
Lester Young; Jesse Drakes; Gene Ramey; John Lewis; Jo Jones
3:00
9
A Ghost of a Chance
Lester Young; Jesse Drakes; Gene Ramey; John Lewis; Jo Jones
3:42
10
Up and Atom
Lester Young; Jesse Drakes; Horace Silver; Aaron Bell; Connie Kay
4:20
11
Blues in G
Lester Young; Jesse Drakes; Horace Silver; Aaron Bell; Connie Kay
5:39
No, No, Nanette  
12
Tea for Two
Lester Young; Norman Williams; Bill Potts; Jim Lucht
1:32
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    43:15
The great Lester Young, nicknamed "Prez" by Billie Holiday, truly began his rise as one of the legends of jazz with the Count Basie Orchestra in Kansas City. This compilation of his great recordings gets its name from a jazz head written by Basie himself to celebrate and highlight Young's skills as a saxophone player (the opening track of the record).

Young would later leave the Basie Orchestra and perform on many recordings with Billie Holiday and Nat "King" Cole, up until the infamous recording ban of 1942-44, followed by his induction into the U.S. military for the 2nd World War. During this time, he was not allowed to play saxophone (unlike white musician's such as Glenn Miller, who was inducted into a military band outfit), and he was court-marshalled and placed in a detention barracks after being found with alcohol and marijuana. This lead to his writing "D.B. Blues" - featured on this compilation.

After the war, Prez began to release prolifically, joining Norman Grantz's Jazz at the Philharmonic troupe and making several trio recordings with Nat King Cole. He remained on the map for the next decade recording and performing with many of the greats, but his health and playing began to decline as he turned toward drinking.

This legendary and storied musician remains one of the most influential figures in jazz, and his story lives on in this high resolution compilation.
192 kHz / 24-bit, 96 kHz / 24-bit PCM and 2.8224 MHz DSD – 2xHD - Storyville Records Studio Masters

This album contains high-resolution digital transfers of material originating from an analogue master source.

From 2xHD:

2xHD is a record label which uses its proprietary system to process music masters originally recorded in analog or DSD or other format, to DSD in order to produce a unique listening experience.

The process uses a selection from a pool of high-end audiophile components and connectors. In some cases even using battery power, so as to benefit from the cleanest power source possible. This variable equipment combination custom tailored to each project, creates the most accurate reproduction of the original recording, unveiling informaton previously masked by the use of EQ, transformers, patch bays, extended cable length etc. The selection of components is critical, as many A/D and D/A converters are unable to pierce through these filters that create a ceiling effect to the sound. The 2xHD system preserves the dynamics of the original master and provides an open feeling to the sound.

2xHD Mastering: René Laflamme
2xHD Executive Producer: André Perry

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