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Lester Young Trio (w/Nat "King" Cole, Buddy Rich)

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The entire 1946 sessions with Nat King Cole and Buddy Rich and an unreleased bonus track! Also here is the legendary Nat King Cole/Dexter Gordon Mercury session.

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (April 19, 1994)
  • Original Release Date: April 19, 1994
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Verve
  • ASIN: B0000046T5
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #73,752 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By George H. Soule on November 5, 2002
Format: Audio CD
The important recordings on this CD are derived from sessions for the Lester Young Trio recorded in 1946. The trio is perfectly balanced. Prez is at the peak of his powers as is Nat Cole, recording as "Aye Guy." Prez and Nat Cole complement one another so well that one could argue that this is a classic collaboration for both musicians. Certainly, Young is as comfortable with Cole as he was with Teddy Wilson or Count Basie years earlier. The two derive obvious pleasure from one anothers' playing. The drummer is Buddy Rich whose pyrotechniques are understated, and his brush work is tasteful and appropriate throughout. This is great music from the bluesy "Back to the Land" to the upbeat "I've Found a New Baby." These recordings show why Young's tone and improvisational skills were the model for saxophone players. Prez swings throughout; the ballads are models of the genre. Cole's piano is lyrical, and his solos are precise statements, reminiscent of Earl Hines in their inventiveness and control. This is Nat Cole the pianist, before his apotheosis as vocalist. And he was among the best jazz pianists--as interesting as Bud Powell and the obvious model for such cats as Hank Jones, Ahmad Jamal, and Red Garland. These are excellent examples of Cole's playing. The solo on the second "I Cover the Waterfront" is elegantly tasteful. The interplay between Young and Cole is especially fine on this number, on "Somebody Loves Me," and "I Want to be Happy." The music is fine--masterful in the true sense of the word. This is an important collaboration--a valuable and important addition to any jazz library. For some reason, the disc has been expanded to include four tracks from a 1943 session featuring Dexter Gordon and trumpet player Harry "Sweets" Edison with Nat Cole.Read more ›
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Jazzman on November 6, 2005
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Lester Young is my favorite saxophone player and this is my favorite album of his. That wonderful Lester Young tone really comes through on this album. Pres' playing on songs like "Back To The Land" just puts chills down your spine. On top of Lester's great playing you also have two musicians who were superior players on their instruments and legends in their own right, and those are Nat King Cole and Buddy Rich. Nat King Cole, of course, was a great jazz pianist before he ever got into singing, but many people only know him as a vocalist. That's unfortunate, because there is a lot of great music that he made with his jazz trio. Of course, Buddy Rich is one of the greatest jazz drummers of all time, and he could accompany on a ballad just as well as he could play with fire. With a trio as powerful as Young, Cole, and Rich it's almost impossible not to make great music.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Richard W. Cutler on September 7, 2008
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Here is Lester Young in 1946, after his stint in the army supposedly destroyed his creative powers, attacking --yes, attacking-- "I Found a New Baby" with such easy control that a casual listener might not realize how the song has been utterly transformed. His pianist, the remarkable Nat King Cole, feeds harmonic and rhythmic ideas to the saxophonist with such grace that one could believe the entire performance had been composed beforehand, except for the obvious underlying excitement. On ballads --all taken at Lester's favorite tempo --just the slightest bit slower than medium-- the two carry on a delicious, sophisticated conversation: Listen particularly to the consecutive takes of "I Cover the Waterfront" for an idea of collaborative discovery within the most familiar material. Young and Cole had recorded together in 1942, four splendid pieces for Aladdin Records, and this later meeting can only make you wish they had played together as a regular duo. My favorite is "The Man I Love," which begins apparently simply and gradually becomes more and more complex as Young and Cole gently but firmly prod each other toward deeper, subtle insights. Buddy Rich, known to most as a dominating drummer, shows (as he does on his Art Tatum sessions) that he knows when restraint is real strength. This collection is a testament to the power of masterful understatement.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By KeithCT on April 11, 2007
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This album is an unqualified masterpiece. Lester Young is exceptional and this is a rare opportunity to hear Nat "King" Cole play pure jazz. People who know him from singing "Unforgettable" etc may have no clue just how great a piano player he was and how great his jazz chops were. These two are a perfect match, and among all of Lester Young's wonderful albums I tend to agree with the reviewer who said this is the best. A word on sound quality: one of the reviewers downgraded this cd to 3-stars based on what he perceived to be awful sound. He exaggerates. This is a five star album, and the pops and scratches make this sound like an older jazz record. Jazz doesn't need to be squeaky clean to be enjoyed. Many jazz listeners still buy LP's specifically to hear the kind of sound quality captured on this CD. You want great music? Buy this cd
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I’ve always enjoyed listening to and learning about Lester Young ever since Daddy O’Daily introduced me to him in the mid-50s on Chicago radio.

As one who had a somewhat a similar experience with our armed services I have great sympathy for Pres. I have ADD. Pres had his skin color. Neither gave us any chance to be a good candidate for the Service!

Pres had no choice. For him the choice was Federal Prison or Selective Service. I made my choice in high school at 17: I joined the Naval Reserve. Pres after joining was caught with drugs and suffered harsh treatment in military prison.

Pres was a sensitive cat. In fact it was Pres who gave us the name for all jazz musicians, “Cat.” He loved them. His fellow musicians were cats.

We have in this recording, Lester Young Trio his return to the jazz scene after his brutal treatment in military prison.

He is joined by none other than Nat King Cole, piano. I have always wished that Nat Cole had never learned to sing. And especially after finding those Capitol recordings where he does some singing but plays so much piano.

Here’s the rundown for this CD - Tracks 1 thru 10: Pres, t; Nat Cole, pn; Buddy Rich, dms. Los Angeles April 1946. Tracks 11 – 14 Summer 1943 & 44 Los Angeles – Pres, t; Dexter Gordon, t; Nat Cole, pn; Red Callender or Johnny Miller, bs; Clifford Owens, dms. (Jazz Historian Ted Gioca names Dexter Gordon the founding father of West Coast Jazz.)

The music begins with Lester’s Back to the Land: To quote George Soule, “Pres and Nat Cole complement one another so well that one could argue that this is a classic collaboration for both musicians. Certainly, Young is as comfortable with Cole as he was with Teddy Wilson or Count Basie years earlier.
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