Lester Young Quartet – Collates
While Lester Young’s recordings from his final years were erratic due to his increasing dependence on alcohol (he died in 1959 at the age of 49), his playing was still brilliant on these 1949-51 quartet sessions for Norman Granz. Presented here are his complete original 10” LPs Lester Young Collates (Clef Records MGC-108) and Lester Young Collates No.2 (Clef Records MGC-124), on which he was backed alternatively by pianists John Lewis and Hank Jones. Nine more songs from the same sessions have been added as a bonus.
180 gram + 2 Bonus Tracks