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Lester Young - The Aladdin Sessions

Lester Young - The Aladdin Sessions

Performer: Lester Young
Album Title: The Aladdin Sessions
Label: Blue Note ‎– BN-LA456-H2
Series: The Blue Note Re-Issue Series –
Type: 2 x Vinyl, LP, Compilation, Mono
Country: US
Date of released: 1975
Category: Jazz
Style: Swing
Rating: 4.4
Votes: 484
Other Formats: AC3 DMF AUD MMF ADX DXD WAV


Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 D. B. Blues
Written-By – C. Beaks*, L. Young*
2:57
A2 Lester Blows Again
Written-By – L. Young*
2:30
A3 These Foolish Things (Remind Me Of You)
Written-By – H. Link*, H. Marvell*, J. Strachey*
3:06
A4 Jumpin' At Mesners
Written-By – L. Young*
2:40
A5 It's Only A Paper Moon
Written-By – B. Rose*, E.Y. Harburg, H. Arlen*
3:04
A6 After You've Gone
Written-By – H. Creamer*, T. Layton*
2:38
B1 Lover, Come Back To Me!
Written-By – O. Hammerstein II*, S. Romberg*
2:37
B2 Jammin' With Lester
Written-By – L. Young*
3:00
B3 Lester Leaps In
Written-By – L. Young*
2:50
B4 You're Driving Me Crazy
Written-By – L. Young*
3:02
B5 She's Funny That Way
Written-By – C. N. Daniels*, R. A. Whitting*
3:17
B6 Lester's Be-Bop
Written-By – L. Young*
3:11
C1 Sunday
Written-By – B. Krueger*, C. Cohn*, J. Stein*, N. Miller*
2:22
C2 S. M. Blues 3:00
C3 No Eyes Blues
Written-By – L. Young*
2:50
C4 Jumpin' With Symphony Sid
Written-By – C. Beaks*, L. Young*
3:10
C5 Sax-O-Be-Bop
Written-By – L. Young*
2:57
C6 On The Sunny Side Of The Street
Written-By – J. McHugh-D. Fields*
2:57
C7 Movin' With Lester
Written-By – L. Young*
3:08
C8 Lester Smooths It Out
Written-By – L. Young*
2:50
D1 Jumpin' At The Woodside
Written-By – C. Basie*
2:55
D2 Easy Does It
Written-By – L. Young*
2:30
D3 Just Cooling
Written-By – L. Young*
2:56
D4 I'm Confessin' (That I Love You)
Written-By – A. Neiburg*, D. Daughtery*, A. Reynolds*
2:30
D5 Sheik Of Araby
Written-By – F. Wheeler*, H. Smith*, T. Snyder*
2:28
D6 East Of The Sun
Written-By – B. Bowman*
3:07
D7 Something To Remember You By
Written-By – A. Schwartz-H. Dietz*
2:43

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – United Artists Music And Records Group, Inc.
  • Copyright (c) – United Artists Music And Records Group, Inc.
  • Manufactured By – United Artists Music And Records Group, Inc.

Credits

  • Alto Saxophone – Willie Smith (tracks: A5 to B2)
  • Art Direction, Design – Bob Cato
  • Bass – Curley Russell* (tracks: D5 to D7), Curtis Counce (tracks: A5 to B2), Red Callender (tracks: A1 to A4, B3 to B6), Rodney Richardson (tracks: C1 to C6), Ted Briscoe (tracks: C7 to D4)
  • Drums – Chico Hamilton (tracks: B3 to B6), Henry Tucker Green (tracks: A1 to A4), Johnny Otis (tracks: A5 to B2), Lyndall Marshall (tracks: C1 to C6), Roy Haynes (tracks: C7 to D4), Tiny Kahn (tracks: D5 to D7)
  • Guitar – Chuck Wayne (tracks: D5 to D7), Fred Lacey (tracks: C1 to D4), Freddie Green (tracks: A1 to A4), Irving Ashby (tracks: B3 to B6)
  • Liner Notes – Leonard Feather
  • Photography By – Chuck Stewart
  • Piano – Argonne Thornton* (tracks: C1 to D4), Dodo Marmarosa (tracks: A1 to A4), Gene DiNovi (tracks: D5 to D7), Joe Albany (tracks: B3 to B6), Wesly Jones* (tracks: A5 to B2)
  • Reissue Producer – Michael Cuscuna
  • Supervised By [Recorded Under The Supervision Of] – Leonard Feather (tracks: D5 to D7)
  • Tenor Saxophone – Lester Young
  • Trombone – Vic Dickenson (tracks: A1 to B2)
  • Trumpet – Howard McGhee (tracks: A5 to B2), Shorty McConnell (tracks: C1 to D4)

Notes

"For the first time, the complete Aladdin combo recordings in one packaged. Rare recordings considered among the finest by this tenor saxophone giant and leade of the bop era."

Tracks A1 to A4 recorded in Los Angeles in October, 1945.
Tracks A5 to B2 recorded in Los Angeles in early 1946.
Tracks B3 to B6 recorded in Los Angeles in August, 1946.
Tracks C1 to C6 recorded in Chicago on Feb. 18, 1947.
Tracks C7 to D4 recorded in New York City in December, 1947.
Tracks D5 to D7 recorded in New York City on Dec. 29, 1948 under the supervision of Leonard Feather.
All selections previously issued on the Aladdin label.
All tunes mono.

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
BN-LA456-H2 Lester Young The Aladdin Sessions ‎(2xLP, Comp, Mono) Blue Note BN-LA456-H2 US 1975
BND 4022 Lester Young The Aladdin Sessions ‎(2xLP, Comp, Mono) Blue Note BND 4022 UK 1975
BND 4022 Lester Young The Aladdin Sessions ‎(2xLP, Comp, Mono) Blue Note BND 4022 US 1975
ABNST 236517 Lester Young The Aladdin Sessions ‎(2xLP, Comp, Mono) Blue Note ABNST 236517 Italy 1978
BST 84 483/84 XC Lester Young The Aladdin Sessions ‎(2xLP, Comp) Blue Note BST 84 483/84 XC Germany 1975

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