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Lester Young - In Washington, D.C. 1956, Vol. 1 mp3 album

  • Performer: Lester Young
  • Title: In Washington, D.C. 1956, Vol. 1
  • Genre: Jazz
  • Country: US
  • Released: 1993
  • Style: Swing, Cool Jazz
  • MP3 album: 1104 mb
  • FLAC album: 1197 mb
  • Rating: 4.5/5
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Lester Young - In Washington, D.C. 1956, Vol. 1 mp3 album

1956 Vols 1 Y 2 ‎(2xLP, Album). 1956, Vol. 1 ‎(CD, Album, Mono, RE, RM). Original Jazz Classics, Pablo Records. OJCCD-782-2, 2308-219.

The final volume of this four-volume chronicling of Prez' stand at Olivia's Patio Lounge in 1956 is no less fine than its preceding three volumes. Everything here is stretched out to a comfortable length, everybody is taking their time, giving the music plenty of room to breathe and most importantly, giving Young all the time he needs to get deep inside the music itself. Nice readings of the ballad "I Cover the Waterfront," "Talk of the Town" and a swinging "Pennies from Heaven" are the big tickets here, imbued with an economy from Bill Potts' Trio.

Lester Young (tenor saxophone) Bill Potts (piano) Norman Williams (bass) Jim Lucht (drums). Recorded at Olivia Davis' Patio Lounge, Washington, . Remastering by Joe Tarantino (1998, Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, California). EAC extraction logfile from 27. February 2011, 3:35.

A Foggy Day. Your browser does not support the audio element.

Lester Young In Washington, . An absurdity perpetuated in jazz literature by retrograde members of the musical establishment and only lately beginning to be dispelled, is that in the final decade and a half of his life, Lester Young was a broken shadow of the protean originator who changed the soloist’s art in the late 1930s and early ’40s. Evidence to the contrary is apparent in this delightful recording made in 1956, a particularly good year for Young

Some jazz critics contend that Lester "The Prez" Young went downhill after World War II, but don't believe it for a minute. The seminal tenorist (who died in 1958) continued to excel during the last years of his life, and one of the great things about his 1950s output is the fact that LPs gave him a lot more room to stretch out. Underscoring the excellence of late period Prez, this album is the last of four volumes documenting an appearance at Olivia Davis' Patio Lounge in Washington, DC in 1956.

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Lester Young In Washington, . Only 1 left in stock (more on the way). Lester Young In Washington, . This live recording proves that view point to be nonsense.

Artist: Lester Young Title: In Washington, . 1. Lester Leaps I. :34 2. These Foolish Things (Remind Me of You). 3:26 3. I'm Confessin' (That I Love You). 6:11 4. Three Little Words. 5:24 5. Jumpin' with Symphony Si. :25 6. Almost Like Being in Love. 6:37 7. Lullabye of Birdland. personnel : Lester Young (ts) Bill Potts (p) Norman Williams (b) Jim Lucht (d).

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 A Foggy Day
Written-By – George & Ira Gershwin
2 When You're Smiling
Written-By – Joe Goodwin, Larry Shay, Mark Fisher
3 I Can't Get Started
Written-By – Ira Gershwin, Vernon Duke
4 Fast B-Flat Blues
Written-By – Lester Young
5 D.B. Blues
Written-By – "Blind" Lemon Jefferson*
6 Tea For Two
Written-By – Irving Caesar, Vincent Youmans
7 Jeepers Creepers
Written-By – Harry Warren , Johnny Mercer

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Fantasy, Inc.
  • Copyright (c) – Fantasy, Inc.
  • Remastered At – Fantasy Studios


  • Art Direction – Phil Carroll
  • Bass – Norman Williams
  • Design – Gilles Margerin
  • Drums – Jim Lucht
  • Photography By – Phil Stern
  • Piano, Liner Notes – Bill Potts
  • Producer – Norman Granz
  • Remastered By – Jack Towers
  • Remastered By [Digital Remastering] – Gary Hobish
  • Tenor Saxophone – Lester Young


Recorded at Olivia Davis's Patio Lounge, Washington, D.C.; December 7, 1956.
Digital remastering, 1993 (Fantasy Studios, Berkeley)

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0 25218-6782-2
  • Other: DIDX-017565
  • SPARS Code: AAD

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
2308 219 Lester Young In Washington, D.C. 1956 ‎(LP, Album) Pablo Live 2308 219 US 1980
PE 12007/8 Lester Young En Washington, D.C. 1956 Vols 1 Y 2 ‎(2xLP, Album) Pablo Live PE 12007/8 Spain 1980
PACD-2308-219-2 Lester Young In Washington, D.C. 1956, Vol. 1 ‎(CD, Album, RE) Pablo Live PACD-2308-219-2 US 1987
00025218678223 Lester Young In Washington, D.C. 1956, Vol. 1 ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM) Original Jazz Classics, Pablo Records 00025218678223 Europe 2006
6328 480 Lester Young In Washington, D.C. 1956 ‎(LP, Album) Pablo Live 6328 480 Brazil 1982

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