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Pres & Teddy

Pres & Teddy

by Lester Young Lester Young
Pres & Teddy

Pres & Teddy

by Lester Young Lester Young


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Although it has been written much too often that Lester Young declined rapidly from the mid-'40s on, the truth is that when he was healthy, Young played at his very best during the '50s, adding an emotional intensity to his sound that had not been present during the more carefree days of the '30s. This classic session, a reunion with pianist Teddy Wilson and drummer Jo Jones (bassist Gene Ramey completes the quartet), finds the great tenor in particularly expressive form. His rendition of "Prisoner of Love" is quite haunting, the version of "All of Me" is also memorable, and all of the swing standards (which are joined by his original "Pres Returns") are well worth hearing. This date (which has been reissued on CD) was recorded the day after Young's other classic from his late period, Jazz Giants '56.

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Release Date: 10/25/1990
Label: Polygram Records
UPC: 0042283127029
catalogNumber: 831270
Rank: 60427


  1. All of Me
  2. Prisoner of Love
  3. Louise
  4. Love Me or Leave Me
  5. Taking a Chance on Love
  6. Love Is Here to Stay
  7. Pres Returns

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