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5.0 out of 5 stars Bargain box of top class jazz, 11 Jun 2001
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This review is from: The Lester Young Story (4CD) (Audio CD)
This box set of four CDs contains recordings made between 1936 and 1949 in good transfers, with an excellent 52-page booklet. While Lester Young's great tenor sax playing is featured throughout, the set would be worth while just for the galaxy of other players. On piano, for instance, you can hear Basie, Teddy Wilson, Nat King Cole, and Dodo Marmorosa. This is a must for the serious jazz listener, but it is also worth considering for those who only want some good jazz as background listening. You won't get better value.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Magnificent Lester Young, 30 Oct 2006
This review is from: The Lester Young Story (4CD) (Audio CD)
How do Proper records do it?

Four CDs of epoc making music for the price of a couple of take-away pizzas!

I probably like best the small group recordings of the second disc (Afternoon of a Basieite), especially the ones with Charlie Christian, totally melodic and swinging like the clappers.

There are also a number of novelty vocals (Blitzkrieg Baby etc) which show Pres earning a living in a quite unworthy environment but still coming up with innovative, ear bending solos.

An absolute must for every serious jazzers collection.

Thank you Proper Records.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Lester's best deal?, 9 Feb 2010
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Great value; good sound quality; informative booklet - this must be the best general collection of prime Lester available.
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