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Going for Myself - Lester Young & Harry Edison (plus 5 bonus tracks) CD

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  • Audio CD (2 April 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Disconforme
  • ASIN: B007AE6AI0
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
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The complete original LP Going for Myself (Verve MGV-8298) reuniting Lester Young and Harry Sweets Edison, one of Pres last studio albums ever. Backing Pres and Sweets are superb musicians like Oscar Peterson, Louie Bellson and Herb Ellis. Five extra tracks have been added to the contents of the original album, including three alternate takes and two tunes not included on the originally issued set. Includes an 8-page booklet. Original Downbeat ***** review: The star system of rating never seemed more useless to me than right now. Faced with this LP, it is agonizing to rate it. On the theory that Young is gone and anything he did is invaluable, it s five stars. (Ralph J. Gleason)

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Format: Audio CD
This is one of the later outings by Lester Young - even the original liner notes acknowledge the uneven and at times quite erratic
quality of his playing. That might put the non-fans of this CD, so I'd like them to consider themselves warned.
HOWEVER there are several moments of pure Pres, with Harry "Sweets" Edison at the very top of his game and other musicians (Peterson, Ellis, Brown...) giving some nice contributions as well.
Pres play clarinet on St. Tropez (the album cut as well as the alternate take), which is always interesting... Although that track has some of the more erratic moments.

Complete personnel:

Lester Young - ts, cl. (on 3&9), Harry "Sweets" Edison - tp (mostly but not exclusively muted),Herb Ellis -g, Ray Brown - b

On 1-3&7-9: Oscar Peterson -p, Louie Bellson - dm,
On 4-6&10-11: Lou Stein -p, Mickey Sheen - dm

The album is recorded in 1957 (1-3, 7-9) and in 1958 (the rest of the album)

If you wish to hear excellent mature, but not too late Pres, instead of this album, take a chance on:
"Jazz Giants"
and "Lester Young-Teddy Wilson quartet"
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4.0 out of 5 stars Late Pres with great Sweets 1 Dec. 2012
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Format: Audio CD
This is one of the later outings by Lester Young - even the original liner notes acknowledge the uneven and at times quite erratic
quality of his playing. That might put the non-fans of this CD, so I'd like them to consider themselves warned.
HOWEVER there are several moments of pure Pres, with Harry "Sweets" Edison at the very top of his game and other musicians (Peterson, Ellis, Brown...) giving some nice contributions as well.
Pres play clarinet on St. Tropez (the album cut as well as the alternate take), which is always interesting... Although that track has some of the more erratic moments.

Complete personnel:

Lester Young - ts, cl. (on 3&9), Harry "Sweets" Edison - tp (mostly but not exclusively muted),Herb Ellis -g, Ray Brown - b

On 1-3&7-9: Oscar Peterson -p, Louie Bellson - dm,
On 4-6&10-11: Lou Stein -p, Mickey Sheen - dm

The album is recorded in 1957 (1-3, 7-9) and in 1958 (the rest of the album)

If you wish to hear excellent mature, but not too late Pres, instead of this album, take a chance on:
Jazz Giants
Pres & Teddy
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