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Behind the BeatLester Young
Lester Young Lester Young Taking solo at Randals Island Concert, NY, 1938
Other Selected Artist Discographies
By Loren Schoenberg, Conductor and Saxophonist

These lists have been compiled with the newcomer to jazz in mind. We have shied away from compilations wherever possible, for the simple reason that you may very well wind up buying the complete albums that were excerpted in the compilations. Here you have a small but representative sampling of some of the very best music Lester Young recorded in every period of his career, with as little duplication as possible.

Audio sample Lester Leaps In
Recorded September 5, 1939
(Courtesy Columbia/Legacy)


Town Hall Concert
Blue Note

Lester Young Trio
Verve

Kansas City Sessions
Commodore

Lester-Amadeus
Phontastic

Lester Young With the Oscar Peterson Trio
Verve

The Complete Aladdin Sessions
BlueNote