Lester Young – Le Dernier Message De Lester Young (180g, Sam Records)
- Release details
12” LP : March 4th, 1959 – Barclay Studio, Paris.
Original LP issue: Barclay 84.069.
In January 1959, Lester Young was in Paris for a series of concerts at the famous Blue Note Club. He plays with Rene Urtreger on piano, Kenny Clarke on drums, Jimmy Gourley on guitar and Jamil Nasser on bass. On March the 4th, 1959, Eddie Barclay decides to record Lester at Studio Barclay, which will be his last album. This legendary recording session is poignant and moving in line with the from Coleman Hawkins ‘Sirius’ and the last recording of Billie Holiday. Lester Young is reduced but the grace and genius are still there! Some days later, March 15, 1959, Lester succumb at the Alvin hotel, a few hours after arriving in New York. A heart attack had just one defeat all musicians nicknamed ‘Prez’, The President.
A1 Lady Be Good
A2 Back Home Again In Indiana
A3 I Can'T Get Started With You
A4 I Didn'T Know What Time It Was
A5 Three Little Words
A6 Pennies From Heaven
B1 Tea For Two
B2 I Cover The Waterfront
B3 A.B. Blues
B4 There'Ll Never Be Another You
B5 Almost Like Being In Love
B6 Lullaby Of Birdland