Lester Young, Harry Edison - Pres and Sweets (APE+CUE)
Please keep seeding as long as you can.
This CD reissue features a logical frontline comprised of tenor saxophonist Lester Young and trumpeter Harry "Sweets" Edison. With pianist Oscar Peterson, guitarist Herb Ellis, bassist Ray Brown and drummer Buddy Rich completing the sextet, it is not surprising that the music is quite swinging. Young was in good form that day, obviously happy to be having a reunion with his fellow Count Basie alumnus Sweets. On a variety of swing standards (highlighted by "Mean to Me," "Pennies From Heaven" and "One O'Clock Jump") plus "Bad Boy Blues," Prez and Sweets perform infectiously enjoyable music.
Personnel: Lester Young (tenor saxophone); Harry Edison (trumpet); Oscar Peterson (piano); Ray Brown (bass); Herb Ellis (guitar); Buddy Rich (drums).
01 Mean to Me
02 Red Boy Blues
03 Pennies From Heaven
04 That's All
05 One O'Clock Jump
06 She's Funny That Way
07 It's the Talk of the Town
08 I Found a New Baby