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Format: CD
Sku: 60557372
UPC: 795041712226
UPC 14: 00795041712226
Release Date: 6/18/2002
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. These Foolish Things - (Take 1) ~ Lester Young (Saxophone)
2. Exercise in Swing - (Take 1) ~ Lester Young (Saxophone)
3. Exercise in Swing - (Take 2) ~ Lester Young (Saxophone)
4. Exercise in Swing - (Take 3) ~ Lester Young (Saxophone)
5. Exercise in Swing - (Take 4) ~ Lester Young (Saxophone)
6. Salute to Fats - (Take 1) ~ Lester Young (Saxophone)
7. Salute to Fats - (Take 2) ~ Lester Young (Saxophone)
8. Salute to Fats - (Take 3) ~ Lester Young (Saxophone)
9. Salute to Fats - (Take 4) ~ Lester Young (Saxophone)
10. Salute to Fats - (Take 5) ~ Lester Young (Saxophone)
11. Basie English - (Take 1) ~ Lester Young (Saxophone)
12. Basie English - (Take 2) ~ Lester Young (Saxophone)
13. Empty Hearted - (Take 1) ~ Lester Young (Saxophone)
14. Circus in Rhythm - (Take 1) ~ Lester Young (Saxophone)
15. Circus in Rhythm - (Take 2) ~ Lester Young (Saxophone)
16. Circus in Rhythm - (Take 3) ~ Lester Young (Saxophone)
17. Poor Little Plaything - (Take 1) ~ Lester Young (Saxophone)
18. Poor Little Plaything - (Take 2) ~ Lester Young (Saxophone)
19. Tush - (Take 1) ~ Lester Young (Saxophone)
20. Tush - (Take 2) ~ Lester Young (Saxophone)
21. Blue Lester (Lester's Blues) - (Take 1) ~ Lester Young (Saxophone)
22. I Don't Stand a Ghost of a Chance With You - (Take 1) ~ Lester Young (Saxophone)
23. I Don't Stand a Ghost of a Chance With You - (Take 2) ~ Lester Young (Saxophone)
24. (Back Home Again In) Indiana - (Take 1) ~ Lester Young (Saxophone)
25. (Back Home Again In) Indiana - (Take 2) ~ Lester Young (Saxophone)
26. Jump Lester Jump (Lester's Savoy Jump) - (Take 1) ~ Lester Young (Saxophone)
Disc 2
Song Title
1. Crazy Over J-Z - (Take 1) ~ Lester Young (Saxophone)
2. Crazy Over J-Z - (Take 2) ~ Lester Young (Saxophone)
3. Crazy Over J-Z - (Take 3) ~ Lester Young (Saxophone)
4. Ding Dong - (Take 1) ~ Lester Young (Saxophone)
5. Ding Dong - (Take 2) ~ Lester Young (Saxophone)
6. Ding Dong - (Take 3) ~ Lester Young (Saxophone)
7. Blues 'N' Bells - (Take 1) ~ Lester Young (Saxophone)
8. Blues 'N' Bells - (Take 2) ~ Lester Young (Saxophone)
9. Blues 'N' Bells - (Take 3) ~ Lester Young (Saxophone)
10. June Bug - (Take 1) ~ Lester Young (Saxophone)
11. Neenah ~ Lester Young (Saxophone)
12. Body and Soul ~ Lester Young (Saxophone)
13. Up 'N Adam ~ Lester Young (Saxophone)
14. Big Eye Blues ~ Lester Young (Saxophone)
15. One O'Clock Blues ~ Lester Young (Saxophone)
16. Lester's Mop Mop Blues ~ Lester Young (Saxophone)
17. Pennies from Heaven ~ Lester Young (Saxophone)
18. I Can't Get Started ~ Lester Young (Saxophone)
19. How High the Moon ~ Lester Young (Saxophone)
20. Jumpin' With Symphony Sid ~ Lester Young (Saxophone)

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel: Lester Young (tenor saxophone); Earle Warren (vocals, alto saxophone); Jimmy Powell (alto saxophone); Buddy Tate (tenor saxophone);
Muze PNote Rudy Rutherford (baritone saxophone); Billy Butterfield, Joe Newman, Ed Lewis, Al Killian, Harry Sweets Edison, Jessie Drakes (trumpet); Eli Robinson, Dicky Wells, Ted Donnelly, Louis Taylor, Jerry Elliott (trombone); Hank D'Amico (clarinet); Johnny Guarnieri, Clyde Hart, Count Basie, Junior Mance, Kenny Drew (piano); Dexter Hall, Freddie Green (guitar); Billy Taylor, Rodney Richardson, Leroy Jackson, Joe Shulman (bass); Cozy Cole, Jo Jones, Shadow Wilson, Roy Haynes (drums).
Muze PNote Principally recorded at WOR, Chicago, Illinois between 1944 & 1950. Includes liner notes by Loren Schoenberg.
Muze PNote All tracks have been digitally remastered.
Muze PNote 2002's The Complete Savoy Recordings contains all 46 recordings Lester Young recorded for Savoy, including numerous alternate takes. This set is nicely assembled, boasting 20-Bit remastering, with good notes and logical sequencing (even if the successions of alternate takes do skew it a bit toward the historian, not the casual listener), making this the best set to date of Young's pivotal Savoy recordings. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine

Musical Guests
Muze Guest Artist Cozy Cole
Muze Guest Artist Harry "Sweets" Edison
Muze Guest Artist Freddie Green
Muze Guest Artist Count Basie
Muze Guest Artist Roy Haynes
Muze Guest Artist Kenny Drew

Compilation Appearances

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Muze Music Compilations Night Out With Verve
Muze Music Compilations Classic Jazz
Muze Music Compilations Savoy At 60
Muze Music Compilations Roy Haynes:jazz
Muze Music Compilations Roy Haynes:jazz
Muze Music Compilations Jazz:smithsonian Anthology
Muze Music Compilations All Time Greatest Swing Era Songs V2
Muze Music Compilations Just Great Jazz
Muze Music Compilations Jazz Saxophone

Associated Artists and Works

Alexandria, Lorez
Basie, Count
Edison, Harry ". (Trumpet)
Edison, Harry "Sweets"
Fitzgerald, Ella
Hawkins, Coleman
Holiday, Billie
Janet Planet
Parker, Charlie
Parker, Charlie (Sax)
Peterson, Oscar
Vaughan, Sarah

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 10/01/2005
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2002
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 17122
Music Label Name Label : Savoy Jazz (USA)
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 2
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Mono
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00795041712226

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