Lester Young - Le Dernier Message de Lester Young (180gram)

Lester Young - Le Dernier Message de Lester Young (180gram)

Sam Records Barclay 84069
"Le Dernier Message de Lester Young" - Lester Young (ts); Rene Urtreger (p); Jimmy Gourley (g); Jamil Nasser (b); Kenny Clarke (dr)

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 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.

Recording: March 1959 at Studio Barclay, Paris
Production: Norman Granz



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