Lester Young’s ‘The President Plays’

Lester Young‘s ‘The President Plays’ is a studio album recorded on November 28, 1952 with the Oscar Peterson Quartet and released in June 1954 By Norgran Records.

Track Listing : 1.Ad Lib Blues (Oscar Peterson, Lester Young) – 05:54 . 2.I Can’T Get Started (Vernon Duke, Ira Gershwin) – 03:41 . 3.Just You, Just Me (Jesse Greer, Raymond Klages) – 07:40 . 4.Almost Like Being In Love (Alan Jay Lerner, Frederick Loewe) – 03:34 . 5.Tea For Two (Irving Caesar, Vincent Youmans) – 07:45 . 6.There Will Never Be Another You (Mack Gordon, Harry Warren) – 03:28 . 7.(Back Home Again In) Indiana (James F. Hanley, Ballard Macdonald) – 07:04 . 8.On The Sunny Side Of The Street (Dorothy Fields, Jimmy Mchugh) – 03:27 . 9.Stardust (Hoagy Carmichael, Mitchell Parish) – 03:35 . 10.(I’M) Confessin’ (That I Love You) (Doc Daugherty, Al J. Neiburg, Ellis Reynolds) – 03:41 . 11.I Can’T Give You Anything But Love (Dorothy Fields, Jimmy Mchugh) – 03:22 . 12.These Foolish Things (Harry Link, Holt Marvell, Jack Strachey) – 03:27

Musicians : Lester Young – Tenor Saxophone . Oscar Peterson – Piano . Barney Kessel – Guitar . Ray Brown – Double Bass . J. C. Heard – Drums

Production : Produced By Norman Granz

Package : Nat Hentoff – Liner Notes

Recorded On November 28, 1952.

Released In June 1954 By Norgran Records.

(Source Lester Young @ Wikipedia)

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