Genre: Jazz
Label: Sam
Size: 12"
Format: 33RPM,


Lester Young Le Dernier Message De Lester Young 180g LP

Lester Young

$24.99 $45.99
(You save $21.00 )
Availability: In Stock
In Stock An In Stock item is available to ship normally within 24 business hours.
Preorder A Preorder is an item that has not yet been released. Typically the label will set a projected release date (that is subject to change). If a projected release date is known, we will include this in the description in red. Other Preorders are set to release 'TBA.' This means that release date is yet 'To Be Announced'. The Preorder can be released anywhere between weeks, months or years from its initial announcement.
Backordered An Out Of Stock item is an item that we normally have available to ship but we are temporarily out of. We do not have a specific date when it will be coming.
Awaiting Repress Awaiting repress titles are in the process of being repressed by the label. No ETA is available at this time.
Expected On When an item is Out Of Stock and we have an estimated date when our stock should arrive, we list that date on our website in the part's description. It is not guaranteed.
Special Order A Special Order item is an item that we do not stock but can order from the manufacturer. Typical order times are located within the product description.
Adding to cart… The item has been added

180g Vinyl LP!
Remastered from Original Master Tapes & Pressed by Optimal!

Tracking Angle Rated 7/11 Music, 9/11 Sonics!

In January 1959, Lester Young was in Paris for a series of concerts at the famous Blue Note Club. He played with René Urtreger on piano, Kenny Clarke on drums, Jimmy Gourley on guitar and Jamil Nasser on bass. On March 4, 1959, Eddie Barclay decided to record Lester at Studio Barclay, which would 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, on March 15, 1959, the 'Prez' succumbed to a heart attack at the Alvin hotel, a few hours after arriving in New York.

I have never heard a Barclay pressing of Le Dernier Message, but I own an original Verve copy of Lester Young in Paris. I preferred the Sam reissue to my Verve. The Sam was smoother and more well balanced tonally with a 'tubey' midrange. Bass was a bit deeper and more melodic. The Verve was harsher tonally with a thinner midrange. Bass was a bit thumpy compared to the Sam. Most importantly, Lester's sax was fuller, more dynamic and 3D mono on the Sam... Clearly, considerable effort has been expended by Mr. Fred Thomas, owner of the Sam 'one man label' to produce a record that is a beautiful objet d' art. He has succeeded... a highly recommended purchase.
-Joseph W. Washek, Tracking Angle, Music 7/11, Sound 9/11


  • 180g Vinyl LP
  • Remastered from Original Master Tapes
  • Pressed by Optimal in Germany
  • Facsimile Reissue Using the Original Photos on Front & Back by Herman Leonard
  • Double Insert Using an Original Photo by JP Leloir
  • Each Record Has Been Visually Checked to Prevent Defects


Lester Young tenor sax
René Urtreger piano
Jimmy Gourley guitar
Jamil Nasser bass
Kenny Clarke drums


Side A:

  1. Lady Be Good
  2. Back Home Again in Indiana
  3. I Can't Get Started With You
  4. I Didn't Know What Time It Was
  5. Three Little Words
  6. Pennies from Heaven

Side B:

  1. Tea for Two
  2. I Cover the Waterfront
  3. A.B. Blues
  4. There'll Never Be Another You
  5. Almost Like Being in Love
  6. Lullaby of Birdland

Customers Also Like