For Lady

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For Lady
Studio album by Webster Young
Released 1957
Recorded June 14, 1957
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, New Jersey
Genre Jazz
Length 42:09
Label Prestige
PR 7106
Producer Bob Weinstock
Webster Young chronology
Interplay for 2 Trumpets and 2 Tenors
(1957)
For Lady
(1957)
Webster Young Plays the Miles Davis Songbook
(1961)

For Lady (subtitled songs Billie Holiday made famous... an instrumental tribute to her great talents) is an album by American jazz cornetist Webster Young featuring tracks recorded in 1957 and released on the Prestige label.[1]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]

Allmusic awarded the album 3 stars with its review by Jim Todd stating, "While trumpeter Webster Young pays tribute to Billie Holiday on this, his only studio date as a leader, the set is equally a tribute to Young's musical role model, Miles Davis".[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "The Lady" (Webster Young) - 7:00
  2. "God Bless the Child" (Billie Holiday, Arthur Herzog, Jr.) - 7:05
  3. "Moanin' Low" (Howard Dietz, Ralph Rainger) - 7:42
  4. "Good Morning Heartache" (Ervin Drake, Dan Fisher, Irene Higginbotham) - 8:54
  5. "Don't Explain" (Holiday, Herzog) - 7:10
  6. "Strange Fruit" (Abel Meeropol) - 4:18

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Prestige Records discography accessed May 28, 2013
  2. ^ a b Todd, J. Allmusic Review accessed May 28, 2013