Going for Myself

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Going for Myself
Studio album by Harry "Sweets" Edison and Lester Young
Released 1957
Recorded July 31, 1957, Hollywood, Los Angeles (February 7, 1958, New York City, reissue bonus tracks)
Genre Jazz
Length 42:59 original LP 75:50 CD reissue
Label

Verve
MGV 8298

Lone Hill Jazz
LHJ10344
Producer Norman Granz
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Going For Myself is a 1957 jazz album by Harry "Sweets" Edison and Lester Young accompanied by Oscar Peterson. The album is one of Young's last studio recordings.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Flic" (Oscar Peterson, Lester Young) - 06:16
  2. "Love Is Here to Stay" (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) - 05:53
  3. "St. Tropez" (Harry "Sweets" Edison, Peterson, Young) - 10:05
  4. "Waldorf Blues" (Young) - 08:19
  5. "Sunday" (Chester Conn, Benny Krueger, Ned Miller, Jule Styne) - 06:55
  6. "You're Getting to Be a Habit with Me" (Al Dubin, Harry Warren) - 07:43

Bonus tracks; Issued on the 2012 Lone Hill Jazz CD re-issue, LHJ10344

  1. (07) Ballad medley: "A Ghost of a Chance"/"I Cover the Waterfront" (Ned Washington, Ned Young, Bing Crosby)/(Johnny Green, Edward Heyman) - 5:51
  2. (08) "Perdido" (Juan Tizol, Ervin Drake, Hans Lengsfelder) - 6:14
  3. (09) "St. Tropez" - 6:55 - Alternate take
  4. (10) "You're Getting to Be a Habit with Me" - 7:43 - Alternate take
  5. (11) "Waldorf Blues" 6:16 - Alternate take

Personnel[edit]

(July 31, 1957) (01-03, 07-09)

(February 07, 1958) (04-06, 10-11)

References[edit]