Going for Myself

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Going for Myself
Studio album by
Released1957
RecordedJuly 31, 1957, Hollywood, Los Angeles (February 7, 1958, New York City, reissue bonus tracks)
GenreJazz
Length42:59 original LP 75:50 CD reissue
LabelVerve
MGV 8298 Lone Hill Jazz
LHJ10344
ProducerNorman Granz
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 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]