Music Monday: “Sunny Side of the Street” by Lester Young


Another dark Monday morning has me feeling melancholy, has me in the mood for the bluer side of jazz.

I have several recordings of Prez doing “Sunny Side of the Street.” This is one of my favorites.

It is Young at his best: evocative, melancholy, painfully human.



Recorded: New York City, NY August 4, 1952 

Lester Young – Tenor Sax
Oscar Peterson – Piano
Barney Kessel – Guitar
Ray Brown – Bass
J.C. Heard – Drums

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