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Jazz Giants '56
Lester Young 1909-1959 Roy Eldridge 1911-1988 Vic Dickenson Teddy Wilson 1912-1986 Freddie Green 1911-1987 Gene Ramey Jo Jones 1911-1985
Lonehilljazz, 2008
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73 - Jazz (NBLC) J1 - Jazz (Flemish music schema)

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About Lester Young

Lester Willis Young (August 27, 1909 – March 15, 1959), nicknamed "Pres" or "Prez", was an American jazz tenor saxophonist and occasional clarinetist.

Coming to prominence while a member of Count Basie's orchestra, Young was one of the most influential players on his instrument. In contrast to many of his hard-driving peers, Young played with a relaxed, cool tone and used sophisticated harmonies, using what one critic called "a free-floating style, wheeling and diving like a gull, banking with low, funky riffs that pleased dancers and listeners alike".

Known for his hip, introverted style, he invented or popularized much of the hipster jargon which came to be associated with the music.

Early life and career

Lester Young was born in Woodville, Mississippi, on August 27, 1909. His mother was Lizetta Young (née Johnson), and his father was Willis Handy Young, originally from Lou…Read more on Wikipedia