- Performer:Lester Young
- Title:Giants of the Tenor Sax: Lester "Prez" Young & Friends
- Style:Cool,Swing,Jazz Instrument,Saxophone Jazz
- Date of release:1958
- Recording date:1938
- Size FLAC version1573 megabytes
- Size MP3 version1427 megabytes
- Size WMA version1800 megabytes
- Formats:DTS DXD AU APE AHX ADX
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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
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Lester Prez Young was one of the giants of the tenor saxophone. He was the greatest improviser between Coleman Hawkins and Louis Armstrong of the 1920s and Charlie Parker in the 1940s. From the beginning, he set out to be different: He had his own lingo; In the Forties, he grew his hair out. The other tenor players held their saxophones upright in front of them, so Young held his out to the side, kind of like a flute (see picture above). Then, there was the way he played: Hawkins played around harmonic runs. He played flurries of notes and had a HUGE tone that the other tenor players of the. Young filled in for him and played so wonderfully, that Hawkins went looking for Young, with sax in hand, to teach the young whippersnapper a lesson. They dueled all night and into the next morning. Hawkins left for Europe and Young took over in Henderson's orchestra.
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 "a free-floating style, wheeling and diving like a gull, banking with low, funky riffs that pleased dancers and listeners alike".
LESTER YOUNG is a big band swing music artist. Giants Of The Tenor Sax (1938-1944) Lester Young USA vinyl LP album record. 4h. Prez Lester Young vinyl LP album record UK AHC176 ACE OF HEARTS 1969.
Praise for Lester Young . .a schematic of unparalleled insight and detail. - Down Beat A monumental work. a major contribution to jazz scholarship. for its illumination of Lester Young's music and for setting the biographical record straight. -Dan Morgenstern Several new biographies of Lester Young have been published in the years since Lewis Porter's Lester Young first appeared. First, although Porter wisely includes some biographical material, this is not a biography of Lester Young. Rather, it is mainly a very detailed and somewhat technical analysis of Young's music.