- Performer:Lester Young
- Title:Tenor King
- Style:Swing,Jazz Instrument,Saxophone Jazz
- Date of release:1997
- Size FLAC version1368 megabytes
- Size MP3 version1651 megabytes
- Size WMA version1743 megabytes
- Formats:AU ADX MMF AAC DTS RA
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
A tenor sax legend, known as Pres, whose melodic, smooth-flowing lines made him the most influential and inventive player of the pre-bop era. Read Full Biography.
American jazz tenor saxophonist. Lester Young (born August 27, 1909, Woodville, Mississippi, USA - died March 15, 1959, New York City, New York, USA). He ranks together with Coleman Hawkins and Ben Webster as one of the three "great tenors" of the the swing era. Occasionally, he was known to also play the clarinet.
Other albums by Lester Young & Friends. Genius of the Tenor Sax Disc 1. Lester Young & Friends 23//2010. 1 Another Mambo Lester Young & Friends 3:34. 2 Let's Fall In Love Lester Young & Friends 2:54. 3 Lester Swings Lester Young & Friends 2:33. 4 It All Depends On You Lester Young & Friends 3:16. 5 Back To The Land Lester Young & Friends 3:53. 6 A Foggy Day Lester Young & Friends 2:51. 7 On The Sunny Side Of The Street Lester Young & Friends 3:27. 8 Pete's Café Lester Young & Friends 3:35
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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. Young moved to Kansas City in the 1930s, the hotbed of jazz during that time, and played in various groups, including King Oliver, Benny Moten, and the traveling Fletcher Henderson orchestra. One of the great jazz myths says that Hawkins, who was the star player of Henderson's orchestra missed a show.
With his airy, vibratoless tone and sophisticated harmonic imagination, Lester Young (1909-59) was arguably the most influential tenor saxophonist after Coleman Hawkins. This 8-CD compilation marks the 90th anniversary of Young's birth and contains all of the recordings he made for producer Norman Granz from 1946 to 1959, the last 13 years of Young's life.
Free download and listen Genius of the Tenor Sax Disc . Tracks count: 9. Views: 2. Lester Young, Lester Young & Friends - I Can't Believe That You Are in Love with Me 03:12.
CreditsLester Young - Primary Artist, Sax (Tenor)
|1||Flat Hat Blues||Lester Young||3:07|
|2||Tenor King||Lester Young||2:35|
|3||Swingin' at Milts||Lester Young||2:51|
|4||It's Only a Paper Moon||Lester Young||3:12|
|6||Sad Eyes||Lester Young||3:10|
|7||Big Eyes Blues||Lester Young||3:00|
|8||Jumpin' with Symphony Sid||Lester Young||3:18|
|10||On the Sunny Side of the Street||Lester Young||3:07|
|11||Don't You Know||Lester Young||6:05|
|12||Love Me or Leave Me||Lester Young||6:52|
|13||To the Best 'Kats'||Lester Young||3:07|
|14||A Foggy Day in London Town||Lester Young||8:22|
|15||Takin' a Chance on Love||Lester Young||3:12|