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 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.
LESTER YOUNG is a big band swing music artist. Now, more than 50 years after his death, Young is still an inspiration for many - as the so called mainstream jazz, which never seems to go out of fashion, basically comes from his influence on musicians like Dexter Gordon, Stan Getz, Zoot Sims, Miles Davis, John Lewis, Charlie Christian and others of that generation.
Lester Young, nicknamed Pres by legendary jazz singer Billie Holiday was, in his time, the undisputed president of the tenor saxophone.
Lester Swings by Lester Young. On the other hand, Gelly also points out in his notes that two tracks, Undercover Girl Blues and Lester Swings, "come from what was probably the most settled period of Young's life. Gelly also addresses the persistent debate regarding Young's post-war physical and psychological health and his ability to again perform at a high level: "It is difficult to see how anyone, faced with the evidence of Undercover Girl Blues could have concluded that Lester Young in the early 1950s was a spent creative force. This track was taken from a justly famous album called Jazz Giants. Another song worth mentioning here is They Can't Take That Away From Me (track 8), where Young plays clarinet instead of his tenor sax.
CreditsLester Young - Primary Artist
|1||Shoe Shine Boy||Lester Young||2:59|
|2||Lady Be Good||Lester Young||3:07|
|3||Roseland Shuffle||Lester Young||2:33|
|4||Foolin' Myself||Lester Young||3:02|
|5||I'll Never Be the Same||Lester Young||3:04|
|6||Time Out||Lester Young||2:56|
|7||Honeysuckle Rose||Lester Young||2:36|
|8||Texas Shuffle||Lester Young||3:05|
|9||Way Down Younder in New Orleans||Lester Young||2:55|
|10||Countless Blues||Lester Young||2:57|
|11||I Want a Litte Girl||Lester Young||2:50|
|12||Pagin' the Devil||Lester Young||2:52|
|13||Dark Rapture||Lester Young||2:44|
|14||I Ain't Got Nobody||Lester Young||2:58|
|15||Taxi War Dance||Lester Young||2:51|
|16||12th Street Rag||Lester Young||3:05|
|17||Lester Leaps In||Lester Young||3:14|
|18||Tickle Toes||Lester Young||2:40|
|19||Lester's Dream||Lester Young||3:21|
|20||Body and Soul||Lester Young||5:06|