Lester willis young (august 27, 1909 – march 15, 1959), nicknamed pres or prez, was an american jazz tenor saxophonist and occasional clarinetist. Lester young discography and songs: music profile for lester young, born 27 august 1909 genres: jazz, swing, cool jazz albums include the famous 1938 . Lewis porter shared a telling story with me after porter's lester young came out, jackie mclean called him up“where is miles davis in this book” mclean. Lester young - verve records 83k likes lester young, or 'pres' the talented jazz saxophonist and clarinetist read the story of verve.
The young family moved to new orleans when lester was an infant and later to minneapolis his father taught him to play trumpet, violin, and. Lester young mississippi-born lester young was among jazz's greatest innovators, using his instrument, the tenor saxophone, to help establish a new and. Hawkins and lester young, two legendary tenor-saxophonists, was as famous as the differences be- tween the two were profound hawkins, although equal to. View and license lester young pictures & news photos from getty images.
Beginning wednesday, august 27, wkcr will have a three-day festival dedicated to the music of tenor saxophonist lester prez young, and alto saxophonist. Find lester young bio, music, credits, awards, & streaming links on allmusic - a tenor sax legend, known as pres, whose melodic. Complete your lester young record collection discover lester young's full discography shop new and used vinyl and cds. Several new biographies of lester young have been published in the years since lewis porter's lester young first appeared, but none have supplanted or even. Lester w young, jr is serving his third term as regent at large, the university of the state of new york currently he co-chairs the p-12 education committee.
Still the president of cool, lester young would've turned 106 today in his soft- spoken slang, the mississippi-born tenor saxophonist invented a. Find lester young biography and history on allmusic - lester young was one of the true jazz giants, a. Lester young artist page: interviews, features and/or performances archived at npr music. Lester young was born 108 years ago, on august 27, 1909, in woodville, mississippi the state's been the birthplace of countless blues.
Jazz musician he is considered one of the greatest tenor saxophonists in jazz history, and played with the like of count basie, fletcher henderson and benny. In the 30s billie holiday and lester young recorded a series of memorable sides together he's funny that way, travlin' all alone and easy livin, are just a. Learn about lester young: his birthday, what he did before fame, his family life, fun trivia facts, popularity rankings, and more.
Lester young (1909-1959) was one of the great jazz masters, whose tenor saxophone playing brought new levels of expressiveness and subtlety to the jazz . Lester young: prez prez became a jazz icon, his sax jutting oddly to one side as he reshaped the art of tenor saxophone in the late 1930s and 1940s. It would be hard lester young being anything except a jazz musician his music was so emotionally transparent that it was easy to tell his mood just by the. Not content to invent a much-copied yet incomparable musical style, jazz saxophonist lester young indelibly shaped american speech, too,.
Lester leaps in: the life and times of lester pres young by douglas henry daniels beacon, 524 pages, $30 tenor saxophone great. Explore the life of tenor saxophonist lester young, the musician dubbed the prez by his peers for his top-tier status, on biographycom. Learn about and follow jazz musician lester young (saxophone) at all about jazz. In this lesson learn how lester young, who began his career by playing in his family's band and became a star in the kansas city jazz scene read.