Lester Young



Lester Young

Rating
Active
1933 to 1959
Born
August 27, 1909 in Mississippi
Died
March 15, 1959
Location
Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Biography
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".
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Top Songs by Lester Young


50 Greatest Jazz

Jeepers Creepers

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Top 50 Romantic Jazz Instrumentals

I Can't Get Started

by & Oscar Peterson Trio

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Blue Lester

I Can't Get Started

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Stardust

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Stockholm Jazz

Stardust

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The Collection

Stardust

by & Oscar Peterson Trio

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Standards (Great Songs/Great Performances)

Almost Like Being in Love

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Almost Like Being in Love

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On The Sunny Side Of The Street

by & Oscar Peterson Trio

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The Sultans of Swing

On the Sunny Side of the Street

by , , , , Oscar Peterson Trio, , Jimmy McHugh & Dorothy Fields

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Albums, Releases & Mixtapes


The Collection

The Collection

Lester Young July 15, 2014

15 Tracks

Pres and Sweets

Pres and Sweets

Lester Young February 10, 2014

8 Tracks

Empty Hearted

Empty Hearted

Lester Young April 16, 2013

10 Tracks

The Alternative Lester

The Alternative Lester

Lester Young May 1, 2011

19 Tracks

BD Music & Cabu Present Lester Young

BD Music & Cabu Present Lester Young

Lester Young May 25, 2010

28 Tracks

Jazz Immortal Series, Vol. 2 - The Pres

Jazz Immortal Series, Vol. 2 - The Pres

Lester Young January 1, 2010

10 Tracks

Timeless Lester Young

Timeless Lester Young

Lester Young November 18, 2009

15 Tracks

BD Music Presents Lester Young & Billie Holiday

BD Music Presents Lester Young & Billie Holiday

Billie Holiday June 12, 2009

46 Tracks

Unique

Unique

Lester Young January 1, 2008

10 Tracks

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Genres
Rock

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