Stardust - Lester Young - The Genius Of Lester Young (Vinyl, LP)

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  1. Disc three is all from January after Lester had "recovered" a bit and Norman Granz took advantage. Disc 4 with Lester clearly getting weaker was recorded in summer of "57 and ' Obviously, Young is strongest on the earlier dates with the fall recordings with Rich, Edison, & Peterson Trio starting to reflect health issues on recordings/5(9).
  2. Lester Young was one of the true jazz giants, a tenor saxophonist who came up with a completely different conception in which to play his horn, floating over bar lines with a light tone rather than adopting Coleman Hawkins' then-dominant forceful approach. A non-conformist, Young (nicknamed "Pres" by Billie Holiday) had the ironic experience in the s of hearing many young tenors try to.
  3. Lester Young, in his turn, dubbed Holiday "Lady Day." 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 Goodman bands, as well as cutting many popular records with jazz singer Billie Holiday, who gave him the nickname "Pres", short for.
  4. Jan 05,  · The Proper Records 4 CD box set, The Lester Young Story contains all his best from It's cheap and sounds decent. I really like Lester Young and the Oscar Peterson Trio and Pres and Teddy, two albums he recorded for Verve in the fifties too.
  5. Get all the lyrics to songs by Lester Young and join the Genius community of music scholars to learn the meaning behind the lyrics.
  6. "The tapes for this album were acquired from an ardent fan who fortunately was present the nights Lester Young played the Savoy Ballroom and he had a tape recorder present recording every note. These masters were recorded at the Savoy in New York City in " [quoted from the sleeve notes]/5(8).
  7. Lester Young Biography by Scott Yanow + Follow Artist. The 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. Overview ↓ Biography.
  8. His father, Willis Handy Young, was an accomplished music educator; he doted on Lester but also often belt-whipped the boy, prompting him to run away 10 or 12 times, according to his younger.

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