Lester Young
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1909-08-27
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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 ...

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Biography

Lester Willis Young (August 27, 1909 – March 15, 1959), nicknamed "Pres" or "Prez", was an American jazz tenor saxophonist and occasional clarinetist.

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Lester Leaps In
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Lester Leaps In
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Lester Young & Oscar Peterson
(Back Home Again In) Indiana
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(Back Home Again In) Indiana (Back Home Again In) Indiana (Back Home Again In) Indiana (Back Home Again In) Indiana
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These Foolish Things
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These Foolish Things These Foolish Things These Foolish Things These Foolish Things
Benny Goodman, Buck Clayton, Freddie Green, Jo Jones, Count Basie, Walter Page, Lester Young & Charlie Christian
Lester’s Dream
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Big Eyes Blues
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Big Eyes Blues Big Eyes Blues Big Eyes Blues Big Eyes Blues
Buck Clayton
A Sailboat In The Moonlight
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A Sailboat In The Moonlight A Sailboat In The Moonlight A Sailboat In The Moonlight A Sailboat In The Moonlight
Billie Holiday & Billie Holiday
Me Myself And I
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Me Myself And I Me Myself And I Me Myself And I Me Myself And I
Lester Young
(It Takes) Two To Tango
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(It Takes) Two To Tango (It Takes) Two To Tango (It Takes) Two To Tango (It Takes) Two To Tango
Dodo Marmoroso, Red Callendar, Lester Young, Lester Young, Lester Young & Henry Tucker
These Foolish Things
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Roy Eldridge
This Year's Kisses (feat. Teddy Wilson, Lester Young & Vic Dickenson)
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This Year's Kisses (feat. Teddy Wilson, Lester Young & Vic Dickenson) This Year's Kisses (feat. Teddy Wilson, Lester Young & Vic Dickenson) This Year's Kisses (feat. Teddy Wilson, Lester Young & Vic Dickenson) This Year's Kisses (feat. Teddy Wilson, Lester Young & Vic Dickenson)
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Lester Leaps In
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Carl Smith, t; Lester Young, ts; Count Basie, p; Walter Page, p; Jo Jones, d. 9 Oct 1936 & Lester Young
Lady Be Good
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Lady Be Good Lady Be Good Lady Be Good Lady Be Good

Lady Be Good

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Carl Smith, t; Lester Young, ts; Count Basie, p; Walter Page, p; Jo Jones, d. 9 Oct 1936 & Lester Young
Lester Young, ts; Roy Eldridge, t; Vic Dickenson, tb; Teddy Wilson, p; Gene Ramey, b; Jo Jones, d. 12 Jan 1956. & Lester Young
I Didn't Know What Time It Was
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I Didn't Know What Time It Was I Didn't Know What Time It Was I Didn't Know What Time It Was I Didn't Know What Time It Was

I Didn't Know What Time It Was

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Lester Young, ts; Roy Eldridge, t; Vic Dickenson, tb; Teddy Wilson, p; Gene Ramey, b; Jo Jones, d. 12 Jan 1956. & Lester Young
Harry Edison, t; Dicky Wells, tb; Lester Young, Illinois Jacquet; Marlowe Morris, p; Barney Kessel, g; John Simmons, b; Jo Jones, d. 1944 & Lester Young
Jammin’ the Blues
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Jammin’ the Blues Jammin’ the Blues Jammin’ the Blues Jammin’ the Blues

Jammin’ the Blues

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Harry Edison, t; Dicky Wells, tb; Lester Young, Illinois Jacquet; Marlowe Morris, p; Barney Kessel, g; John Simmons, b; Jo Jones, d. 1944 & Lester Young
Harry Edison, t; Lester Young, ts; Marlowe Morris, p; Barney Kessel, g; Red Callender, b; Sidney Catlett, d; Marie Bryant, v. 1944 & Lester Young
On The Sunny Side of the Street
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On The Sunny Side of the Street On The Sunny Side of the Street On The Sunny Side of the Street On The Sunny Side of the Street

On The Sunny Side of the Street

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Harry Edison, t; Lester Young, ts; Marlowe Morris, p; Barney Kessel, g; Red Callender, b; Sidney Catlett, d; Marie Bryant, v. 1944 & Lester Young
Harry Edison, t; Lester Young, ts; Marlowe Morris, p; Barney Kessel, g; Red Callender, b; Sidney Catlett, d. 1944 & Lester Young
Midnight Symphony
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Midnight Symphony

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Harry Edison, t; Lester Young, ts; Marlowe Morris, p; Barney Kessel, g; Red Callender, b; Sidney Catlett, d. 1944 & Lester Young
Lester Young, ts; Harry Sweets Edison, t; Marlowe Morris, p; Barney Kessel, g; Red Callendar, b; Sid Catlett, d. 1944 & Lester Young
Midnight Symphony
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Midnight Symphony

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Lester Young, ts; Harry Sweets Edison, t; Marlowe Morris, p; Barney Kessel, g; Red Callendar, b; Sid Catlett, d. 1944 & Lester Young
Billie Holiday & Lester Young
Me, Myself & I
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Me, Myself & I Me, Myself & I Me, Myself & I Me, Myself & I
Lester Young & Barney Kessel
Can't Get Started
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Can't Get Started Can't Get Started Can't Get Started Can't Get Started
Lester Young & Harry Edison
That's All
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That's All That's All That's All That's All
Lester Young & Barney Kessel
I Can't Get Started
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I Can't Get Started I Can't Get Started I Can't Get Started I Can't Get Started
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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 "a free-floating style, wheeling and diving like a gull, banking with low, funky riffs that pleased dancers and listeners alike".

Known for his hip, introverted style, he invented or popularized much of the hipster jargon which came to be associated with the music.

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