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Lester Young

Lewis Porter

Lester Young

by Lewis Porter

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Published by Macmillan in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Young, Lester, -- 1909-1959.,
  • Jazz musicians -- United States -- Biography.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliography and index.

    StatementLewis Porter.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsML419.Y7
    The Physical Object
    Pagination(224)p. :
    Number of Pages224
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17481076M
    ISBN 100333408748

      Lester Young created the "cool" saxophone style and he is the father of the "cool school" of jazz. His ground-breaking swing-era records were made with Billie Holiday or the Count Basie Orchestra. Young was Holiday's musical soulmate and they bestowed the nicknames on each other that stuck for life: she dubbed him "Pres" because he was "the. 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 Author: Jamie Katz.

    Lester Young - Verve Records. 81K likes. Lester Young, or 'Pres' the talented jazz saxophonist and clarinetist. Read the story of Verve. Buy The Kansas City Sessions by Lester Young online at Alibris. We have new and used copies available on CD - starting at $ Shop Range: $ - $

    A companion volume, You Got To Be Original, Man! The Music of Lester Young (Greenwood), is an exhaustive study of Prez's solos on record and a discography.' ' Washington Review, ' First volume of the big, warm book about Lester Young that swing lovers have been waiting for, written by a Danish jazz musician. Tenor-saxophonist Lester Young () was the most original jazz improviser of the era between Louis Armstrong and Charlie Parker. This book retrieves long out-of-print biographical essays and musical studies, a few never before published, as well as a collection of Young's interviews and a selection of rare photographs.


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Lester Young by Lewis Porter Download PDF EPUB FB2

" a major contribution to jazz scholarship for its illumination of Lester Young's music and for setting the biographical record straight." Dan Morgenstern 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 attempted the in /5(4).

Lester Young Lester Young book one of the great jazz masters, and his impact on the course of the art form was profound. He fundamentally changed the way the saxophone was played--his long, flowing lines brought new levels of expressiveness and subtlety to the jazz language, setting the standard for all modern players/5(15).

Lester Young (born AugWoodville, Mississippi, USA - died MaNew York City, New York, USA). He ranks together with Coleman Hawkins and Ben Webster as one of the three "great tenors" of the Lester Young book swing era.

Occasionally, he was known to also play the clarinet. More. Wikipedia, Bookogs. Billie Holiday And Her Orchestra. Lester Young book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. Praise for Lester Young a schematic of unparalleled insight and detail /5.

Lester Young, Teddy Wilson Quartet Licensed to YouTube by UMG (on behalf of Verve); BMI - Broadcast Music Inc., Exploration Group (Music Publishing), ARESA, and 3 Music Rights Societies. To listen to Lester This slim book is part of the Jazz Masters series that came out in the U.K.

in the early s; I have half a dozen of them. With only 70 pages of text, you would expect a pretty shallow picture of Young, one of the greatest musicians of jazz/5.

With the same care and scholarship that characterized his John Coltrane, Porter analyzes the music that made Lester Young \"the most original tenor sax in jazz.\"\" \"In addition to helping us understand Lester Young\'s playing and stylistic evolution, Porter\'s analysis demonstrates that Young\'s playing at the end of his career did not mark a.

Lester Young is first of all, a child of God. Secondly, he is an ex-United States Air Force Security policeman, a member of the Air Force Sergeants Association (Chaplin), a life member of the Disabled American Veterans Association, a member of the Air Force Security Police Association and a member of the Lions Club International.

He is one of the members of the Idea Club. Lester Young also invented a host of other unusual phrases. Some entered the common vernacular, for example his use of the term “bread” to refer to.

One of Lester Young's most memorable post-World War II dates came inwhen he entered a Los Angeles studio and formed a trio that employed Nat King Cole on piano and Buddy Rich on drums.

Inthe results of that classic encounter, which Norman Granz produced for his Clef label, were reissued on the CD Lester Young unately, the sound is pretty scratchy, Price: $ Lester Young (Book): Young, Lester. In conjunction with County orders for residents to stay at home for 30 days except for essential needs, Johnson County Library is extending our closure through April Lester Young Biography, Life, Interesting Facts Early Years & Education.

Lester Willis Young was born 27th Augustin Woodville, Mississippi, in the United was exposed to music from a young age, with his father being a band leader, and his brother, a drummer. Lester Young was born years ago Thursday.

Enlarge this image Rather than holding his saxophone vertically, Lester Young held it high and to the right at a degree angle. The NOOK Book (eBook) of the Lester Young by Alain Gerber at Barnes & Noble.

FREE Shipping on $35 or more. Get FREE SHIPPING on Orders of $35+ Customer information on COVID B&N Outlet Membership Educators Gift Cards Stores & Events Help. In those days before hearing Charlie Parker and Dizzy, and before learning of the so-called bebop era--by the way, I have some thoughts about that word, "bebop"--my first jazz hero ever, jazz improvisor hero, was Lester Young.

I was a big "Lester Young-oholic," and all of my buddies were Lester Young-oholics. Genre/Form: Biographies Biography: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Porter, Lewis, Lester Young. Boston, Mass.: Twayne Publishers,   Lester Willis Young (Aug – Ma ), nicknamed "Pres" or "Prez", was an American jazz tenor saxophonist and occasional clarinetist.

Coming. The Story: Lester Willis Young, one of the most influential musicians in the history of jazz, was born on Augin Woodville, Mississippi.

After a lengthy apprenticeship spent in numerous black territory bands in the Midwest, Young learned to read music at sight, achieved complete control of the instruments he played (which by then were tenor sax and clarinet), and.

Release history. The first 4 tracks were originally released on Mercury Records as The Lester Young Trio. The remaining 4 tracks were released on Norman Granz' Clef Records label as The Lester Young Trio No.

2 before all 8 tracks were combined and released by Granz' Norgran Records label as The Lester Young Buddy Rich Trio. Nat King Cole was under contract with a Genre: Jazz. 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 attempted the in-depth study that Porter brings to his subject's music.

With the same care and scholarship that characterized his John Coltrane, Porter analyzes the music that made Lester Young "the most original tenor sax. In President of Beauty: The Life and Times of Lester Young, the music and America’s troubled social history combine to evoke a sense of this much-misunderstood American genius.

Years ago I began this process when I heard Phil Schaap play François Postif’s interview with Pres on .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 sound of his improvisations. Dave Gelly's biography Being Prez is the first book to discuss Young's life and music side by side.

As Thomas Cunniffe notes in his book review, the lack of new revelations about Young are .Lester Young is on Facebook. Join Facebook to connect with Lester Young and others you may know. Facebook gives people the power to share and makes the Occupation: Executive Director.