American jazz tenor saxophonist. Lester Young (born August 27, 1909, Woodville, Mississippi, USA - died March 15, 1959, New York City, New York, USA). He ranks together with Coleman Hawkins and Ben Webster as one of the three "great tenors" of the the swing era. Occasionally, he was known to also play the clarinet. Aliases: Pres (2). In Groups
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Learn about and follow jazz musician Lester Young (Saxophone) at All About Jazz. Young moved to Kansas City in the 1930s, the hotbed of jazz during that time, and played in various groups, including King Oliver, Benny Moten, and the traveling Fletcher Henderson orchestra. One of the great jazz myths says that Hawkins, who was the star player of Henderson's orchestra missed a show. Young filled in for him and played so wonderfully, that Hawkins went looking for Young, with sax in hand, to teach the young whippersnapper a lesson. They dueled all night and into the next morning. Hawkins left for Europe and Young took over in Henderson's orchestra.
Lester Young - On The Sunny Side Of The Street 06:05. Charlie Parker, Lester Young - Destination Moon 08:38. Lester Young - Lester Leaps In 03:12. Lester Young - I Cover The Waterfront 07:10. Complete Recordings - Lester Young, Lester YoungNat "King" Cole, Nat King Cole. Lester Young: Only Greatest Hits - Lester Young. Lester Leaps In - Lester Young. 111 Legendary Jazz Tunes - Charlie Parker. Charlie Parker - Charlie Parker.
Lester Young Jazz Allstar Sessions. Lester Young Quartet.
IX Label: Sunset Country: Germany Catalogue: SLS 50 326 Z A1 Lester Young It's Only A Paper Moon Arlen, Rose, HarburgA2 Lester Young Lover Come Back To Me Romberg, HammersteinA3 Lester Young Something To Remember You B. 13:53. Lester Young - Jazz Highlights Vol. IX 1973Vinyl AlbumArtist: Lester Young Title: Jazz Highlights Vol. IX Label: Sunset Country: Germany Catalogue: SLS 50 326 Z B1 Lester Young East Of The Sun B. BowmanB2 Lester Young I'm Confessin' (That I Love You) Neiburg, Daughtery, ReynoldsB3 Lester Young Jumpin' With Symphony Sid. 13:50
|1A1||Neenah (Blues Tres)|
|1A2||I Cover The Waterfront|
|1A3||These Foolish Things|
|1A4||Lester Leaps In|
|2A1||Pennies From Heaven|
|2A3||Mean To Me|
|2B1||Stardust (Second Version)|
|2B2||On The Sunny Side Of The Street|
|2B3||Three Little Words|