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Lester was the President, an idiosyncratic stylist who, together with Charlie Parker, virtually invented modern jazz. His approach was to paint outside the lines. As an improviser and melodist, he was an impressionist, his tone angular and lush, his concept daringly romantic, improbably sweet, and wonderfully seductive. He found fame in Basie's big band, but here, with the simple yet intricate support of Peterson's impeccable trio, Prez rules with absolute authority.

Customer Reviews

Prez Lives!

Lester Young swung cool inside hot, and every trend in jazz came from him. Invaluable! Peace.

Lester Young with the Oscar Peterson Trio

This is a great album. Sounds even better on wax. This is a must have for all you Lester Young fans and Oscar Peterson followers. Checkout the hot house flowers on this album....Tea for Two, Almost Like Being In Love, Stardust and on and on and...

Wonderful album

If I had to only take one album of music with me for the rest of my life, it would be this one. It's a must have. So much beautiful music here. The version of Stardust here, alone, is one of the most breathtaking recordings of music ever. Lester Young was truly an artist.

Biography

Born: August 27, 1909 in Woodville, MS

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '30s, '40s, '50s

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)...
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