We remember Lester Young. ‘Prez Resigned’

This day (March 15, 1959 ), in New York City, New York,, died Lester Willis Young, nicknamed ‘Pres’ or ‘Prez’, an American jazz tenor saxophonist and clarinetist.

VIDEO DIGEST

Digest Tracklist :

w/ Billie Holiday – Fine And Mellow . Polka Dots And Moonbeams – (1958) . w/ Coleman Hawkins – Jumpin’ With The Synphony Sid (1958) . w/ Ella Fitzgerald – Blues For Greasy (1950) . Lester Leaps In – The Life And Times Of Lester Pres Young .

TOP 10

Lester Young Top 10 :

There Will Never Be Another You . Ad Lib Blues . I Can’t Get Started . Stardust . These Foolish Things . Tea for Two . Almost Like Being In Love . On the Sunny Side of the Street . Just You, Just Me . Lester Leaps In .

SELECTED ALBUMS

Recorded on November 28, 1952, The President Plays is a studio album by Lester Young, accompanied by the Oscar Peterson Quartet (and not trio) >>

Recorded on January 13, 1956, Pres and Teddy is an album by The Lester Young and Teddy Wilson Quartet. >>

MORE VIDEOS

[1958] you do not want to miss Coleman Hawkins (ts), Lester Young (ts), Willie The Lion Smith (p), Harry Sheppard (vib), Dick Thompson (g), Vinnie Burke (b), Sonny Greer (d), Mae Barnes (voc), Charlie Shavers (t,voc), J.C.Higginbotham (tb), Pee Wee Russell (c1) and George Wettling (d) at Art Ford Jazz Party on WNTA-TV >> 63 MINUTES on RVM >>

[1958] you do not want to miss Lester Young, Rex Stewart and many more at Jazz Party hosted by Art Ford on WNTA-TV in New York City >> 29 MINUTES on RVM >>

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Wikipedia : This day (March 15, 1959 ), in New York City, New York,, died Lester Willis Young, nicknamed ‘Pres’ or ‘Prez’, an American jazz tenor saxophonist and clarinetist.

@allmusic : 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.

@last.fm : “We called my mother ‘the Duchess,’” Holiday said in a 1959 interview, “so he named me ‘Lady Day’ and I called him ‘Prez’—we were the royal family.”[3] It has been suggested that Young was called “Prez” long before meeting her, but there is no evidence of this.

@Discogs : US jazz tenor saxophoneplayer (August 27th, 1909, Woodville – March 15th, 1959, New York), ranks together with Coleman Hawkins and Ben Webster as one of the three great tenors of the the swing era.

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