Lester Young

Lester Young

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Popular Songs

My, Myself And I
2:34
Me, Myself And I
2:34
Love Me or Leave Me
6:49
The Man I Love - Original
4:48
Ghost Of A Chance
3:23

Singles

Taking A Chance On Love
5:09
Our Love Is Here To Stay
6:27
There Will Never Be Another You
3:26

Biography

Lester Young

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.