Being Prez: The Life and Music of Lester Young

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Lester Young (1909-1959) was one of the great jazz masters, whose tenor saxophone playing brought new levels of expressiveness and subtlety to the jazz language. Many of his recordings - with Billie Holiday, as a member of Count Basie's band, and under his own name - are numbered among the finest examples of the art. A complicated, vulnerable, gentle man, Lester (dubbed 'The President', by Billie Holiday; later shortened to 'Prez') was brought up in his father's travelling carnival band. His early career was spent in the ...

Being Prez: The Life and Music of Lester Young 2010, Equinox Publishing Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9781845536046

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Being Prez: The Life and Music of Lester Young 2007, Oxford University Press, USA, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780195334777

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Being Prez: The Life and Music of Lester Young 2007, Equinox Publishing Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9781845530587

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