Lester W. She was also in physical decline, near the end of her career, yet they both gave moving performances. Young's solo was brilliant, acclaimed by some observers as an unparalleled marvel of economy, phrasing and extraordinarily moving emotion; Nat Hentoff , one of the show's producers, later commented, "Lester got up, and he played the purest blues I have ever heard Young made his final studio recordings and live performances in Paris in March with drummer Kenny Clarke at the tail end of an abbreviated European tour during which he ate next to nothing and drank heavily.
He died in the early morning hours of March 15, , only hours after arriving back in New York, at the age of According to jazz critic Leonard Feather , who rode with Holiday in a taxi to Young's funeral, she said after the services, "I'll be the next one to go. Paul Quinichette modeled his style so closely on Young's that he was sometimes referred to as the "Vice Prez" sic. Lester Young also had a direct influence on the young Charlie Parker , and thus the entire be-bop movement.
In OyamO Charles F. The work was subsequently adapted for the theater, and was staged in November of that year at the Manhattan Theater Club , New York City , with a four-piece jazz combo led by Dwight Andrews. In the film Round Midnight , the fictional main character Dale Turner, played by Dexter Gordon, was partly based on Young — incorporating flashback references to his army experiences, and loosely depicting his time in Paris and his return to New York just before his death.
Young is a major character in English writer Geoff Dyer 's fictional book about jazz, But Beautiful. For many of the other participants, the photo shoot was the last time they saw him alive; he was the first musician in the famous photo to pass away.
Straub was inspired by Young's appearance on the CBS-TV show The Sound of Jazz , which he watched repeatedly, wondering how such a genius could have ended up "this present shambles, this human wreckage, hardly able to play at all". Lester Young is said to have popularized use of the term " cool " to mean something fashionable. He would ask, "How does the bread smell? With the Count Basie Orchestra. With Jazz at the Philharmonic. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Lester Young. He added nothing to the vocabulary, as did Lester Young, one of the great hip verbalists. DaCapo Press, p. Blow Mr. Dexter 8. Up And Adam 9. Of Sounds And Something Else Trolley Song It Ain't Happened Yet Dedication To Wanda Barry's Bop Arabia September Song Blues 2. Pennies From Heaven 3. I Got Rhythm 4. Indiana 5. These Foolish Things 6.
Sweet Georgia Brown 7. Chris 'N' Diz 8. Prez's Mood 9. Lester Leaps In Version 1 Polka Dots And Moonbeams Lady Be Good Lester Leaps In Version 2 Jumpin' At The Woodside I Want A Little Girl Just Jivin' Around One O'Clock Jump Jumping With Symphony Sid Three Little Words.
Shoe Shine Boy 2. This Year's Kisses 3. Me, Myself and I 4. When You're Smiling 5. Dickie's Dream 6. The Very Thought of You 7. I Want a Little Girl 8. Taxi War Dance 9. Clap Hands, Here Comes Charlie Tickle-Toe I Can't Get Started Linger Awhile Just You, Just Me Sometimes I'm Happy After Theatre Jump Three Little Words Ghost of a Chance Indiana These Foolish Things Jammin' with Lester Lester's Bebop Boogie Just Coolin'.
Back To The Land 2. I Cover The Waterfront 4. Somebody Loves Me 5. I Want To Be Happy 6. The Man I Love 7. Mean To Me 8. Peg O' My Heart 9. I Cover The Waterfront Tea For Two Body and Soul Bugle Call Rag I've Found A New Baby. Carnegie Blues 2. Tea For Two 3. Blues 4. Lester's Blues 2. I Cover The Waterfront 3. Lester Gambols. A Musical Romance CD. Uncut : 3 stars out of 5 - " Two remarkable artists fired up with optimism The Man I Love 2. Mean to Me 4. Back in Your Own Backyard 5.
I'll Never Be the Same 6. Me, Myself and I 7. Who Wants Love 9. I Must Have That Man When You Are Smiling A Sailboat in the Moonlight He's Funny That Way Laughing At Life Fine and Mellow. Every Tub 2. One O'Clock Jump 3. Swinging The Blues 4. Jumpin' At The Woodside 5. Shoe Shine Boy 6. Five O'clock Whistle 8. Broadway 9. Oh, Lady Be Good Jive At Five Clap Hands! Here Comes Charlie Mean To Me All Of Me Lester Leaps Again Afternoon On A Basie-Ite Blue Lester. In Paris CD.
Almost Like Being In Love 4. Three Little Words 5. I Cover The Waterfront 6. I Can't Get Started 7. Indiana 8. Pennies From Heaven 9. Lullaby Of Birdland Introduction By Norman Granz Up'N Adam Bonus Track Lester Leaps In Bonus Track Pres and Teddy CD. Save for Later. All Of Me 2. Pres Returns - bonus track Song previews provided courtesy of iTunes.
Lester Young in Washington, D. Oh Lady, Be Good 6. Up 'N Adam 7. Lullaby Of Birdland Song previews provided courtesy of iTunes. Indiana 2. A Ghost of a Chance 3. How High The Moon 4. Blues 5. Too Marvellous For Words 7. Lullaby of Birdland 8. Just You, Just Me 9. It's Only a Papermoon Speak I Cover the Waterfront Up and At'em Blues Tracks of Disc 2 1. Lester's Mop Mop Blues 2. Tea for Two 3. Polka Dots and Moonbeams 4. Lester Leaps In 6.
Oh, Lady Be Good 7. Oh, Lady Be Good 8. Lester's Mop Mop Blues 9. Jumpin' With Symphony Sid Lullaby of Birdland Pennies From Heaven Polka Dots and Moonbeams Round Midnight 2.
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Lester Willis Young August 27, ? March 15, , nicknamed "Prez", was an American jazz tenor saxophonist and clarinetist. He is remembered as one of the finest, most influential players on his instrument and for inventing or establishing much of the hipster ethos which came to be associated with jazz.It is probably worth noting that five songs were either written or co-written by Lester Young: tracks 1, 3, 4, 7, and Among the highlights on this album are a "sprightly" All of Me and the delightful This Year's Kisses, which features outstanding solos by Vic Dickenson on trombone and Roy Eldridge on trumpet/5(3).