Lester Young – Blue Lester (1956) [FLAC 24bit/44,1kHz]

Lester Young – Blue Lester (1956)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 44:24 minutes | 361 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Archive of Folk & Jazz Music

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 what one critic called “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.


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2. Lester Young – Blue Lester
3. Lester Young – Jump, Lester, Jump
4. Lester Young – Ghost of a Chance
5. Lester Young – Basie English
6. Lester Young – These Foolish Things Remind Me of You
7. Lester Young – Exercise in Swing
8. Lester Young – Salute to Fats
9. Lester Young – Crazy over J-Z
10. Lester Young – Blues n Bells
11. Lester Young – Ding Dong
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13. Lester Young – Circus in Rhythm
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