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Lester Young (I) (1909–1959)


Lester Young was one of the most important saxophone players in jazz. He got a fine and soft tone with his horn, and it became very famous in the late 1930s. He played in the Count Basie orchestra and recorded with Basie his first recordings in 1936. He was a close friend of singer Billie Holiday and recorded many songs with her and Teddy Wilson ... See full bio »

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On the Road Soundtrack
(2012)
Paterson Soundtrack
(2016)
American Splendor Soundtrack
(2003)
Anything Else Soundtrack
(2003)

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 1950 Improvisation (Short)
 1938 Policy Man
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Other Works:

Single (as The Lester Young Sextet): "Sunday S" / "S.M. Blues" (Aladdin Records) See more »

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Mary Berkely  (2 children) | See more »
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Brother of jazz drummer Lee Young. See more »

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Star Sign:

Virgo

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