Celebrating Bіrd іѕ a rеvеаlіng lооk аt аn еnіgmаtіс yet endlessly арреаlіng man, who ѕоаrеd to the hеіghtѕ of creative frееdоm but couldn’t beat a lifelong аddісtіоn to heroin. It іnсludеѕ a TV арреаrаnсе wіth [More]
Who was “John” here with the “idea”? John Hammond, the producer of the recording session. The song was written by Count Basie and was recorded on July 7, 1937. It was released as Decca 1363 [More]
Prisoner of Love – The Lester Young and Teddy Wilson Quartet from “Pres and Teddy” (Verve, 1956) Personnel: Teddy Wilson – piano Lester Young – tenor saxophone Gene Ramey – bass Jo Jones – drums [More]
Billie Holiday – vocal Ben Webster – tenor saxophone Lester Young – tenor saxophone Vic Dickenson – trombone Gerry Mulligan – bariton saxophone Coleman Hawkins – tenor saxophone Roy Eldridge – trumpet
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 [More]