Lester Young

James Clay Paul Gonsalves

Lester Willis Young (August 27, 1909 – March 15, 1959), nicknamed "Pres" or "Prez", was an American jazz tenor saxophonist and sometime 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 "a free-floating style, wheeling and diving like a gull, banking with low, funky riffs that pleased dancers and listeners alike". Read more on Last.fm

Lester Young
Live at Birdland
Album (2007)
Lester Young
Timeless Lester Young
Album (2003)
Lester Young
The Complete Savoy Recordings
Album (2002)
Lester Young
Jazz in Paris: Le dernier message de Lester Young
Album (2002)
Lester Young
Easy does it
Album (2001)
Lester Young, Roy Eldridge & Harry “Sweets” Edison
Laughin' to Keep From Cryin'
Album (2000)
Lester Young
Ultimate Lester Young
Album (1998)
Lester Young
Lester Young
Album (1997)
Lester Young
The Savoy Recordings
Album (1980)
Lester Young
Blue Lester
Album (1956)
Chu Berry, Lester Young
Tops on Tenor
Album (1955)
Lester Young & Harry “Sweets” Edison
Pres and Sweets
Album (1955)