- Instrument: Saxophone - Tenor
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August 27, 1909 - March 15, 1959 Lester Willis Young was an American jazz tenor saxophonist and clarinetist. he also played trumpet, violin, and drums. Coming to prominence while a member of Count Basie's orchestra, Young is remembered as one of the finest, most influential players on his instrument, playing with a cool tone and sophisticated harmonies. He became a jazz legend, inventing or popularizing much of the hipster ethos which came to be associated with the music.