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Young, Lester

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  • 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.


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