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Lester Young

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Biography

Woodville, Mississippi, USA
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 for Columbia Records. He quit the Basie band in 1940 and started his freelance career. Read more...

Actor

Character: Himself - on Tenor Sax

Jammin' the Blues 1944

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Character: Himself

Page Eight 2011

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Improvisation 2004

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