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Lester Leaps in: The Life and Times of Lester "Pres" Young

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The acclaimed biography of the legendary tenor< BR> < BR> & quot; Lester Leaps In jumps off the page with authenticity and insight. The Prez was an amazing creator with a uniquely wicked sense of humor, and this book captures it all.& quot; < BR> & mdash; Quincy Jones < BR> < BR> & quot; Twenty years in the making, this is the most thorough and penetrating book on the President of the Tenor Saxophone to date.& quot; < BR> & mdash; Publishers Weekly< BR> < BR> & quot; A provocative book, presenting Lester Young in a novel, even controversial light while opening new avenues of possible investigation into one of the most tantalizingly enigmatic of all historic jazz figures.& quot; < BR> & mdash; Richard Sudhalter, Los Angeles Times< BR> < BR> & quot; The lessons learned from Pres& #39; painful life tell us a lot about ourselves and the horrible consequences of racism in America.& quot; < BR> & mdash; T. Michael Crowell, San Diego Union-Tribune< BR> < BR> Douglas Henry Daniels is professor of history and black studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is author of Pioneer Urbanites: A Social and Cultural History of Black San Francisco and lives in Santa Barbara.

Synopsis:

The acclaimed biography of the legendary tenor

“Lester Leaps In jumps off the page with authenticity and insight. The Prez was an amazing creator with a uniquely wicked sense of humor, and this book captures it all.” —Quincy Jones

“Twenty years in the making, this is the most thorough and penetrating book on the President of the Tenor Saxophone to date.” —Publishers Weekly

“A provocative book, presenting Lester Young in a novel, even controversial light while opening new avenues of possible investigation into one of the most tantalizingly enigmatic of all historic jazz figures.” —Richard Sudhalter, Los Angeles Times

“The lessons learned from Pres painful life tell us a lot about ourselves and the horrible consequences of racism in America.” —T. Michael Crowell, San Diego Union-Tribune

Douglas Henry Daniels is professor of history and black studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is author of Pioneer Urbanites: A Social and Cultural History of Black San Francisco and lives in Santa Barbara.

About the Author

Douglas Henry Daniels is professor of black studies and history at the University of California, Santa Barbara. The author of Pioneer Urbanites: A Social and Cultural History of Black San Francisco, he lives in Santa Barbara.

Table of Contents

'Contents

Part I Many Moons Ago

1. The President of the Tenor Saxophone

2. Shoeshine Boy: Way Down Yonder, 1909–1919

3. The Professor: The Louisiana Heritage

4. Big Top Blues: On the Road, 1919–1926

5. Jump Lester Jump: Winter Homes, 1919–1929

Part II The Spark in My Heart

6. Red Boy Blues: The Territorial Years, 1929–1932

7. Blue Devil Blues: 1932–1933

8. Big Eyes Blues: In the Court of the King, 1933

9. No Eyes Blues: More Than Just Music, 1934–1936

10. Poundcake: The Holy Main, 1936–1940

11. Watts Eyes: Paying Dues, 1941–1943

12. D.B. Blues: Tribulation and Trial, 1943–1945

Part III Up Here by Myself

13. Sax-O-Be-Bop: Life at the Top

14. Lester Blows Again: Critics' and Sidemen's Views

15. Movin' with Lester: "Always Reaching . . . "

16. Up 'n' Adam: The Cult of the Cool

Part IV The Legacy

17. Good-bye Pork Pie Hat

Personal Interviews

Notes

Selected Discography

Acknowledgments

Index\n

'

Product Details

ISBN:
9780807071250
Author:
Daniels, Douglas Henry
Publisher:
Beacon Press (MA)
Author:
Daniels, Douglas H.
Location:
Boston
Subject:
People of Color
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Jazz
Subject:
Composers & Musicians - Jazz
Subject:
Jazz musicians
Subject:
Composers & Musicians
Subject:
Genres & Styles - Jazz
Subject:
cultural heritage
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
Biography-Composers and Musicians
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
February 2003
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
536
Dimensions:
9.34x6.20x1.38 in. 1.69 lbs.

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The acclaimed biography of the legendary tenor

“Lester Leaps In jumps off the page with authenticity and insight. The Prez was an amazing creator with a uniquely wicked sense of humor, and this book captures it all.” —Quincy Jones

“Twenty years in the making, this is the most thorough and penetrating book on the President of the Tenor Saxophone to date.” —Publishers Weekly

“A provocative book, presenting Lester Young in a novel, even controversial light while opening new avenues of possible investigation into one of the most tantalizingly enigmatic of all historic jazz figures.” —Richard Sudhalter, Los Angeles Times

“The lessons learned from Pres painful life tell us a lot about ourselves and the horrible consequences of racism in America.” —T. Michael Crowell, San Diego Union-Tribune

Douglas Henry Daniels is professor of history and black studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is author of Pioneer Urbanites: A Social and Cultural History of Black San Francisco and lives in Santa Barbara.

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