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Praise for Lester Young:

". . . a schematic of unparalleled insight and detail."

---Down Beat

"A monumental work."

---Dizzy Gillespie

". . . a major contribution to jazz scholarship . . . for its illumination of Lester Young's music and for setting the biographical record straight."

---Dan Morgenstern

Several new biographies of Lester Young have been published in the years since Lewis Porter's Lester Young first appeared, but none have supplanted or even attempted the in-depth study that Porter brings to his subject's music. With the same care and scholarship that characterized his John Coltrane, Porter analyzes the music that made Lester Young "the most original tenor sax in jazz."

In addition to helping us understand Lester Young's playing and stylistic evolution, Porter's analysis demonstrates that Young's playing at the end of his career did not mark a serious decline over his earlier style, as many critics have claimed.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780472089222
Author:
Porter, Lewis
Publisher:
University of Michigan Press
Subject:
United states
Subject:
African American Studies
Subject:
Jazz
Subject:
Composers & Musicians - Jazz
Subject:
Jazz musicians
Subject:
Genres & Styles - Jazz
Subject:
Jazz musicians -- United States.
Subject:
Young, Lester
Subject:
Biography-Composers and Musicians
Edition Description:
Revised Edition
Series:
Jazz Perspectives
Publication Date:
20051131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
9 BandW photograph section
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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