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Lester Young
     

Lester Young

by Lewis Porter
 

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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

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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-13:
9780472089222
Publisher:
University of Michigan Press
Publication date:
11/10/2005
Series:
Jazz Perspectives Series
Edition description:
Revised Edition
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
889,769
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

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