Lester Young

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Tenor saxist Lester Young and pianist Count Basie in the foreground; behind (l-to-r) Dizzy Gillespie and Vic Coulson, trumpets; Leo Parker, alto sax; Mezz Mezzrow, clarinet; Kansas Fields, drums; and Junior Raglin, bass
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Articles on Lester Young

06/04/11    In Profile with Mick Carlon    By Mick Carlon

Lady Day and her Pres: A Sublime Pairing

09/08/10    Tangents    By Lee Mergner

National Jazz Museum in Harlem Acquires Vintage Collection

October 2008    The Archivist    By Scott Yanow

Whippin’ the Keys
Wally Rose

September 2008    Books    By Scott Yanow

Being Prez: The Life & Music of Lester Young
Dave Gelly

August 2008    The Archivist    By Scott Yanow

Ornette Coleman Town Hall 1962
Ornette Coleman Trio

August 2008    The Archivist    By Scott Yanow

Classic Columbia, OKeh and Vocalion Lester Young with Count Basie (1936-1940)
Lester Young with Count Basie

January/February 2008    Features    By Dave Gelly

Count Basie and Lester Young: So Now We’ll Find Out What Happens

July/August 2006    News    By Michael Kabran

Lester Young: Presidential Record

September 2003    Final Chorus    By Nat Hentoff

Jazz for Lunch at the Cajun

June 2002    Books    By Harvey Pekar

Lester Leaps In: The Life and Times of Lester “Pres” Young
Douglas Henry Daniels

December 2001    Features    By James Gavin

Homophobia in Jazz

April 2000    Albums    By Doug Ramsey

The Complete Studio Sessions on Verve
Lester Young

December 1999    Photos    By JazzTimes

Indelible Images VI

September 1999    Albums    By Doug Ramsey

In Washington, D.C. 1956, Volume Five
Lester Young

December 1998    Photos    By Lee Tanner

Indelible Images 5

September 1997    Albums    By Stanley Dance

The Commodore Story
Various Artists

Albums

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The Kansas City Sessions

Commodore
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In Washington, D.C. 1956, Volume Five

Pablo
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The Complete Studio Sessions on Verve

Verve

The Complete Savoy Recordings

Savoy
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Classic Columbia, OKeh and Vocalion Lester Young with Count Basie (1936-1940)

Mosaic Records
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Live at Birdland

ESP-Disk
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Tickle Toe

Delmark Records
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