Lester Young & The Oscar Peterson Trio

Lester Young & The Oscar Peterson Trio

Lester Young & The Oscar Peterson Trio

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  • Lester Young With The Oscar Peterson Trio

    Jan 1997 • 14 songs

  • The President Plays With The Oscar Peterson Trio

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Lester Young & The Oscar Peterson Trio

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Lester Young was one of the true jazz giants, a tenor saxophonist who came up with a completely different conception in which to play his horn, floating over bar lines with a light tone rather than adopting Coleman Hawkins' then-dominant forceful approach. A non-conformist, Young (nicknamed "Pres" by Billie Holiday) had the ironic experience in the 1950s of hearing many young tenors try to sound exactly like him. Although he spent his earliest days near New Orleans, Lester Young lived in Minneapolis by 1920, playing in a legendary family band. He studied violin, trumpet, and ...

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