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Billie
Holiday

Cannonball
Adderley

Count
Basie

Charlie
Parker

Coleman
Hawkins

Miles
Davis

Quincy
Jones

Dizzy
Gilespie

Duke
Ellington

Sarah
Vaughan

JJ
Johnson

Herbie
Hancock

Thelonious
Monk

Mary Lou
Williams

Max
Roach

John
Coltrane

Louis
Armstrong

Eric
Dolphy

Charles
Mingus

Dexter
Gordon

Sidney
Bechet

Fats
Waller

Stanley
Clarke

Sonny
Rollins

Ornette
Coleman

Wes
Montgomery

Dinah
Washington

Ella
Fitzgerald

Ben
Webster

Lionel
Hampton

Cecil
Taylor

Jimmy
Smith

Lester
Young

Wynton
Marsalis

Jelly Roll
Morton

Jazz
Legends

Back One Mars Beat Artist - Lester Young

Lester Young

( 1909-1959 )

Lester Willis Young, one of the "big three" swing tenors, along with Ben Webster and Coleman Hawkins, is a jazz legend who popularized much of the hipster ethos which came to be associated with the music. Born in Woodville, Mississippi, Young rose to prominence in the Count Basie band. Nicknamed "The Prez," he toured regularly with Jazz at the Philharmonic and recorded extensively for Verve and Aladdin Records. His signature porkpie hat has been copied by generations of jazz musicians and fans alike.

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  • I Cover The Waterfront

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  • Lester Leaps In

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