Being Prez

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Lester Young's flowing, expressive saxophone lines changed the direction of an art form. This biography from a jazz critic and fellow saxophonist charts his life from his days in his father's carnival band, through his traumatic spell in the US Army, to his work with Count Basie and his unique rapport with Billie Holiday, who nicknamed him 'Prez'. With insight and sensitivity, it portrays a gentle, unworldly man whose troubles were reflected in the darkening tone of his music.

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Being Prez

Being Prez

The Life and Music of Lester Young

Hardback186pp Illustrated240x165mm

9780195334777     Product Code: 224717

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Lester Young's flowing, expressive saxophone lines changed the direction of an art form. This biography from a jazz critic and fellow saxophonist charts his life from his days in his father's carnival band, through his traumatic spell in the US Army, to his work with Count Basie and his unique rapport with Billie Holiday, who nicknamed him 'Prez'. With insight and sensitivity, it portrays a gentle, unworldly man whose troubles were reflected in the darkening tone of his music.

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