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Being Prez : the life and music of Lester Young

Author: Dave Gelly
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Lester Young was one of the great jazz masters, and his impact on the course of the art form was profound. He fundamentally changed the way the saxophone was played--his long, flowing lines brought new levels of expressiveness and subtlety to the jazz language, setting the standard for all modern players. In Being Prez, renowned British critic Dave Gelly follows Lester Young through his life in a rapidly changing  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Gelly, Dave.
Being Prez.
New York : Oxford University Press, 2007
(DLC) 2007029024
Named Person: Lester Young; Lester Young; Lester Young
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Dave Gelly
OCLC Number: 647929380
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 171 pages) : illustrations
Contents: I just loved that music --
The territory --
Well, okay. So now we'll find out what happens --
The hippest thing I ever heard --
Jumpin' at the Woodside --
Just jivin' around --
Jammin' the blues --
DB blues --
Jumpin' at Mesner's --
Von hangman is here --
Prez returns --
Let's review the books --
Ivey-Divey!
Responsibility: Dave Gelly.
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Lester Young was one of the great jazz masters, and his impact on the course of the art form was profound. He fundamentally changed the way the saxophone was played--his long, flowing lines brought new levels of expressiveness and subtlety to the jazz language, setting the standard for all modern players. In Being Prez, renowned British critic Dave Gelly follows Lester Young through his life in a rapidly changing world, showing how the music of this exceptionally sensitive man was shaped by his experiences. The reader meets a complicated, vulnerable, gentle individual who was brought up in his.

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