2 edition of study of Lester Young and his influence upon his contemporaries. found in the catalog.
study of Lester Young and his influence upon his contemporaries.
Robert August Luckey
Authorized facsimile of Ph.D. thesis: University of Pittsburgh, 1981.
Several new biographies of Lester Young have been published in the years since Lewis Porter's Lester Young first appeared, but none have supplanted or even attempted the in-depth study that Porter brings to his subject's music. With the same care and scholarship that characterized his John Coltrane, Porter analyzes the music that made Lester Young "the most original tenor sax in jazz.". Lester Young discography and songs: Music profile for Lester Young, born 27 August Genres: Jazz, Swing, Cool Jazz. Albums include The Famous Carnegie Hall Jazz Concert, Pres and Teddy, and With The Oscar Peterson Trio #1.
Beginning with his childhood, the book accurately chronicles the many bands in which Lester Young played prior to joining Count Basie in Through countless interviews with Young's peers, the book recounts the Basie years and the spicy stories of life on the road. McClendon authored “Fashionable Addiction,” a book chapter on the influence of the heroin chic aesthetic, in Fashion in Popular Culture: Literature, Media and Contemporary Studies (Intellect, ), as well as articles on jazz era prohibition, male dress conformity and defiance and the history and culture of the U.S. drug policy.
I am sure you will like Bob's newest book. Bob is also author of "Saxophone Altissimo: High Note Developement for the Contemporary Player" (available in 5 languages!), "A Study of Lester Young and his Influence upon his Contemporaries", "Lester Young Solos" (transcriptions), "West Coast Jazz Saxophone Solos", as well as this latest book. The combination of his creative genius and authoritative sound surpasses that of Lester Young, who in his own right was able to out swing most of his contemporaries with a pretty sound influencing.
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Several new biographies of Lester Young have been published in the years since Lewis Porter's Lester Young first appeared, but none have supplanted or even attempted the in-depth study that Porter brings to his subject's music. With the same care and scholarship that characterized his John Coltrane, Porter analyzes the music that made Lester /5(4).
A study of Lester Young and his influence upon his contemporaries by Robert A Luckey () Lester Young by Alain Gerber (Book).
Jazz musician Lester Young sure did. Lester Young () was born in Mississippi near New Orleans in His father, a musician, taught him and his two brothers to play instruments.
Young, Lester (Willis) Young, Lester (Willis), (“Pres” or “Prez”; in early years “Red,” or as Jo Jones said, “Mississippi Red”), highly influential and important jazz tenor saxophonist; brother of Lee Young; b. Woodville, M.S., Aug. 27,; d. N.Y., Ma Only four years younger than Coleman Hawkins, with whom he is often contrasted, Young first recorded 15 years.
Lester Young book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. Praise for Lester Young a schematic of unparalleled insight and detail /5. So let’s give Lester Young his due. He never made much bread—certainly as not as much as his homeboys—or lived in a cool crib.
But he had more impact on. With his airy, vibratoless tone and sophisticated harmonic imagination, Lester Young () was arguably the most influential tenor saxophonist after Coleman Hawkins. As the star in Count Basie 's big band and Billie Holiday 's favorite soloist, Young's breezy solos, along with his patented porkpie hat and unique hipster jargon, affected /5(7).
An article on the front page of the Dec. 27,edition of The Island Packet documents the charging of Lester Young Jr. for his part in the shooting. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the Vinyl release of The Lester Young Story Volume 5: Evening Of A Basie-ite on Discogs/5(5).
mmilovan. Member. Member # posted AM I will agree, that there is no discussion between Bean and Pres. Hawkins was the man who did it firs on sax, he defined the instrument, he has knowledge in music theory that gave him power to go anywhere he wants.
Also, I like his playing very, very much, it leaves you in feelings of listening to good, stron. Joel Dinerstein is the author of The Origins of Cool in Postwar America (Chicago ), American Cool (Prestel ), Swinging the Machine (), and Coach: A Story of NY Cool (Rizzoli ).I am a cultural historian and English professor at Tulane University working on music, cool, jazz, race, and popular culture.
I hold a Ph.D in American Studies from UT-Austin and I have been a. 'A Study of Lester Young and His Influence Upon His Contemporaries'. In Porter's case this is surprising, since Luckey and he both base their approach on musical analysis.
Now we have not one book but two; both, however, are short and make interesting complementary reading. Gelly, a British journalist, broadcaster and. Lester Young also had a direct influence on the young Charlie Parker, and thus the entire be-bop movement. In OyamO (Charles F.
Gordon) published the book The Resurrection of Lady Lester, subtitled "A Poetic Mood Song Based on the Legend of Lester Young", depicting Young's life. This interview was conducted by a jazz journalist Francois Postif with Lester Young at the Hotel d’Angleterre in Paris, Lester was appearing with a French rhythm section at Le Blue Note, a historic jazz club in the city.
The minute interview was recorded on a reel-to-reel tape recorder and caught Young at a relaxed. Unlike many other jazz musicians born before like Louis Armstrong, Sidney Bechet, Johnny Hodges, Art Tatum, Teddy Wilson and Stuff Smith, Lester Young’s way of playing never was the same.
His style changed radically throughout his entire carreer. His early influences was Louis Armstrong, Bix Beiderbecke and two white saxophone players, Jimmy Dorsey and Frankie Trumbauer. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the Vinyl release of The Great Lester Young on Discogs.4/5(2).
The tenor saxophone and clarinet of Lester Young, with a critical assessment of all his known records and broadcasts by Jan Evensmo (Book) A study of Lester Young and his influence upon his contemporaries by Robert A Luckey (). His father, Willis Handy Young, was an accomplished music educator; he doted on Lester but also often belt-whipped the boy, prompting him to run away 10 or 12 times, according to his younger Author: Jamie Katz.
As we listen to the many saxophone players featured in Second Sunday at the Library, they will tell us, Lester Young has had an enormous influence on their playing. Lester Young grew up in a highly musical family. The oldest of three children, he was born in the New Orleans area.
Byhis family moved to Minneapolis. Lester Young: 'The Prez' Still Rules At Young, aka "The President of Jazz," was born years ago Thursday. He led a revolution on the tenor saxophone that influenced generations to. Robert Lowell's Legacy: LIFE STUDIES that periodically will examine those volumes of poetry published in the last half century that have had significant influence upon the current condition of American poetry.
a visit to an inn where the speaker spent his honeymoon, and Lester Young playing tenor sax." —Indiana Center for the Book.One jazz writer -- Benny Green in his book, The Reluctant Art (Da Capo Press /) -- makes a convincing argument that Young’s innovations and influences were confined to the late ‘30s and early ‘40s fading rapidly, along with his powers.
Yet green does agree that Lester was special, his impact vast and electrifying, his ideas.Tone quality: Warm deep tone; full bodied sound. Rate of vibrato: medium to fast, this can be shown in Body and Soul. Swing feel: Swinging on top of the beat.
Improvisation character: Intense, outgoing approach. Discovered by: Fletcher Henderson. Influences: Charlie parker. Lester Young: Tone quality: Cool, buouyant tone.