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Prez the immortal

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Page added Sep 1, 2017 Updated Sep 7, 2017

Music from jazz icon Lester Young helps kick off this episode - with a session from the tenor saxophonist's post-Count Basie years.

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We'll also hear from bassist Charles Mingus, captured in 1957 performing a unique composition that was an out-take from his album The Clown. And we'll continue with more live highlights taken from our recent Jazztrack recording of Olivia Chindamo's farewell gig with her sextet at The Jazzlab in Brunswick.

Presented by Mal Stanley
Image: Gottlieb - Flickr Creative Commons
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Prez the immortal


Sep 2, 2017. 5:00pm - 6:50pm
Sep 5, 2017. 2:00pm - 3:50pm
Sep 5, 2017. 9:00pm - 10:50pm

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Artist Biography


Lester Willis Young (August 27, 1909 - March 15, 1959), nicknamed "Pres" or "Prez", was an American jazz tenor saxophonist and occasional clarinetist. Coming to prominence while a member of Count Basie's orchestra, Young was one of the most influential players on his instrument. In contrast to many of his hard-driving peers, Young played with a relaxed, cool tone and used sophisticated...

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