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Lester Young (part 3)

Lester Young (part 3)

Lester Young (1909 – 1959) (Part 3: 1950 – 1959) was in the 1950s one of the most acknowledged artists ever in jazz but was struggling with bad health, and had to give up before the turn of the decade, but he still could play ballads like nobody else … … Read entire article »

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Lester Young (part 2)

Lester Young (part 2)

Lester Young (1909 – 1959) (Part 2: 1943 – 1949) was entering a period of great changes in the 1940s, trying to adapt to new jazz trends while maintaining his status as one of the greatest tenorsax players in jazz, and several months in jail after being court martialed did him no good… … Read entire article »

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Lester Young (part 1)

Lester Young (part 1)

Lester Young (1909 – 1959) was one of the greatest artists in jazz, the creator of completely new concepts on how the tenorsax was supposed to be played, and his works with Teddy Wilson, Billie Holiday and Count Basie will truly be immortal… … Read entire article »

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Joe Albany

Joe Albany

Joe Albany (1924 – 1988) was a legendary modern white pianist, playing with Charlie Parker and Lester Young in the middle forties, but his career was slowed down because of the usual reasons… Download The PIANO of Joe Albany (PDF-file) … Read entire article »

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Wardell Gray

Wardell Gray

Wardell Gray (1921 – 1955) was one of the most important of the young modern oriented tenorsax players, a natural successor to Lester Young and a brilliant performer. However, drugs caught him… … Read entire article »

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Personal

JAN EVENSMO – JAZZ CV – The PERSONAL HISTORY of JAZZ SOLOGRAPHY and JAZZ ARCHEOLOGY Publications: History of Jazz Tenor Saxophone – Black Artists – Vol. 6:           1955 – 1959    (2008)  (550 p.) – Vol. 5:           1950 – 1954     (2002)  (473 p.) – Vol. 4:           1945 – 1949     (1999)  (489 p.) – Vol. 3:           1940 – 1944     (1997)  (259 p.) – Vol. 2:           1935 – 1939     (1997)  (169 p.) – Vol. 1:           1917 – 1934     (1996)  (139 p.) Published by Norsk Jazzarkiv (Norwegian Jazz Archives), partly supported by Norsk Faglitterær Forfatterforening (Norwegian Non-fiction Writers and Translators Association) Jazz Tenor Saxophone in Norway 1917 – 1959, with Johs Bergh (Norsk Jazzarkiv, 1996) ”History of Jazz Tenor Saxophone – Black artists – 1917 – 1959: Methods and Conclusions” (Conference on Nordic Jazz Research, Stockholm, 1991) ”Fra jazzdiskografi til jazzdokumentasjon – en utvikling mot … Read entire article »

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Paul Quinichette

Paul Quinichette

Paul Quinichette (1921 – 1983) was called Vice-Pres, since his style was somewhat similar to that of Lester Young, but in fact, he was a great swinger with his own style and ideas … … Read entire article »

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