Lester Young Tenor Saxophonist Count Basie Orchestra

Count Basie once said that Lester Young never had a bad night playing his tenor sax while he was a member of Basie's famed orchestra. A native of Mississippi, Young moved to New Orleans as a youth. His father was a musician and toured with his own traveling combo. A brilliant tenor saxophonist, Lester was never given the credit he deserved while he was living. At one time he earned $50,000 yearly. More

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I am a soon to be retired Duke Medical Center library researcher, who enjoys writing. I have been writing on Wikipedia for years and have begun to write
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