The Influence of Lester Young

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1. Early Life and Influences

1.1. Daniels, D. H. (2004). North side jazz: Lester "Pres" Young in Minneapolis: The formativeyears. Minnesota History, 59(3), pp. 96-109.

1.2. Daniels, D. H. (2004). Los Angeles’s jazz roots: The Willis H. Young family. CaliforniaHistory, 82(3), pp. 48-70.

1.3. Gelly, D. (2007). Being Prez: The life and music of Lester Young. New York: Oxford University Press.

2. Interviews

2.1. Lester Young Interview Paris 1959


2.2. On other saxophone players 1958


2.3. Reading Music 1959


2.4. Flecther Henderson Band


3. Overview of Career

3.1. Demsey, D. (1993). American Music, 11(3), 374-377.

3.2. Porter, L. (2015). Young, Lester. Grove Music Online: Oxford University Press. Retrieved from

3.3. Hardy. P. (2001). Lester Young. The Faber companion to 20th century popular music.London, United Kingdom: Faber and Faber Ltd. Retrieved from

3.4. By, N. H. (1996, Aug 30). Music: Lester Young: President of the blues. Asian Wall Street Journal Retrieved from

4. Improvisational Analysis

4.1. Givan, B. (2010). Swing improvisation: A Schenkerian perspective. Theory & Practice, 35. pp. 25-56.

4.2. Davis, R. R. (2012). An examination of cadential note choices: Comparingimprovisations of Scott Hamilton with Sidney Bechet, Michael Brecker, Don Byas,John Coltrane, Stan Getz, Dexter Gordon, Coleman Hawkins, FrankieTrumbauer, Ben Webster, and Lester Young. Retrieved from ProQuestDissertations & Theses Full Text. (Order No. 3543991)

4.3. Porter, L. (1981). Lester leaps in: The early style of Lester Young. The Black Perspectivein Music, 9(1), pp. 3-24.

4.4. Grace, F. (2004, Aug 19). Lester Young was saxophone master. Ocala Star - Banner Retrieved from

4.5. Pryor, W. A. (2014). Forever Young: Lester Young the supremely creative but melancholy genius. IAJRC Journal, 47(4), 11-16.

5. Young's Speech

5.1. Daniels, D.H. (1985). Lester Young: Master of jive. American Music, 3(3), pp. 313-328

5.2. Bio details the aesthetic hipness of lester 'pres' young. (2002, Jan 08). Chicago Defender Retrieved from