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Lester leaps in jumps of the page with authenticity and insight the pres was an amazing creator with a uniquely wicked sense of humor and this book captures it all quincy jones musician and author of q the autobiography of quincy jones prez invented cool. Lester leaps in the life and times of lester pres young user review not available book verdict this biography of one of jazzs major innovators and iconoclasts places youngs music in the context of african american culture while both lewis porters lester young op and frank buchman moller read full review. Such a tragic story although a popular cultural trope obscures the rich complexity of a life and career such as lester youngs organized in four sections the biography first examines youngs life and family heritage beginning with his birth in mississippi in 1909 through his early twenties when he came of musical age playing with his father willis young and his siblings irma and lee. Lester leaps in the life and times of lester pres young douglas henry daniels author beacon 30 524p isbn the remainder is dedicated to youngs life post 1945 . Buy lester leaps in the life and times of lester pres young new edition by daniels douglas h isbn 9780807071250 from amazons book store everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders