Lester Young Centennial
August 27, 2009 10:26 AM Subscribe
Lester Young (Aug. 27, 1909–March 15, 1959)
is given not just a memorial, but extensive musicological criticism and contextual information in this ten-chapter series
by jazz pianist and blogger Ethan Iverson of The Bad Plus
. Solo transcriptions and analyses, interviews with Lee Konitz, Tootie and Jimmy Heath, Benny Golson, an essay on Young's influence on Miles Davis, a discographic primer and more. (Previously
For more of Iverson's top-notch jazz blogging, here's Do the Math's table of contents
. A lot of this deserves to be published outside of the blogosphere.