The Human Voice of Lester Young
Only two of the four posted audio clips from Lester Young’s February 6. 1959 interview in Paris with Francois Postif les than 6 weeks before his death are still up here. The clips center on his early influence, his childhood experiences in his family band and some thoughts on a future that would never come. It is interesting how closely his human speaking voice resembles his tone on tenor sax.