Prez: Homage to Lester Young

Jamie Reid - Bio and Media
pb / 2010-04 / Poetry /
/ / $14.95

Lester Young has been described as jazz’s first hipster who forever changed the sound of the tenor saxophone. In Prez, Jamie Reid creates an evocative image of Young with poetry and poetic prose that resonates with the fluid notes of Lester’s music.

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“Cooler in tone than many of the raving epiphanies of Jack Kerouac, Gregory Corso and Allen Ginsburg, Prez unmistakably partakes of both their style and substance in its jazz-derived improvisations-on-a-theme form and its deeply humanistic take on life.”
- John Moore, Vancouver Sun -

“A strong, focused, and unified work that will long be in the collections of poets and musicians.”
- Victory Review -