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... Young "is the one figure who remains over the whole field of music as the controlling soul of African American imaginativeness." Young was a melodic virtuoso with an amazing comical inclination who affected several artists amid the most element years of the Great Migration from South to North, a dynamic time when American race relations were experiencing a radical move.
Cool Jazz was just one phase of jazz that was quickly replaced by Hard Bop. This style caught my attention because of the talented Lester Young. Every pioneer of Jazz always speaks of Young in a high manner. This style being what he is most notable for I decide to do my research project on the origin of Cool Jazz and to no surprise Young was considered to be the main pioneer. He incorporated cool jazz not only in his playing but his life style it was evident that Lester young was the epitome of cool.
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