American musician (1909–1959) acclaimed as one of the greatest tenor sax and clarinet players in the history of jazz. He finally succumbed, after a long struggle, to alcoholism at the age of 49. Vintage Vandoren saxophone reed, signed in fountain pen, “Lester Young, 1st tenor.” Nicely mounted and matted with a photo of Young to an overall size of 11.75 x 18. Some chipping and staining to the reed, otherwise fine condition. RR Auction COA. Learn more about Larry Rafferty.
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