ELLIS, Nigel

Nigel Ellis ‘Lester Young’ Bronze sculpture

£4,500.00

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Nigel Ellis Bronze Sculpture

The bronze sculpture is titled “The Jazzman” and  is a portrait of Lester Young, a famous saxophonist.  Commissioned in 1990 by the original owner, it is from an edition of two only, and was cast in bronze by A & A in 1990. The sculpture was on show at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz club in 1991. More photos can be supplied on request.

24 inches High

 

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Due to the weight, the buyer will need to collect it in London or we will have to arrange special delivery with extra costs involved.

Lester Young was a saxophonist who introduced an approach to improvisation that provided much of the basis for modern jazz solo conception.The impact of Lester Young’s style was so broad that he has been cited as a favourite by such diverse modern jazz figures as Charlie Parker, Stan Getz, and John Coltrane. Much of the West Coast “cool” style was a product of Lester Young’s approach. He was so important that singer Billie Holiday called him president of tenor saxophonists, and he was known thereafter as Prez.

 

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