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Douglas Henry Daniels is professor of black studies and history at the University of California, Santa Barbara. The author of Pioneer Urbanites- A Social and Cultural History of Black San Francisco, he lives in Santa Barbara.

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Lester Leaps In jumps of the page with authenticity and insight. The Pres was an amazing creator with a uniquely wicked sense of humor, and this book captures it all." - Quincy Jones, musician and author of Q: The Autobiography of Quincy Jones.

"Prez invented cool. Rather than state a melody, he suggested it. He barely breathed into his horn, creating an intimacy that gave me chills."-- B. B. King "Douglas Henry Daniels definitive biography traces the music Pres played and the world in which it developed. Deep in detail and admiring in tone, Lester Leaps In is as much a look at the racism of the mid 20th Century as it is about Young."-- T. Michael Crowell, The San Diego Union-Tribune "Daniels covers it all, from the music to the personal attributes, and he successfully brings the tenor giant back to life."--Steven Loewy, All Music Guide to Jazz "A groundbreaking account of one of the great figures in twentieth-century music and the rich cultural heritage that made a Lester Young and this wonderful art possible."--Robin D. G. Kelley, author of Freedom Dreams and Yo' Mama's Disfunktional! "Douglas Daniels has written a provocative book, presenting Lester Young in a novel, even controversial light while opening new avenues of possible investigation into one of the most tantalizingly enigmatic of all historic jazz figures." -Richard M. Sudhalter, The Los Angeles Times

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