Young, Webster English (1932-2003)

Born in Columbia, SC (Lexington County); cornetist/trumpeter; later resided in Washington, DC; played and recorded with many of the giants of jazz from the 1940s and 1950s including Lester Young, Mal Waldron, John Coltrane (1957), Jackie McLean, Ray Draper, and others; he played in the Air Force Band with Hampton Hawes in DC (1956); he has several albums under his name including Plays the Miles Davis Songbook (volumes 1-3) and For Lady(Prestige, 1957); “Millie’s Pad” is one of his compositions; he taught jazz improvisation and was the 1984 musical director of Lettumplay, Washington, D.C.’s jazz preservation organization and youth jazz ensemble; Young died in 2003 in Portland, OR at the age of 71 following a battle with brain cancer.

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