Daylight Video

Saxophonist Lester “Pres” Young was born on this day in 1909. Here he is in a famous video performance of “Blues for Greasy” in 1950. That’s Ella Fitzgerald coming in with the scat vocal.

Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore, a Monthly contributing editor, is a columnist for the Daily Intelligencer, New York magazine’s politics blog, and the managing editor for the Democratic Strategist.