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Paul Quinichette (May 17, 1916 May 25, 1983) was a jazz tenor saxophone musician. He was known as the Vice President or Vice Prez for his uncanny emulation of the breathy style of Lester Young, known as Prez. Young, who affectionately called everyone "Lady ****" (he called Billie Holiday "Lady Day"), called him "Lady Q". He was also capable of a gruffer style on his own.
He played with Jay McShann, Louis Jordan, and Henry Red Allen before being hired by Count Basie specifically to replace Young in his band. He recorded many small combo dates, including sessions with Young, Charlie Rouse and later with John Coltrane.
Quinichette was born in Denver, Colorado and died in New York City.
With Gene Ammons
With Billie Holiday
With The Prestige All Stars
With Sarah Vaughan
With Mal Waldron
With Dinah Washington
With Webster Young