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Legendary Bop, Rhythm & Blues Classics: Leo Parker (Digitally Remastered)
Leo Parker
Legendary Bop, Rhythm & Blues Classics: Leo Parker (Digitally Remastered)
Genres: Blues, Jazz
 
  •  Track Listings (8) - Disc #1

The first jazz be-bop musician to play the baritone sax, Leo Parker was a rising force in the be-bop community of the late 1940's and might have become a huge star had not a drug addiction derailed his career and eventuall...  more »

     
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All Artists: Leo Parker
Title: Legendary Bop, Rhythm & Blues Classics: Leo Parker (Digitally Remastered)
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Label: Essential Media Group
Release Date: 5/27/2015
Genres: Blues, Jazz
Style: Bebop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 894231335129

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The first jazz be-bop musician to play the baritone sax, Leo Parker was a rising force in the be-bop community of the late 1940's and might have become a huge star had not a drug addiction derailed his career and eventually claim his life at the age of 36. With a sound that wedded gospel drenched R&B with the advanced harmonies of be-bop, Parker's style and flawless technique became a prime inspiration for scores of young be-boppers to come. The first five tracks presented here were recorded in Chicago in August of 1953 with an unidentified rhythm section; the remaining tracks are from a July, 1951 Chicago session featuring Parker's baritone with Eddie Johnson on tenor sax; Claude Jones on piano (organ on "Candlelight Serenade"); Johnny Pate bass and Al Williams on drums. All selections have been newly remastered.