Leo Parker

The Last Sessions (870337)

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The Last Sessions

Leo Parker

Phono Records

8436539312857

PHN 145715

870337

JAZZ

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The Last Sessions

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CD 12,39 €

3 COMPLETE ALBUMS on 2 CD + 9 BONUS TRACKS

This release presents the great baritone sax player Leo Parker’s last two albums, "Let Me Tell You ‘Bout It " (Blue Note BST-84047), and Rollin’ with Leo (Blue Note BST84095/LT 1076), in their entireties. Both LPs were recorded in mid-late 1961, just months before Parker’s untimely death on February 11, 1962 at the age of 36, due to a heart attack provoked by his drug abuse. The 1961 Blue Note sessions were intended to be a comeback for Parker, who hadn’t entered a recording studio in nearly five years. This issue is complented with three rare sessions presenting Parker in quartet, quintet and sextet formats, backed by glorious jazzmen such as Charlie Rouse, Al Haig, Oscar Pettiford, and Max Roach, among others.

PERSONNEL:

LEO PARKER, baritone saxophone on all tracks, plus:

CD1 [1-9] LET ME TELL YOU YOU 'BOUT IT

JOHN BURKS, trumpet (out on 2)
BILL SWINDELL, tenor sax (out on 2)
YUSEF SALIM, piano
STAN CONOVER, bass
PURNELL RICE, drums
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, September 9, 1961.

CD2 [1-8] ROLLIN' WITH LEO

DAVE BURNS, trumpet
BILL SWINDELL, tenor sax
JOHNNY ACEA, piano
AL LUCAS or STAN CONOVER, bass
WILBERT HOGAN or PURNELL RICE drums
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, October 12 & October 20, 1961.

CD2 [9-19] BONUS ALBUM LEO PARKER - BILL JENNINGS QUINTET

LEO PARKER, baritone sax
BILL JENNINGS, guitar
ANDREW JOHNSON, piano
JOE WILLIAMS, bass
GEORGE DeHART, drums
Cincinnati, Ohio, July 6-8, 1954.
Originally issued as Billy in the Lion’s Den for the King label

(**) BONUS TRACKS:

CD1 [10-14] Leo Parker Quartet:
Leo Parker (as,bs); Al Haig (p); Oscar Pettiford (b); Max Roach (d)
[Jack “The Bear” Parker drums replaces Roach on 11 & 14 only].
New York, July 20, 1950. Originally recorded for the Prestige label.

CD1 [15-18] Leo Parker Sextet:
Leo Parker (bs); Joe Newman (tp); Charlie Rouse (ts); Sir Charles Thompson (p)
Al Lucas (b); Jack “The Bear” Parker (d)
Detroit, March 23, 1948. Originally recorded for the Savoy label.

CD1: Total Time: 76:20

01 Glad Lad
02 Blue Leo
03 Let Me Tell You ‘Bout It
04 Vi
05 Parker’s Pals
06 Low Brown
07 Tctb
08 The Lion’s Roar [Version 1]
09 Low Brown [Long Version]
10 Mona Lisa (**)
11 Who’s Mad (**)
12 Darn That Dream (**)
13 I Cross My Fingers (**)
14 Mad Lad Returns (**)
15 Leo’s Bells (**)
16 Sweet Talkin’ Leo (**)
17 Swinging For Love (**)
18 The New Look (**)

CD 2: Total Time: 74:45

01 The Lion’s Roar [Version 2]
02 Bad Girl
03 Rollin’ With Leo
04 Music Hall Beat
05 Jumpin’ Leo
06 Talkin’ The Blues
07 Stuffy
08 Mad Lad Returns
09 Piccadilly Circus (*)
10 There Will Never Be Another You (*)
11 What Will I Do? (*)
12 Billy In The Lion’s Den (*)
13 Fine And Dandy (*)
14 Just You, Just Me (*)
15 Down To Earth (*)
16 May I? (*)
17 Get Hot (*)
18 Stuffy (*)
19 Solitude (*)