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Rollin' With Leo (Rudy Van Gelder Edition) (2009 Digital Remaster)
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Talkin' The Blues (Rudy Van Gelder Edition) (2009 Digital Remaster)
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Jumpin' Leo (Rudy Van Gelder Edition) (2009 Digital Remaster)
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Music Hall Beat (Rudy Van Gelder Edition) (2009 Digital Remaster)
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Mad Lad Returns (Rudy Van Gelder Edition) (2009 Digital Remaster)

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Leo Parker was the proud owner of a big, beefy baritone sax tone and a fluent technique that struck a great match between the gritty, down-home feeling of R&B and the advanced harmonies of bebop. At first, he studied alto in high school, even recording with Coleman Hawkins' early bebop band at age 18 on that instrument in 1944. But upon joining the legendary Billy Eckstine bop band in 1944-1945 and 1946, Parker switched to baritone and began to garner notice. He worked with Dizz... Read more

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