Leo Parker Catalog

1947 (age 22)

Gene Ammons - Red Top: The Savoy Sessions  (Savoy SJL 1103)

Howard McGhee, trumpet; Gene Ammons, tenor sax; Leo Parker, baritone sax; Junior Mance, piano; Gene Wright, bass; Charles Williams, drums.

Detroit, MI, October 4, 1947

DET800El Sino
DET801Ineta
DET802Wild Leo
DET803Leapin' Leo

** originally released as Savoy MG 14033 entitled "The Golden Saxophone Of Gene Ammons" + 4 bonus tracks.

Dexter Gordon - Long Tall Dexter: The Savoy Sessions  (Savoy SJL 2211)

Joe Newman, trumpet; J.J. Johnson, trombone; Dexter Gordon, tenor, alto sax; Leo Parker, baritone sax; Hank Jones, piano; Curly Russell, bass; Shadow Wilson, drums.

NYC, December 19, 1947

S3495-1Wee Dot
S3495-3-
S3497-1The Lion Roars
S3497-3The Lion Roars (as Lion's Roar)

The Be Bop Boys  (Savoy SJL 2225)

Joe Newman, trumpet; J.J. Johnson, trombone; Dexter Gordon, tenor, alto sax; Leo Parker, baritone sax; Hank Jones, piano; Curly Russell, bass; Shadow Wilson, drums.: same session.

NYC, December 19, 1947

S3495-2Wee Dot
S3495-4-
S3496Solitude
S3497-2The Lion Roars
S3497-4-

Joe Newman, trumpet; Charlie Rouse, tenor sax #3-5; Leo Parker, baritone sax; Sir Charles Thompson, piano; Al Lucas, bass; Jack "The Bear" Parker, drums.

Detroit, MI, March 23, 1948

1. D842On The House
2. D843Dinky
3. D846Leo's Bells
4. D847Sweet Talkin' Leo
5. D848Swinging For Love

Leo Parker - The Birth Of Bop, Vol. 1  (Savoy XP 8060)

Joe Newman, trumpet; J.J. Johnson, trombone; Dexter Gordon, tenor, alto sax; Leo Parker, baritone sax; Hank Jones, piano; Curly Russell, bass; Shadow Wilson, drums.

NYC, December 19, 1947

S3498Mad Lad Boogie

1948

Leo Parker - New Trends Of Jazz, Volume 5  (Savoy MG 9018)

Joe Newman, trumpet; Leo Parker, baritone sax; Sir Charles Thompson, piano; Al Lucas, bass; Jack "The Bear" Parker, drums.

Detroit, MI, March 23, 1948

D844Senor Leo

Various Artists - The Birth Of Bop, Volume 1  (Savoy MG 9022)

Joe Newman, trumpet; Leo Parker, baritone sax; Sir Charles Thompson, piano; Al Lucas, bass; Jack "The Bear" Parker, drums.: same session.

Detroit, MI, March 23, 1948

D845Chase 'N 'Lion

Leo Parker - New Sounds In Modern Music, Volume 1  (Savoy MG 9009)

Joe Newman, trumpet; Charlie Rouse, tenor sax; Leo Parker, baritone sax; Sir Charles Thompson, piano; Al Lucas, bass; Jack "The Bear" Parker, drums.

Detroit, MI, March 23, 1948

D849The New Look

1950

Leo Parker Quartet, Al Haig Trio, Zoot Sims Quartet - Mad Lad Returns  (Misterioso (E) MLP 1984)

Leo Parker, baritone, alto sax; Al Haig, piano; Oscar Pettiford, bass; Max Roach, drums #1,2; Jack Parker, drums #3-5.

NYC, July 20, 1950

1. JRC95AMona Lisa
2. JRC97ADarn That Dream
3. JRC99BMad Lad Returns
4. JRC99C-
5. JRC99D-

Various Artists - First Sessions 1949/50  (Prestige P-24081)

Leo Parker, baritone, alto sax; Al Haig, piano; Oscar Pettiford, bass; Max Roach, drums #1,3,4; Jack Parker, drums #2.

NYC, July 20, 1950

1. JRC95BMona Lisa
2. JRC96AWho's Mad?
3. JRC97BDarn That Dream
4. JRC98BI Cross My Fingers

Various Artists - 25 Years Of Prestige  (Prestige PR 24046)

Leo Parker, baritone, alto sax; Al Haig, piano; Oscar Pettiford, bass; Jack Parker, drums.

NYC, July 20, 1950

JRC99AMad Lad Returns

Teddy Edwards, Dexter Gordon, Leo Parker, Wardell Gray - The Foremost!  (Onyx ORI 201)

James Robertson, trumpet; Henry Durant, tenor sax; Leo Parker, baritone sax; Kenny Drew, piano; Curly Russell, bass; Eddie Bourne, drums.

Philadelphia, PA, December 28, 1950

Leo Leaps In (take 1) (as On The House (take 1))
Leo Leaps In (take 2) (as On The House (take 2))
Leo Leaps In (take 3) (as On The House (take 3))
Solitude
LP-2Rolling With Parker (as Rollin' With Leo)
LP-1Woody (as Symphony In Sid)

Leo Parker And Sax Gill - Back To Back Baritones  (Krazy Kat (E) KK 829)

James Robertson, trumpet; Henry Durant, tenor sax; Leo Parker, baritone sax; Kenny Drew, piano; Dillon "Curley" Russell, bass; Eddie Bourne, drums.

Philadelphia, PA, December 28, 1950

Rolling With Parker (unreleased take)

** also released on Collectables COL-CD-5329.

1951

Leo Parker - The Late Great King Of The Baritone Sax  (Chess CHV 413)

Eddie Johnson, tenor sax; Leo Parker, baritone sax; Claude Jones, piano; Johnny Pate, bass; Al Williams, drums.

Universal Recording, Chicago, IL, July 4, 1951

U-7353Candlelight Serenade
U-7354Hornet
U-7356Leo's Blues

Leo Parker, baritone sax; unknown, piano; unknown, bass; unknown, drums.

Chicago, IL, August 10, 1953

P-53107Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
-Smoke Gets In Your Eyes (Dub In)
P-53108Anything Can Happen
P-53109Tippin' Lightly
P-53110Blue Sails

Leo Parker - Candlelight Serenade / Reed Rock  (Chess 1477)

Eddie Johnson, tenor sax; Leo Parker, baritone sax; Claude Jones, piano; Johnny Pate, bass; Al Williams, drums.

Universal Recording, Chicago, IL, July 4, 1951

U-7355Reed Rock

1952

Leo Parker - Leo's Boogie / Cool Leo  (United U-142)

Leo Parker, baritone sax; unknown, piano; unknown, guitar; Ira Pettiford, bass, trumpet; Jack Parker, drums.

Chicago, IL, November 15, 1952

1159-6Leo's Boogie
1160-1Cool Leo

1961 (age 36)

Leo Parker - Let Me Tell You 'Bout It  (Blue Note BLP 4087)

John Burks, trumpet #1-6; Bill Swindell, tenor sax #1-6; Leo Parker, baritone sax; Yusef Salim, piano; Stan Conover, bass; Purnell Rice, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, September 9, 1961

1. tk.4Gland Lad
2. tk.6Low Brown
3. tk.9Parker's Pals
4. tk.11TCTB
5. tk.25Vi
6. tk.28Let Me Tell You 'Bout It
7. tk.31Blue Leo

** also released on Blue Note BST 84087, (J) DY-5801-02, CDP 7 84087 2.

Leo Parker - Let Me Tell You 'Bout It  (Blue Note CDP 7 84087 2)

John Burks, trumpet; Bill Swindell, tenor sax; Leo Parker, baritone sax; Yusef Salim, piano; Stan Conover, bass; Purnell Rice, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, September 9, 1961

tk.5Low Brown (alternate take)
tk.18The Lion Roar

** originally released as Blue Note BLP 4087 + 2 bonus tracks.

Leo Parker - Rollin' With Leo  (Blue Note LT-1076)

Dave Burns, trumpet; Bill Swindell, tenor sax; Leo Parker, baritone sax; John Acea, piano; Stan Conover, bass; Purnell Rice, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, October 12, 1961

tk.1Rollin' With Leo
tk.8Music Hall Beat

Dave Burns, trumpet; Bill Swindell, tenor sax; Leo Parker, baritone sax; John Acea, piano; Al Lucas, bass; Wilbert Hogan, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, October 20, 1961

tk.22Bad Girl
tk.27Mad Lad Returns
tk.30Stuffy
tk.32Jumpin' Leo
tk.37Talkin' The Blues
tk.38The Lion's Roar

** also released on Blue Note BST 84095 entitled "Rollin' With Leo (also released)". Blue Note CDP 7 84095 2.