Rollin' with Leo

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Rollin' with Leo
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Studio album by Leo Parker
Released 1980
Recorded October 12 & 20, 1961
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
Genre Jazz
Length 43:48
Label Blue Note
LT 1076
BST 84095
Producer Alfred Lion
Leo Parker chronology
Let Me Tell You 'Bout It
(1961)
Rollin' with Leo
(1961)

Rollin' with Leo is the second, and final, album as a leader by American jazz saxophonist Leo Parker, recorded in 1961 but not released on the Blue Note label until 1980.[1]

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by Steve Leggett awarded the album 4½ stars and calling it "a wonderful portrait of this unsung but brilliant player, whose huge, sad, but almost impossibly strong tone always felt like it carried the world on its shoulders".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Leo Parker except as indicated

  1. "The Lion's Roar" - 4:54
  2. "Bad Girl" (Conover) - 6:17
  3. "Rollin' with Leo" - 6:25
  4. "Music Hall Beat" (Illinois Jacquet) - 4:56
  5. "Jumpin' Leo" - 4:30
  6. "Talkin' the Blues" - 6:30
  7. "Stuffy" (Coleman Hawkins) - 5:41
  8. "Mad Lad Returns" - 4:35

Recorded on October 12 (tracks 3 & 4) and October 20 (tracks 1, 2 & 5-8), 1961.

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Blue Note Records discography accessed November 11, 2010
  2. ^ a b Leggett, S. Allmusic Review accessed November 9, 2010