Glad Lad – Leo Parker

This melody on the changes to Take The "A" Train plays on the signature dissonance in the Strayhorn composition and transforms it into something completely new and fresh.

Leo Parker

April 18, 1925 – February 11, 1962

Saxophonist Leo Parker was born in Washington, D.C. In case you're wondering, Leo was not related to Charlie Parker. Leo played alto sax on his first recording sessions, first with the Trummy Young sextet, and then on two sessions with Coleman Hawkins, all in February of 1944, when he was still 18 years old. Read more...

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