Discography

The aim of this discography is to compile all known session information (i.e. date, location, personnel, song titles, timings, composers, arrangers, alternate takes, etc.). The intention is not to list every single reissue of the recordings. A priority has been made to list all original issues. Also listed are common and easily accessible modern reissues. It would be accurate to call this a complete Leo Parker sessionography with a select discography. Future edits may expand on the amount of reissues listed.


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Tom Lord’s The Jazz Discography and Jan Evensmo’s Leo Parker solography list Leo Parker as playing alto saxophone on Trummy Young’s February 7, 1944 recording session for the Session label in Chicago (Session 12-010, Hollywood/Talk of the Town). However, Parker is not listed in the band personnel on the record’s label. (The saxophonists are listed as Harry Curtis on alto and Leo Williams on tenor).


Date: February 16, 1944
Location: New York, NY
Label: Apollo
Coleman Hawkins and Orchestra

Coleman Hawkins (ldr), Leonard Lowry, Leo Parker (as), Ray Abrams, Don Byas, Coleman Hawkins (ts), Budd Johnson (bar), Vic Coulson, Dizzy Gillespie, Ed Vandever (t), Clyde Hart (p), Oscar Pettiford (b), Max Roach (d)

a. R-1000 Woody 'n You(Dizzy Gillespie) - 2:57
Apollo 78751 — Woodyn' You / Rainbow Mist   (1944)
b. R-1001 Bu-Dee-Daht(Budd Johnson, Clyde Hart) - 3:10
Apollo 78752 — Bu-Dee-Daht / Yesterdays   (1944)
c. R-1002 Yesterdays(Jerome Kern, Otto Harbach) - 2:53
Apollo 78752 — Bu-Dee-Daht / Yesterdays   (1944)
All titles on:
Classics (Fr.) CD807 — Coleman Hawkins 1943-1944   (1995)

Apollo 751a

Apollo 752a Apollo 752b


Date: February 22, 1944
Location: New York, NY
Label: Apollo
Coleman Hawkins and Orchestra

Coleman Hawkins (ldr), Leonard Lowry, Leo Parker (as), Ray Abrams, Don Byas, Coleman Hawkins (ts), Budd Johnson (bar), Vic Coulson, Dizzy Gillespie, Ed Vandever (t), Clyde Hart (p), Oscar Pettiford (b), Max Roach (d)

a. R-1003 Disorder At The Border(Coleman Hawkins) - 2:54
Apollo 78753 — Disorder at the Border / Feeling Zero   (1944)
b. R-1004 Feeling Zero(Coleman Hawkins) - 2:55
Apollo 78753 — Disorder at the Border / Feeling Zero   (1944)
c. R-1005 Rainbow Mist(Coleman Hawkins) - 2:55
Apollo 78751 — Woodyn' You / Rainbow Mist   (1944)
All titles on:
Classics (Fr.) CD842 — Coleman Hawkins 1944   (1995)

Apollp 751b

Apollo 753a Apollo 753b


Date: December 5, 1944
Location: New York, NY
Label: De Luxe
Billy Eckstine and his Orchestra

Billy Eckstine (ldr), Bill Frazier, John Jackson (as), Gene Ammons, Dexter Gordon (ts), Leo Parker (bar), Gail Brockman, Dizzy Gillespie, Boonie Hazel, Shorty McConnell (t), Taswell Baird, Alfred 'Chips' Outcalt, Howard Scott, Jerry Valentine (tb), Connie Wainwright (g), John Malachi (p), Tommy Potter (b), Art Blakey (d), Billy Eckstine, Sarah Vaughan (v)

a. D-118-2 If That's The Way You Feel(Billy Eckstine) / arr: Jerry Valentine - 2:40
De Luxe 782001 — If That's The Way Tou Feel / Blowing The Blues Away   (1945)
b. D-119-4 I Want To Talk About You(Billy Eckstine) / arr: Tadd Dameron - 2:37
De Luxe 782003 — I Want To Talk About You / I'll Wait And Pray   (1945)
c. D-120-3 Blowing The Blues Away(Billy Eckstine, Jerry Valentine) / arr: Jerry Valentine - 3:05
De Luxe 782001 — If That's The Way Tou Feel / Blowing The Blues Away   (1945)
d. D-121-2 Opus X(John Malachi) / arr: John Malachi - 2:39
De Luxe 782002 — The Real Thing Happened To Me / Opus X   (1945)
e. D-122 I'll Wait And Pray(Jerry Valentine, George Treadwell) / arr: Jerry Valentine - 2:43
De Luxe 782003 — I Want To Talk About You / I'll Wait And Pray   (1945)
f. D-123 The Real Thing Happened To Me(June Eckstine) / arr: John Malachi - 2:44
De Luxe 782002 — The Real Thing Happened To Me / Opus X   (1945)
All titles on:
Classics (Fr.) CD914 — Billy Eckstine And His Orchestra 1944-1945   (1996)

Billy Eckstine (v) on a-c, f; Sarah Vaughan (v) on e.

De Luxe 2001-A De Luxe 2001-B

De Luxe 2002-A De Luxe 2002-B

De Luxe 2003-A De Luxe 2003-B


Date: ca. February 5, 1945
Location: NBC Studios, Hollywood, CA
Label: AFRS Jubilee
Billy Eckstine and his Orchestra

Billy Eckstine (ldr), Bill Frazier, John Jackson (as), Gene Ammons, Budd Johnson (ts), Leo Parker (bar), Gail Brockman, Boonie Hazel, Shorty McConnell, Fats Navarro (t), Billy Eckstine (t, v), Taswell Baird, Alfred 'Chips' Outcalt, Howard Scott, Jerry Valentine (tb), Connie Wainwright (g), John Malachi (p), Tommy Potter (b), Art Blakey (d), Lena Horne (v), Ernie 'Bubbles' Whitman (mc), Verne Smith (ann)

a. Theme [Blue 'n' Boogie] - 1:02
b. Blowing The Blues Away(Billy Eckstine, Jerry Valentine) / arr: Jerry Valentine - 2:00
c. 'Deed I Do(Walter Hirsch, Fred Rose) - 2:08
d. I Want To Talk About You(Billy Eckstine) / arr: Tadd Dameron - 2:56
e. Theme [Blue 'n' Boogie] - 0:46
All titles on:
AFRS Jubilee ET119   (1945)
Spotlite (UK) LP 12"100 — Together   (1972)
Spotlite (UK) CDSPJ CD 200 — Together   (1999)

Billy Eckstine (v) on b, d; Lena Horne (v) on c; Verne Smith (ann) on a.

According to Rainer E. Kotz and Ulrich Neuert’s The AFRS “Jubilee” Transcription Programs: An Exploratory Discography, the presence of Fats Navarro, John Jackson, Gene Ammons, Budd Johnson, John Malachi, and Art Blakey was confirmed in interviews with Billy Eckstine and Gene Ammons. The remaining personnel is probable.

For more on the AFRS Jubilee programs, see here.


Date: ca. February 12, 1945
Location: NBC Studios, Hollywood, CA
Label: AFRS Jubilee
Billy Eckstine and his Orchestra

Billy Eckstine (ldr), Bill Frazier, John Jackson (as), Gene Ammons, Budd Johnson (ts), Leo Parker (bar), Gail Brockman, Boonie Hazel, Shorty McConnell, Fats Navarro (t), Billy Eckstine (t, v), Taswell Baird, Alfred 'Chips' Outcalt, Howard Scott, Jerry Valentine (tb), Connie Wainwright (g), John Malachi (p), Tommy Potter (b), Art Blakey (d), Sarah Vaughan (v), Ernie 'Bubbles' Whitman (mc), Verne Smith (ann)

a. Theme [Blue 'n' Boogie] - 0:57
b. Together(Buddy DeSylva, Lew Brown, Ray Henderson) / arr: Budd Johnson - 3:41
c. Mean To Me(Roy Turk, Fred E. Ahlert) / arr: Tadd Dameron - 3:29
d. Without A Song(Vincent Youmans, Edward Eliscu, Billy Rose) - 4:13
e. Mr. Chips - 2:47
f. Theme [Blue 'n' Boogie] - 0:56
All titles on:
AFRS Jubilee ET120   (1945)
Spotlite (UK) LP 12"100 — Together   (1972)
Spotlite (UK) CDSPJ CD 200 — Together   (1999)

Billy Eckstine (v) on b, d; Sarah Vaughan (v) on c; Verne Smith (ann) on a.

According to Rainer E. Kotz and Ulrich Neuert’s The AFRS “Jubilee” Transcription Programs: An Exploratory Discography, the presence of Fats Navarro, John Jackson, Gene Ammons, Budd Johnson, John Malachi, and Art Blakey was confirmed in interviews with Billy Eckstine and Gene Ammons. The remaining personnel is probable.

For more on the AFRS Jubilee programs, see here.


Date: ca. February 19, 1945
Location: NBC Studios, Hollywood, CA
Label: AFRS Jubilee
Billy Eckstine and his Orchestra

Billy Eckstine (ldr), Bill Frazier, John Jackson (as), Gene Ammons, Budd Johnson (ts), Leo Parker (bar), Gail Brockman, Boonie Hazel, Shorty McConnell, Fats Navarro (t), Billy Eckstine (t, v), Taswell Baird, Alfred 'Chips' Outcalt, Howard Scott, Jerry Valentine (tb), Connie Wainwright (g), John Malachi (p), Tommy Potter (b), Art Blakey (d), Sarah Vaughan (v), Ernie 'Bubbles' Whitman (mc), Verne Smith (ann)

a. Theme [Blue 'n' Boogie] - 0:51
b. Airmail Special(Benny Goodman, Charlie Christian, Jimmy Mundy) / arr: Tadd Dameron - 3:37
c. Don't Blame Me(Dorothy Fields, Jimmy McHugh) / arr: Tadd Dameron - 3:16
d. If That's The Way You Feel(Billy Eckstine) - 3:20
e. Theme [Blue 'n' Boogie] - 1:13
All titles on:
AFRS Jubilee ET121   (1945)
Spotlite (UK) LP 12"100 — Together   (1972)
Spotlite (UK) CDSPJ CD 200 — Together   (1999)

Billy Eckstine (v) on d; Sarah Vaughan (v) on c; Verne Smith (ann) on a.

According to Rainer E. Kotz and Ulrich Neuert’s The AFRS “Jubilee” Transcription Programs: An Exploratory Discography, the presence of Fats Navarro, John Jackson, Gene Ammons, Budd Johnson, John Malachi, and Art Blakey was confirmed in interviews with Billy Eckstine and Gene Ammons. The remaining personnel is probable.

For more on the AFRS Jubilee programs, see here.


Date: ca. February 26, 1945
Location: NBC Studios, Hollywood, CA
Label: AFRS Jubilee
Billy Eckstine and his Orchestra

Billy Eckstine (ldr), Bill Frazier, John Jackson (as), Gene Ammons, Budd Johnson (ts), Leo Parker (bar), Gail Brockman, Billy Eckstine, Boonie Hazel, Shorty McConnell, Fats Navarro (t), Taswell Baird, Alfred 'Chips' Outcalt, Howard Scott, Jerry Valentine (tb), Connie Wainwright (g), John Malachi (p), Tommy Potter (b), Art Blakey (d), Ernie 'Bubbles' Whitman (mc), Verne Smith (ann)

a. Theme [Blue 'n' Boogie] - 0:54
b. Opus X(John Malachi) / arr: John Malachi - 2:41
c. Love Me Or Leave Me(Gus Kahn, Walter Donaldson) / arr: Jerry Valentine - 4:42
All titles on:
AFRS Jubilee ET122   (1945)
Spotlite (UK) LP 12"100 — Together   (1972)
Spotlite (UK) CDSPJ CD 200 — Together   (1999)

Verne Smith (ann) on a.

According to Rainer E. Kotz and Ulrich Neuert’s The AFRS “Jubilee” Transcription Programs: An Exploratory Discography, the presence of Fats Navarro, John Jackson, Gene Ammons, Budd Johnson, John Malachi, and Art Blakey was confirmed in interviews with Billy Eckstine and Gene Ammons. The remaining personnel is probable.

For more on the AFRS Jubilee programs, see here.


Date: May 2, 1945
Location: New York, NY
Label: National
Billy Eckstine and his Orchestra

Billy Eckstine (ldr), Budd Johnson, Sonny Stitt (as), Gene Ammons, Dexter Gordon (ts), Leo Parker (bar), Gail Brockman, Boonie Hazel, Shorty McConnell, Fats Navarro (t), Taswell Baird, Alfred 'Chips' Outcalt, Howard Scott, Jerry Valentine (tb), Billy Eckstine (vtb, v), Connie Wainwright (g), John Malachi (p), Tommy Potter (b), Art Blakey (d)

a. NSC-53-1 Lonesome Lover Blues(Billy Eckstine) - 2:46
National 789015 — Lonesome Lover Blues / Last Night (And Now Tonight Again)   (1945)
b. NSC-54-3 A Cottage For Sale(Willard Robison, L. Conley) - 2:46
National 789014 — A Cottage For Sale / I Love The Rhythm In A Riff   (1945)
c. NSC-55-2 I Love The Rhythm In A Riff(Billy Eckstine) - 2:49
National 789014 — A Cottage For Sale / I Love The Rhythm In A Riff   (1945)
d. NSC-56-2 Last Night (And Now Tonight Again)(Sam Koval) - 3:00
National 789015 — Lonesome Lover Blues / Last Night (And Now Tonight Again)   (1945)
All titles on:
Classics (Fr.) CD914 — Billy Eckstine And His Orchestra 1944-1945   (1996)

National 9014-A National 9014-B

National 9015-A National 9015-B


Date: ca. 1946
Label: Aladdin
Leo Parker & Dizzy Gillespie

Dizzy Gillespie, Leo Parker (ldr), Leo Parker (bar), Dizzy Gillespie (t)

a. IM-5032 Instrumental
b. IM-5033 Cool Me Off
Both titles unissued.

Complete personnel unknown.

Info taken from Michel Ruppli's The Aladdin/Imperial Labels: A Discography under the section “List of Untraced Aladdin Sessions.” Other details remain unknown.


Date: February, 1946
Location: New York, NY
Label: National
Billy Eckstine and his Orchestra

Billy Eckstine (ldr), Norris Turney, Junior Williams (as), Gene Ammons, Josh Jackson (ts), Leo Parker (bar), Boonie Hazel, Shorty McConnell, Fats Navarro, Raymond Orr (t), Alfred 'Chips' Outcalt, Robert Scott, Jerry Valentine (tb), Connie Wainwright (g), Jimmy Golden (p), Bill McMahon (b), Art Blakey (d), Billy Eckstine (v)

a. NSC-114 Blue(Abner Silver, Nick Kenny, Charles Kenny) - 2:57
National 789018 — Blue / Second Balcony Jump   (1946)
b. NSC-115 Second Balcony Jump(Billy Eckstine, Jerry Valentine) / arr: Jerry Valentine - 2:51
National 789018 — Blue / Second Balcony Jump   (1946)
c. NSC-116 Gloomy Sunday(Laszlo Javor, Rezso Seress, Sam M. Lewis) - 2:51
National 789037 — Gloomy Sunday / In The Still Of The Night   (1946)
d. NSC-117 Tell Me Pretty Baby(Jerry Valentine, Alfred 'Chips' Outcalt, Billy Eckstine) - 2:56
National 789019 — You Call It Madness But I Call It Love / Tell Me Pretty Baby   
All titles on:
Classics (Fr.) CD1022 — Billy Eckstine And His Orchestra 1946-1947   (1998)

Billy Eckstine (v) on a, c-d.

Leif Bo Petersen and Theo Rehak’s The Music and Life of Theodore “Fats” Navarro: Infatuation lists Linton Garner on piano instead of Jimmy Golden and Tommy Potter on bass instead of Bill McMahon. They also assert that Kenny Dorham is present in the trumpet section and is the soloist on “Second Balcony Jump.”

National 9018-A National 9018-B

National 9037-A National 9019-B


Date: March, 1946
Location: New York, NY
Label: National
Billy Eckstine and his Orchestra

Billy Eckstine (ldr), Norris Turney, Junior Williams (as), Gene Ammons, Josh Jackson (ts), Leo Parker (bar), Boonie Hazel, Shorty McConnell, Fats Navarro, Raymond Orr (t), Alfred 'Chips' Outcalt, Robert Scott, Jerry Valentine (tb), Connie Wainwright (g), Jimmy Golden (p), Bill McMahon (b), Art Blakey (d), Billy Eckstine (v)

a. NSC-122 Love Is The Thing(Victor Young, Ned Washington) - 2:48
b. NSC-123 Without A Song(Vincent Youmans, Edward Eliscu, Billy Rose) - 2:50
National 789061 — Say It Isn't So / Without A Song   (1948)
c. NSC-124 Cool Breeze(Tadd Dameron, Dizzy Gillespie, Billy Eckstine) - 2:50
National 789052 — You're My Everything / Cool Breeze   (1948)
d. NSC-125 Don't Take Your Love From Me(Henry Nemo) - 2:54
National 789023 — All The Things You Are / Don't Take Your Love From Me   (1946)
All titles on:
Classics (Fr.) CD1022 — Billy Eckstine And His Orchestra 1946-1947   (1998)

Billy Eckstine (v) on a-b, d.

Leif Bo Petersen and Theo Rehak’s The Music and Life of Theodore “Fats” Navarro: Infatuation lists Linton Garner on piano instead of Jimmy Golden and Tommy Potter on bass instead of Bill McMahon. They also list Kenny Dorham in place of Fats Navarro in the trumpet section.

National 9023-B National 9061b



Date: May 7, 1946
Location: New York, NY
Label: Musicraft
Sarah Vaughan Orchestra under direction of Tadd Dameron

Sarah Vaughan (ldr), Leroy Harris (as), Leo Parker (bar), Henry 'Hank' Ross (bcl), Freddie Webster (t), Bud Powell (p), Ted Sturgis (b), Kenny Clarke (d), unknown (str), Sarah Vaughan (v)

a. 5485 If You Could See Me Now(Tadd Dameron, Carl Sigman) / arr: Tadd Dameron - 2:48
Musicraft 78380 — You're Not The Kind / If You Could See Me Now   (1946)
b. 5486 I Can Make You Love Me(Sidney Keith 'Bob' Russell, Peter DeRose) / arr: Tadd Dameron - 3:01
Musicraft 78398 — I Can Make You Love Me / My Kinda Love   (1946)
c. 5487 You're Not The Kind(Irving Mills, Will Hudson) / arr: Tadd Dameron - 2:45
Musicraft 78380 — You're Not The Kind / If You Could See Me Now   (1946)
d. 5488 My Kinda Love(Louis Alter, Jo Trent) / arr: Tadd Dameron - 2:37
Musicraft 78398 — I Can Make You Love Me / My Kinda Love   (1946)
All titles on:
Classics (Fr.) CD958 — Sarah Vaughan 1944-1946   (1997)

Leo Parker solos on d.

9 unknown string players.

Tom Lord’s The Jazz Discography lists an unissued alternate take of My Kinda Love as appearing on Vernon MVM 504 (“That Everlovin’ ‘Sassy’”) and on Saga ERO 8016 (“Sassy Sings”). I have auditioned the Vernon LP, and My Kinda Love does not sound to be an alternate. I have not yet auditioned the Saga LP.

Musicraft 380a Musicraft 380b

Musicraft 398a Musicraft 398b


Most discographies have listed Leo Parker as present on the live recordings of Dizzy Gillespie’s big band from the Spotlite Club in June of 1946. These recordings have been issued in various forms over the years. But the most recent and perhaps the most researched release of these recordings (Dizzy Gillespie Big Band, Showtime at the Spotlite, 52nd Street, New York City, June 1946, Uptown UPCD 27.53-54) lists the baritone saxophonist as Sol Moore.


Date: July 9, 1946
Location: New York, NY
Label: Musicraft
Dizzy Gillespie and his Orchestra

Dizzy Gillespie (ldr), Howard Johnson, Sonny Stitt (as), Ray Abrams, Warren Lucky (ts), Leo Parker (bar), Dave Burns, Talib Daawud, Kenny Dorham, John Lynch, Elmon Wright (t), Dizzy Gillespie (t, v), Leon Comegys, Alton 'Slim' Moore, Gordon Thomas (tb), Milt Jackson (vib), John Lewis (p), Ray Brown (b), Kenny Clarke (d), Alice Roberts (v)

a. 5609 One Bass Hit(Ray Brown, Walter 'Gil' Fuller, Dizzy Gillespie) - 2:57
Musicraft 78404 — One Bass Hit (part 1)/One Bass Hit (part 2)   (1946)
b. 5610 Ray's Idea(Dizzy Gillespie, Walter 'Gil' Fuller) - 2:25
Musicraft 78487 — Ray's Idea / He Beeped When He Shoulda Bopped   (1947)
c. 5611 Things To Come(Dizzy Gillespie, Walter 'Gil' Fuller) - 2:49
Musicraft 78447 — Things To Come / Emanon   (1947)
d. 5612 He Beeped When He Shoulda Bopped(Dizzy Gillespie) - 2:39
Musicraft 78487 — Ray's Idea / He Beeped When He Shoulda Bopped   (1947)
e. 5612 (alt.) He Beeped When He Shoulda Bopped(Dizzy Gillespie) - 2:40
Musicraft LP 12"MVS-2010 — One Bass Hit   (1985)
All titles on:
Classics (Fr.) CD986 — Dizzy Gillespie 1946-1947   (1998)

Dizzy Gillespie (v) on e; Alice Roberts (v) on d.

Leo Parker’s presence on this session is unconfirmed. Tom Lord’s The Jazz Discography lists John Brown on alto saxophone in place of Sonny Stitt and Sol Moore on baritone saxophone in place of Leo Parker. Lord does not list Kenny Dorham in the trumpet section.


Date: January 7, 1947
Location: New York, NY
Label: Aladdin
Illinois Jacquet and his Orchestra

Illinois Jacquet (ldr), Ray Perry, Jimmy Powell (as), Illinois Jacquet, Budd Johnson (ts), Leo Parker (bar), Miles Davis, Russell Jacquet, Fats Navarro, Joe Newman (t), Gus Chapell, Ted Kelly, Fred Robinson, Dicky Wells (tb), Bill Doggett, Leonard Feather (p), Al Lucas (b), Shadow Wilson (d)

a. NR-94-4 For Europeans Only(Tadd Dameron, Illinois Jacquet) / arr: Tadd Dameron, Illinois Jacquet - 2:41
Aladdin 78180 — Big Dog / For Europeans Only   (1947)
b. NR-95-3 Big Dog(Illinois Jacquet) / arr: A. K. Salim - 2:41
Aladdin 78180 — Big Dog / For Europeans Only   (1947)
c. NR-96-4 You Left Me All Alone(Illinois Jacquet) / arr: Tadd Dameron, Illinois Jacquet - 2:58
Aladdin 78179 — You Left Me All Alone / Jivin' With Jack The Bellboy   (1947)
d. NR-97-2 Jivin' With Jack The Bellboy(Illinois Jacquet) / arr: Bill Doggett - 2:48
Aladdin 78179 — You Left Me All Alone / Jivin' With Jack The Bellboy   (1947)
All titles on:
Mosaic LP 12"MQ6-165 — The Complete Illinois Jacquet Sessions 1945-50   (1996)
Mosaic CDMD4-165 — The Complete Illinois Jacquet Sessions 1945-50   (1996)
Classics (Fr.) CD1019 — Illinois Jacquet 1946-1947   (1998)

Bill Doggett (p) on a, c-d; Leonard Feather (p) on b.

Leo Parker solos on d.

Personnel information as recalled by Illinois Jacquet comes from the liner notes to Mosaic CD: MD4-165. Leif Bo Petersen and Theo Rehak’s The Music and Life of Theodore “Fats” Navarro: Infatuation and Michel Ruppli’s The Aladdin/Imperial Labels: A Discography list Marion Hazel on trumpet in place of Russell Jacquet and Big Nick Nicholas or Clay Nicholas on tenor saxophone in place of Budd Johnson. Petersen also lists Tadd Dameron as playing piano on For Europeans Only.

Aladdin 179A Aladdin 179B

Aladdin 180A Aladdin 180B


Date: January 29, 1947     9:00 PM
Location: Schermer Studio, New York, NY
Label: Savoy
Fats Navarro and his Thin Men

Fats Navarro (ldr), Leo Parker (bar), Fats Navarro (t), Tadd Dameron (p), Gene Ramey (b), Denzil Best (d)

a. S3383-2 Fat Girl(Theodore 'Fats' Navarro) - 2:21
Savoy 78906 — A Bar A Second / Fat Girl   (1947)
b. S3384-2 Ice Freezes Red(Theodore 'Fats' Navarro, Tadd Dameron) - 2:39
Savoy 78976 — Ice Freezes Red / For Hecklers Only   (1947)
Savoy 78S-508 — Savoy Presents New Sounds in Modern Music   (1948)
Savoy EP 7"XP 8024 — New Trends Of Jazz Vol. 5   (1952)
c. S3385 Eb Pob(Theodore 'Fats' Navarro, Leo Parker) - 2:26
Savoy 78905 — O-Go-Mo / Eb-Pob   (1947)
d. S3386 Goin' To Minton's(Theodore 'Fats' Navarro) - 2:54
Savoy 78951 — Goin To Mintons / Half-Nelson   (1947)
Savoy 78S-509 — Savoy Presents the Parkers   (1948)
Savoy EP 7"XP 8024 — New Trends Of Jazz Vol. 5   (1952)
All titles on:
Savoy LP 10"MG 9005 — New Sounds In Modern Music Volume 1   (1952)
Classics (Fr.) CD1108 — Fats Navarro 1947-1949   (2000)
Mosaic CDMD10-264 — Classic Savoy Be-Bop Sessions 1945-49   (2016)

Leo Parker solos on all selections.

According to Leif Bo Petersen and Theo Rehak’s The Music and Life of Theodore “Fats” Navarro: Infatuation, “Documents in the Savoy archives show that the first proposed title for Eb Pob was Kilroy’s (or Leo’s) Bounce, while the first suggestion for Goin’ to Minton’s was Teddy’s Hassell [sic].”

Savoy 905-B Savoy 906-B

Savoy 951-A Savoy 976-A

Savoy S-509


Date: April 1, 1947
Location: New York, NY
Label: Aladdin
Illinois Jacquet and his All Stars

Illinois Jacquet (ldr), Ray Perry (as), Illinois Jacquet (ts), Leo Parker (bar), Russell Jacquet, Joe Newman (t), J. J. Johnson (tb), Freddie Green (g), Sir Charles Thompson (p), Al Lucas (b), Shadow Wilson (d)

a. 137-AL Blow Illinois Blow(Illinois Jacquet) - 2:46
b. 138-AL Illinois Blows The Blues(Illinois Jacquet) - 2:30
Both titles on:
Aladdin 783001 — Blow Illinois Blow / Illinois Blows The Blues   (1947)
Mosaic LP 12"MQ6-165 — The Complete Illinois Jacquet Sessions 1945-50   (1996)
Mosaic CDMD4-165 — The Complete Illinois Jacquet Sessions 1945-50   (1996)
Classics (Fr.) CD1019 — Illinois Jacquet 1946-1947   (1998)

Ray Perry (as) on a; Leo Parker (bar) on a; Russell Jacquet (t) on a; Joe Newman (t) on a; J. J. Johnson (tb) on a.

Leif Bo Petersen and Theo Rehak’s The Music and Life of Theodore “Fats” Navarro: Infatuation and Michel Ruppli’s The Aladdin/Imperial Labels: A Discography list Jimmy Powell on alto saxophone in place of Ray Perry and add Fats Navarro as present in the trumpet section.

Aladdin 3001A Aladdin 3001B


Date: April 29, 1947
Location: Mutual Street Arena, Toronto, Canada
Label: [private recording]
Illinois Jacquet and his Orchestra

Illinois Jacquet (ldr), Illinois Jacquet (ts), Leo Parker (bar), Russell Jacquet (t, v), Joe Newman (t), Sir Charles Thompson (p), Al Lucas (b), Shadow Wilson (d)

a. Bottoms Up(Illinois Jacquet) - 6:14
b. All The Things You Are(Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II)
c. She's Funny That Way(Charles N. Daniels [aka Neil Moret], Richard Whiting)
d. Music Hall Beat(Illinois Jacquet) - 14:16
e. Music Hall Beat(Illinois Jacquet) - 9:28
f. Body And Soul(Edward Heyman, Robert Sour, Frank Eyton, Johnny Green) - 6:31
g. Throw It Out Of Your Mind, Baby(Russell Jacquet, Illinois Jacquet) - 4:35
h. Oh, Lady Be Good(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) - 6:56
i. Memories Of You(Eubie Blake, Andy Razaf)
j. unidentified tune [Jacquet's Salt Peanuts](Illinois Jacquet) - 7:41
k. Mutton Leg(Count Basie, Harry Edison) - 3:31
l. Robbin's Nest(Illinois Jacquet, Sir Charles Thompson) - 4:55
m. Bottoms Up(Illinois Jacquet) - 5:10
n. Home, Sweet Home (aka There's No Place Like Home)(John Howard Payne, Henry Rowley Bishop) - 1:37
All titles on:
Uptown CDUPCD 27.73 — Toronto 1947   (2013)

b, c, d;   i, j  performed as medleys

Russell Jacquet (v) on g.

Leo Parker solos on a, d, e, h, k, m, n.

Uptown UPCD 27.73


Date: May 21, 1947
Location: New York, NY
Label: Apollo
Illinois Jacquet and his All Stars

Illinois Jacquet (ldr), Illinois Jacquet (ts), Leo Parker (bar), Joe Newman (t), Sir Charles Thompson (p), Al Lucas (b), Shadow Wilson (d)

a. R-1214 South Street Special(Illinois Jacquet) - 2:41
Apollo 78785 — South Street Special / Diggin' The Count   (1948)
Apollo EP 7"EP 604 — Jam Session   (1950)
Classics (Fr.) CD1019 — Illinois Jacquet 1946-1947   (1998)
b. R-1214 (alt.) South Street Special(Illinois Jacquet) - 2:40
Apollo LP 12"LP 477 — Saxomaniac: Sax Sounds   (1958)
c. R-1215-B Diggin' The Count(J. J. Johnson, Illinois Jacquet) - 2:49
Apollo 78785 — South Street Special / Diggin' The Count   (1948)
Apollo EP 7"EP 604 — Jam Session   (1950)
Grand Award LP 12"G.A. 33-315 — Rex Stewart Plays Duke Ellington/Illinois Jacquet And His All Stars   (1955)
Classics (Fr.) CD1019 — Illinois Jacquet 1946-1947   (1998)
d. R-1216-2 Robbin's Nest(Illinois Jacquet, Sir Charles Thompson) - 2:53
Apollo 78769 — Jacquet Mood / Robbin's Nest   (1947)
Grand Award LP 12"G.A. 33-315 — Rex Stewart Plays Duke Ellington/Illinois Jacquet And His All Stars   (1955)
Classics (Fr.) CD1019 — Illinois Jacquet 1946-1947   (1998)
e. R-1217 Music Hall Beat(Illinois Jacquet) - 2:45
Apollo 78777 — Music Hall Beat / Jumpin' At The Woodside   (1947)
Apollo EP 7"EP 604 — Jam Session   (1950)
Classics (Fr.) CD1019 — Illinois Jacquet 1946-1947   (1998)
f. R-1218-4 Jumpin' At The Woodside(Count Basie) - 2:45
Apollo 78777 — Music Hall Beat / Jumpin' At The Woodside   (1947)
Apollo EP 7"EP 604 — Jam Session   (1950)
Classics (Fr.) CD1019 — Illinois Jacquet 1946-1947   (1998)
g. R-1218 (alt.) Jumpin' At The Woodside(Count Basie) - 2:42
Grand Award LP 12"G.A. 33-315 — Rex Stewart Plays Duke Ellington/Illinois Jacquet And His All Stars   (1955)
All titles on:
Mosaic LP 12"MQ6-165 — The Complete Illinois Jacquet Sessions 1945-50   (1996)
Mosaic CDMD4-165 — The Complete Illinois Jacquet Sessions 1945-50   (1996)

Leo Parker solos on a, b, c, f, g.

Apollo 769b

Apollo 777a Apollo 777b

Apollo 785a Apollo 785b


Date: summer, 1947
Location: New York, NY
Label: Apollo
Sir Charles and his All Stars

Sir Charles Thompson (ldr), Bob Dorsey (ts), Leo Parker (bar), Joe Newman (t), Freddie Green (g), Sir Charles Thompson (p), John Simmons (b), Shadow Wilson (d)

a. R-1247 Tunis In(Sir Charles Thompson) - 2:50
Apollo 78773 — Tunis In / Mad Lad   (1947)
Apollo LP 10"LAP-103 — Sir Charles Thompson and His All-Stars   (1951)
b. R-1248-1 (alt.) Strange Hour(Sir Charles Thompson) - 3:03
c. R-1248-2 Strange Hour(Sir Charles Thompson) - 3:00
Apollo 78782 — Strange Hour / Rhythm Itch   (1948)
Apollo LP 10"LAP-103 — Sir Charles Thompson and His All-Stars   (1951)
d. R-1249-1 (alt.) Rhythm Itch(Sir Charles Thompson) - 2:58
e. R-1249-2 Rhythm Itch(Sir Charles Thompson) - 2:49
Apollo 78782 — Strange Hour / Rhythm Itch   (1948)
Apollo LP 10"LAP-103 — Sir Charles Thompson and His All-Stars   (1951)
f. R-1250-1 (alt.) Mad Lad(Sir Charles Thompson) - 2:42
g. R-1250-2 Mad Lad(Sir Charles Thompson) - 2:34
Apollo 78773 — Tunis In / Mad Lad   (1947)
Apollo LP 10"LAP-103 — Sir Charles Thompson and His All-Stars   (1951)
Apollo LP 12"LP 477 — Saxomaniac: Sax Sounds   (1958)
All titles on:
Delmark CDDD-450 — Takin' Off   (1992)

Bob Dorsey (ts) on a-c, f-g; Leo Parker (bar) on a-c, f-g; Joe Newman (t) on a-c, f-g.

Leo Parker solos on a, f, g.

Apollo 773a Apollo 773b

Apollo 782a


Date: September 10, 1947
Location: New York, NY
Label: Aladdin
Illinois Jacquet and his All Stars

Illinois Jacquet (ldr), Illinois Jacquet (ts), Leo Parker (bar), Russell Jacquet, Joe Newman (t), J. J. Johnson (tb), John Collins (g), Sir Charles Thompson (p), Al Lucas (b), Shadow Wilson (d)

a. WOR-260-1 Goofin' Off(Illinois Jacquet) - 2:24
Aladdin 783011 — It's Wild / Goofin' Off   (1948)
Mosaic LP 12"MQ6-165 — The Complete Illinois Jacquet Sessions 1945-50   (1996)
Mosaic CDMD4-165 — The Complete Illinois Jacquet Sessions 1945-50   (1996)
Classics (Fr.) CD1019 — Illinois Jacquet 1946-1947   (1998)
b. WOR-261-2 Riffin' With Jacquet(Illinois Jacquet) - 2:52
Mosaic LP 12"MQ6-165 — The Complete Illinois Jacquet Sessions 1945-50   (1996)
Mosaic CDMD4-165 — The Complete Illinois Jacquet Sessions 1945-50   (1996)
Classics (Fr.) CD1019 — Illinois Jacquet 1946-1947   (1998)
c. WOR-262-1 Don't Push, Daddy(Illinois Jacquet) - 3:09
Aladdin 4545-3260 — Don't Push Daddy / Sahara Heat   (1955)
Aladdin 783260 — Don't Push, Daddy / Sahara Heat   (1955)
Classics (Fr.) CD1019 — Illinois Jacquet 1946-1947   (1998)
d. WOR-263-2 (alt.) Sahara Heat(Illinois Jacquet) - 3:24
Mosaic LP 12"MQ6-165 — The Complete Illinois Jacquet Sessions 1945-50   (1996)
Mosaic CDMD4-165 — The Complete Illinois Jacquet Sessions 1945-50   (1996)
e. WOR-263-3 Sahara Heat(Illinois Jacquet) - 2:41
Aladdin 4545-3260 — Don't Push Daddy / Sahara Heat   (1955)
Aladdin 783260 — Don't Push, Daddy / Sahara Heat   (1955)
Mosaic LP 12"MQ6-165 — The Complete Illinois Jacquet Sessions 1945-50   (1996)
Mosaic CDMD4-165 — The Complete Illinois Jacquet Sessions 1945-50   (1996)
Classics (Fr.) CD1019 — Illinois Jacquet 1946-1947   (1998)
f. WOR-264-1 It's Wild(Illinois Jacquet) - 2:32
Aladdin 783011 — It's Wild / Goofin' Off   (1948)
Mosaic LP 12"MQ6-165 — The Complete Illinois Jacquet Sessions 1945-50   (1996)
Mosaic CDMD4-165 — The Complete Illinois Jacquet Sessions 1945-50   (1996)
Classics (Fr.) CD1019 — Illinois Jacquet 1946-1947   (1998)

Leo Parker (bar) on a-e; Russell Jacquet (t) on a-e; Joe Newman (t) on a-e; J. J. Johnson (tb) on a-e.

Note: At Illinois Jacquet’s request, Mosaic MD4-165 did not include c.

Michel Ruppli’s The Aladdin/Imperial Labels: A Discography lists b as matrix WOR-261-3 and c as matrix WOR-262-3. Ruppli does not list J.J. Johnson on this session, but he is indeed heard soloing on Riffin’ With Jacquet.

Aladdin 3011A Aladdin 3011B

Aladdin 3260A Aladdin 3260B


Date: September 23, 1947
Location: Toogood Studios, Chicago, IL
Label: Aladdin
Gene Ammons Quintet

Gene Ammons (ldr), Gene Ammons (ts), Leo Parker (bar), Junior Mance (p), Eugene Wright (b), Ellis Bartee (d)

a. 301-5 Concentration(Gene Ammons) - 2:22
Aladdin 783012 — Blowing Red's Bop / Concentration   (1948)
Capitol CDCDP 7243 8 52051 2 5 — Jumpin' Like Mad: Cool Cats & Hip Chicks Non-Stop Dancin'   (1997)
Classics (Fr.) CD1251 — Gene Ammons 1947-1949   (2002)
b. 302-7 Jack's Town(Gene Ammons) - 2:57
Capitol CDCDP 7243 8 52051 2 5 — Jumpin' Like Mad: Cool Cats & Hip Chicks Non-Stop Dancin'   (1997)
c. 303-8 Blowing Red's Bop(Gene Ammons) - 2:29
Aladdin 783012 — Blowing Red's Bop / Concentration   (1948)
Capitol CDCDP 7243 8 52051 2 5 — Jumpin' Like Mad: Cool Cats & Hip Chicks Non-Stop Dancin'   (1997)
Classics (Fr.) CD1251 — Gene Ammons 1947-1949   (2002)
d. 304-9 Bartee Meets Gene(Gene Ammons)
unissued

Leo Parker (bar) on a-b, d.

Leo Parker solos on a, b.

Although Aladdin 3012 is billed as the “Gene Ammons Quintet,” Leo Parker is not heard on c. Exact personnel on d needs confirmation.

Aladdin 3012A Aladdin 3012B


Date: October, 1947
Location: Club El Sino, Detroit, MI
Label: [private recording]
Gene Ammons Quintet

Gene Ammons (ldr), Gene Ammons (ts), Leo Parker (bar), Junior Mance (p), Eugene Wright (b), Charles Williams (d)

a. [unknown title]
b. Red Top(Ben Kynard, Lionel Hampton)
c. [unknown title]
d. [unknown title]
e. [unknown title]
f. [unknown title]
g. [unknown title]
h. inc. After Hours(Avery Parrish)
All titles unissued.

b, c, d  performed as medley

This session appeared in an entry of Gene Ammons’s discography at jazzdisco.org. I have not auditioned this tape.


Date: October 4, 1947
Location: Detroit, MI
Label: Savoy
Leo Parker All Stars

Leo Parker (ldr), Gene Ammons (ts), Leo Parker (bar), Howard McGhee (t), Junior Mance (p), Eugene Wright (b), Charles Williams (d)

a. D-800 El Sino(Charles Greenlee) - 3:13
Savoy 78912 — El Sino / Wild Leo   (1947)
Savoy EP 7"XP 8081 — New Sounds in Modern Music, Vol. 3   (1952)
Savoy LP 10"MG 9018 — New Trends of Jazz, Vol. 5   (1952)
b. D-801 Ineta(Leo Parker) - 2:52
Savoy 78954 — Running Water / Ineta   (1949)
Savoy LP 10"MG 9009 — New Sounds in Modern Music, Vol. 1   (1952)
c. D-802 Wild Leo(Leo Parker) - 2:56
Savoy 78912 — El Sino / Wild Leo   (1947)
Savoy EP 7"XP 8081 — New Sounds in Modern Music, Vol. 3   (1952)
Savoy LP 10"MG 9018 — New Trends of Jazz, Vol. 5   (1952)
d. D-803 Leaping Leo(Leo Parker) - 3:03
Savoy 78950 — Wee Dot / Leaping Leo   (1948)
Savoy 78S-509 — Savoy Presents the Parkers   (1948)
Savoy EP 7"XP 8081 — New Sounds in Modern Music, Vol. 3   (1952)
Savoy LP 10"MG 9018 — New Trends of Jazz, Vol. 5   (1952)
All titles on:
Savoy LP 12"SJL 1103 — Red Top   (1976)
Savoy Jazz CDSV-0242 — Red Top   (1994)
Classics (Fr.) CD1203 — Leo Parker 1947-1950   (2001)
Mosaic CDMD10-264 — Classic Savoy Be-Bop Sessions 1945-49   (2016)

Leo Parker solos on all selections.

Savoy 912-A Savoy 912-B

Savoy 950-B Savoy 954-B

Savoy XP 8081


Date: November, 1947
Location: United Sound Systems, Detroit, MI
Label: Sensation
Russell Jacquet and his All Stars

Russell Jacquet (ldr), Sonny Stitt (as), Leo Parker (bar), Russell Jacquet (t), J. J. Johnson (tb), Sir Charles Thompson (p), Al Lucas (b), Shadow Wilson (d)

a. B-4009 Relaxin With Randle(Russell Jacquet) - 2:14
Sensation 7812 — Scamparoo / Relaxin With Randle   (1948)
King 784259 — Scamparoo / Relaxing   (1948)
Original Jazz Classics CDOJCCD-1771-2 — In The Beginning   (1991)
Classics (Fr.) CD1145 — Russell Jacquet 1945-1949   (2000)
b. B-4010 Lion's Roar(Russell Jacquet) - 2:48
Sensation 788 — Suede Jacquet / Lion's Roar   (1948)
King 784242 — Suede Jacquet / Lion's Roar   (1948)
Original Jazz Classics CDOJCCD-1771-2 — In The Beginning   (1991)
Classics (Fr.) CD1145 — Russell Jacquet 1945-1949   (2000)
c. B-4011 Suede Jacquet(J. J. Johnson, Russell Jacquet) - 2:54
Sensation 788 — Suede Jacquet / Lion's Roar   (1948)
King 784242 — Suede Jacquet / Lion's Roar   (1948)
Original Jazz Classics CDOJCCD-1771-2 — In The Beginning   (1991)
Classics (Fr.) CD1145 — Russell Jacquet 1945-1949   (2000)
d. B-4011 (alt.) Suede Jacquet(J. J. Johnson, Russell Jacquet) - 2:51
Original Jazz Classics CDOJCCD-1771-2 — In The Beginning   (1991)
e. B-4011 (2nd alt.) Suede Jacquet(J. J. Johnson, Russell Jacquet) - 3:04
King 784242 — Suede Jacquet / Lion's Roar   (1948)
f. B-4012 Scamparoo(Russell Jacquet, J. J. Johnson) - 2:50
Sensation 7812 — Scamparoo / Relaxin With Randle   (1948)
King 784259 — Scamparoo / Relaxing   (1948)
Original Jazz Classics CDOJCCD-1771-2 — In The Beginning   (1991)
Classics (Fr.) CD1145 — Russell Jacquet 1945-1949   (2000)

Leo Parker solos on b, c, d, e, f.

Date needs confirmation. Some discographies place this session in April, May, or June of 1948. For more on this session see here.

Regarding e, as can be heard here, there is a third, possibly undocumented take of Suede Jacket. It is unclear on which pressings this take appeared and which pressings the master take appeared. It is also unclear whether the first alternate take appeared on any 78 pressings.

Sensation 8-A


Date: November 28, 1947
Location: Chicago, IL
Label: Aladdin
Illinois Jacquet and his All Stars

Illinois Jacquet (ldr), Porter Kilbert (as), Illinois Jacquet (ts), Leo Parker (bar), Russell Jacquet, Joe Newman (t), J. J. Johnson (tb), John Collins (g), Sir Charles Thompson (p), Al Lucas (b), Shadow Wilson (d)

a. 480-4 Destination Moon(Illinois Jacquet) - 2:48
Aladdin 783180 — Destination Moon / For Truly?   (1953)
Aladdin 4545-3180 — Destination Moon / For Truly?   (1953)
Classics (Fr.) CD1019 — Illinois Jacquet 1946-1947   (1998)
b. 481-4 For Truly?(Illinois Jacquet) - 2:53
Aladdin 783180 — Destination Moon / For Truly?   (1953)
Aladdin 4545-3180 — Destination Moon / For Truly?   (1953)
Classics (Fr.) CD1019 — Illinois Jacquet 1946-1947   (1998)
c. 482-1 (alt.) I Surrender Dear(Harry Barris, Gordon Clifford) - 3:46
d. 482-3 I Surrender Dear(Harry Barris, Gordon Clifford) - 3:04
Classics (Fr.) CD1019 — Illinois Jacquet 1946-1947   (1998)
All titles on:
Mosaic LP 12"MQ6-165 — The Complete Illinois Jacquet Sessions 1945-50   (1996)
Mosaic CDMD4-165 — The Complete Illinois Jacquet Sessions 1945-50   (1996)

Porter Kilbert (as) on a-b; Leo Parker (bar) on a-b; Russell Jacquet (t) on a-b; Joe Newman (t) on a-b; J. J. Johnson (tb) on a-b.

Leo Parker solos on b.

According to the liner notes to Mosaic MD4-165, although November 7 is entered into the Aladdin master book for this date and used in most discographies, the actual discs from the session are dated November 28.

Michel Ruppli’s The Aladdin/Imperial Labels: A Discography does not list Porter Kilbert as being present on alto saxophone. It is unclear whether he is on this session or not.

Aladdin 3180a Aladdin 3180b


Date: December 11, 1947
Location: New York, NY
Label: Savoy
Dexter Gordon Quintette

Dexter Gordon (ldr), Dexter Gordon (ts), Leo Parker (bar), Tadd Dameron (p), Curly Russell (b), Art Blakey (d)

a. S3491/2-3 Settin' The Pace(Dexter Gordon) - 5:56
Savoy 78913 — Settin' The Pace-Part One / Settin' The Pace-Part Two   (1948)
Savoy LP 12"MG 12130 — Dexter Rides Again   (1958)
Savoy LP 12"SJL 2211 — Long Tall Dexter   (1976)
Savoy Jazz CDSV-0120 — Dexter Rides Again   (1992)
Mosaic CDMD10-264 — Classic Savoy Be-Bop Sessions 1945-49   (2016)
b. S3493-1(?) So Easy(Dexter Gordon) - 3:38
Savoy LP 12"MG 12130 — Dexter Rides Again   (1958)
Savoy Jazz CDSV-0120 — Dexter Rides Again   (1992)
c. S3493-2 (alt.) So Easy(Dexter Gordon) - 2:39
Savoy LP 12"SJL 2211 — Long Tall Dexter   (1976)
Mosaic CDMD10-264 — Classic Savoy Be-Bop Sessions 1945-49   (2016)
d. S3493-3 So Easy(Dexter Gordon) - 2:42
Savoy 78960 — Dexter's Riff / So Easy   (1949)
Savoy LP 12"SJL 2211 — Long Tall Dexter   (1976)
Mosaic CDMD10-264 — Classic Savoy Be-Bop Sessions 1945-49   (2016)
e. S3494-1 (alt.) Dexter's Riff(Dexter Gordon) - 3:03
Savoy LP 12"SJL 2211 — Long Tall Dexter   (1976)
Mosaic CDMD10-264 — Classic Savoy Be-Bop Sessions 1945-49   (2016)
f. S3494-2 Dexter's Riff(Dexter Gordon) - 2:47
Savoy 78960 — Dexter's Riff / So Easy   (1949)
Savoy LP 12"MG 12130 — Dexter Rides Again   (1958)
Savoy LP 12"SJL 2211 — Long Tall Dexter   (1976)
Savoy Jazz CDSV-0120 — Dexter Rides Again   (1992)
Mosaic CDMD10-264 — Classic Savoy Be-Bop Sessions 1945-49   (2016)

Leo Parker solos on all selections.

Note: Mosaic omitted b from MD10-264.

Savoy 913-A Savoy 913-B

Savoy 960-A Savoy 960-B


Date: December 18, 1947
Location: New York, NY
Label: RCA Victor
Illinois Jacquet and his Orchestra

Illinois Jacquet (ldr), Illinois Jacquet (ts), Leo Parker (bar), Russell Jacquet (t, v), Joe Newman (t), J. J. Johnson (tb), Sir Charles Thompson (p), Al Lucas (b), Shadow Wilson (d)

a. D7VB-2854-1 Jet Propulsion(Illinois Jacquet) - 2:53
RCA Victor 7820-2892 — Jet Propulsion / Try Me One More Time   (1948)
b. D7VB-2855-1 King Jacquet(Illinois Jacquet) - 2:33
RCA Victor 7820-2702 — Riffin' At 24th Street / King Jacquet   (1948)
c. D7VB-2856-1 Try Me One More Time(Russell Jacquet, Illinois Jacquet) - 2:56
RCA Victor 7820-2892 — Jet Propulsion / Try Me One More Time   (1948)
d. D7VB-2857-1 Embryo(Illinois Jacquet, J. J. Johnson) - 2:39
RCA Victor 7820-3278 — Embryo / A Jacquet For Jack The Bellboy   (1949)
All titles on:
Mosaic LP 12"MQ6-165 — The Complete Illinois Jacquet Sessions 1945-50   (1996)
Mosaic CDMD4-165 — The Complete Illinois Jacquet Sessions 1945-50   (1996)
Classics (Fr.) CD1254 — Illinois Jacquet 1947-1951   (2002)

Russell Jacquet (v) on c.

Leo Parker solos on d.

According to the liner notes to Mosaic MD4-165, Jimmy Mundy is the arranger on some or all of the above.

RCA Victor 20-2892-A RCA Victor 20-2892-B

RCA Victor 20-2702-B RCA Victor 20-3278-A


Date: December 19, 1947 (a)
Location: New York, NY
Label: RCA Victor
Illinois Jacquet and his Orchestra

Illinois Jacquet (ldr), Illinois Jacquet (ts), Leo Parker (bar), Russell Jacquet, Joe Newman (t), J. J. Johnson (tb), John Collins (g), Sir Charles Thompson (p), Al Lucas (b), Shadow Wilson (d)

a. D7VB-2889-1 Riffin' At 24th Street(Illinois Jacquet) - 2:45
RCA Victor 7820-2702 — Riffin' At 24th Street / King Jacquet   (1948)
b. D7VB-2890-1 Mutton Leg(Count Basie, Harry Edison) - 2:15
RCA Victor 7820-3060 — Mutton Leg / Symphony In Sid   (1948)
c. D7VB-2891-1 Symphony In Sid(Illinois Jacquet) - 3:01
RCA Victor 7820-3060 — Mutton Leg / Symphony In Sid   (1948)
d. D7VB-2892-1 A Jacquet For Jack The Bellboy [Cloudy Day](Illinois Jacquet) - 3:03
RCA Victor 7820-3278 — Embryo / A Jacquet For Jack The Bellboy   (1949)
All titles on:
Mosaic LP 12"MQ6-165 — The Complete Illinois Jacquet Sessions 1945-50   (1996)
Mosaic CDMD4-165 — The Complete Illinois Jacquet Sessions 1945-50   (1996)
Classics (Fr.) CD1254 — Illinois Jacquet 1947-1951   (2002)

Leo Parker solos on b, c.

According to the liner notes to Mosaic MD4-165, Tadd Dameron is the arranger on some or all of the above.

RCA Victor 20-3060-A RCA Victor 20-3060-B

RCA Victor 20-2702-A RCA Victor 20-3278-B


Date: December 19, 1947 (b)
Location: New York, NY
Label: Savoy
Leo Parker's All Stars

Leo Parker (ldr), Dexter Gordon (ts), Leo Parker (bar), Joe Newman (t), J. J. Johnson (tb), Hank Jones (p), Curly Russell (b), Shadow Wilson (d)

a. S3495-1 (alt.) Wee Dot(J. J. Johnson, Leo Parker) - 2:41
Savoy LP 12"SJL 2211 — Long Tall Dexter   (1976)
b. S3495-2 (inc.) Wee Dot(J. J. Johnson, Leo Parker) - 2:33
Savoy LP 12"SJL 2225 — The Bebop Boys   (1978)
c. S3495-3 Wee Dot(J. J. Johnson, Leo Parker) - 2:40
Savoy 78950 — Wee Dot / Leaping Leo   (1948)
Savoy 78S-509 — Savoy Presents the Parkers   (1948)
Savoy EP 7"XP 8060 — The Birth of Bop, Vol. 1   (1953)
Savoy LP 12"SJL 2211 — Long Tall Dexter   (1976)
Classics (Fr.) CD1203 — Leo Parker 1947-1950   (2001)
d. S3495-4 (alt.) Wee Dot(J. J. Johnson, Leo Parker) - 2:27
Savoy LP 12"SJL 2225 — The Bebop Boys   (1978)
e. S3496-2 Solitude(Duke Ellington, Edgar DeLange, Irving Mills) - 2:53
Savoy 78929 — Mad Lad Boogie / Solitude   (1948)
Savoy EP 7"XP 8060 — The Birth of Bop, Vol. 1   (1953)
Savoy LP 10"MG 9024 — The Birth of Bop, Volume 3   (1953)
Savoy LP 12"SJL 2225 — The Bebop Boys   (1978)
Classics (Fr.) CD1203 — Leo Parker 1947-1950   (2001)
f. S3497-1 (alt.) Lion Roars [The Lion's Roar](Leo Parker) - 2:56
Savoy LP 12"SJL 2211 — Long Tall Dexter   (1976)
g. S3497-2 (inc.) Lion Roars [The Lion's Roar](Leo Parker) - 2:38
Savoy LP 12"SJL 2225 — The Bebop Boys   (1978)
h. S3497-3 Lion Roars [The Lion's Roar](Leo Parker) - 2:59
Savoy EP 7"XP 8060 — The Birth of Bop, Vol. 1   (1953)
Savoy LP 10"MG 9026 — The Birth of Bop, Volume 5   (1953)
Savoy LP 12"SJL 2211 — Long Tall Dexter   (1976)
Classics (Fr.) CD1203 — Leo Parker 1947-1950   (2001)
i. S3497-4 (alt.) Lion Roars [The Lion's Roar](Leo Parker) - 2:51
Savoy LP 12"SJL 2225 — The Bebop Boys   (1978)
j. S3498-3 Mad Lad Boogie(Leo Parker) - 2:47
Savoy 78929 — Mad Lad Boogie / Solitude   (1948)
Savoy EP 7"XP 8060 — The Birth of Bop, Vol. 1   (1953)
Classics (Fr.) CD1203 — Leo Parker 1947-1950   (2001)
All titles on:
Mosaic CDMD10-264 — Classic Savoy Be-Bop Sessions 1945-49   (2016)

Leo Parker solos on all selections.

Tom Lord’s The Jazz Discography lists 2 alternate takes for Solitude and Mad Lad Boogie.

Savoy 929-A Savoy 929-B

Savoy 950-A Savoy XP 8060


Date: December 24, 1947
Location: Harry Smith Studio, New York, NY
Label: Savoy
J.J. Johnson's Bop Quintette

J. J. Johnson (ldr), Leo Parker (bar), J. J. Johnson (tb), Hank Jones (p), Al Lucas (b), Shadow Wilson (d)

a. S3519 Boneology [Boney](J. J. Johnson) - 2:59
Savoy 78942 — Down Vernon's Alley / Boneology   (1948)
Savoy EP 7"XP 8086 — The Birth of Bop, Vol. 3   (1953)
Classics (Fr.) CD1176 — J.J. Johnson 1946-1949   (2001)
b. S3519 (alt.) Boneology [Boney](J. J. Johnson) - 3:12
Savoy LP 12"SJL 2253 — The Trombone Album   (1980)
Savoy Jazz CDSV-0276 — The Trombone Album   (1995)
c. S3520 Down Vernon's Alley [B-Yot](J. J. Johnson) - 2:34
Savoy 78942 — Down Vernon's Alley / Boneology   (1948)
Savoy EP 7"XP 8086 — The Birth of Bop, Vol. 3   (1953)
Classics (Fr.) CD1176 — J.J. Johnson 1946-1949   (2001)
d. S3520 (alt.) Down Vernon's Alley [B-Yot](J. J. Johnson) - 2:19
Savoy LP 12"SJL 2253 — The Trombone Album   (1980)
Savoy Jazz CDSV-0276 — The Trombone Album   (1995)
e. S3521 Yesterdays(Jerome Kern, Otto Harbach) - 2:59
Savoy EP 7"XP 8086 — The Birth of Bop, Vol. 3   (1953)
Classics (Fr.) CD1176 — J.J. Johnson 1946-1949   (2001)
f. S3522 Riffette(J. J. Johnson) - 2:27
Savoy EP 7"XP 8086 — The Birth of Bop, Vol. 3   (1953)
Classics (Fr.) CD1176 — J.J. Johnson 1946-1949   (2001)
g. S3522 (alt.) Riffette(J. J. Johnson) - 2:26
Savoy LP 12"SJL 2253 — The Trombone Album   (1980)
Savoy Jazz CDSV-0276 — The Trombone Album   (1995)
All titles on:
Mosaic CDMD10-264 — Classic Savoy Be-Bop Sessions 1945-49   (2016)

Leo Parker solos on a, b, c, d, f, g.

Savoy 942-A Savoy 942-B

Savoy XP 8086


Date: March 23, 1948
Location: Detroit, MI
Label: Savoy
Leo Parker Quintette/Sextette

Leo Parker (ldr), Charlie Rouse (ts), Leo Parker (bar), Joe Newman (t), Sir Charles Thompson (p), Al Lucas (b), Jack 'The Bear' Parker (d)

a. D-842 On The House(Leo Parker) - 3:01
Savoy 78957 — Dinky / On The House   (1948)
Savoy EP 7"XP 8081 — New Sounds in Modern Music, Vol. 3   (1952)
Savoy LP 10"MG 9018 — New Trends of Jazz, Vol. 5   (1952)
Savoy LP 12"SJL 2225 — The Bebop Boys   (1978)
b. D-843 Dinky(Leo Parker) - 2:26
Savoy 78957 — Dinky / On The House   (1948)
Savoy LP 10"MG 9018 — New Trends of Jazz, Vol. 5   (1952)
Savoy LP 12"SJL 2225 — The Bebop Boys   (1978)
c. D-844 Senor Leo(Leo Parker) - 2:37
Savoy 78935 — Senor Leo / Chase n' The Lion   (1948)
Savoy LP 10"MG 9018 — New Trends of Jazz, Vol. 5   (1952)
d. D-845 Chase n' The Lion(Leo Parker) - 2:47
Savoy 78935 — Senor Leo / Chase n' The Lion   (1948)
Savoy LP 10"MG 9022 — The Birth of Bop, Volume 1   (1952)
e. D-846 Leo's Bells(Leo Parker) - 2:24
Savoy LP 10"MG 9009 — New Sounds in Modern Music, Vol. 1   (1952)
Savoy LP 12"SJL 2225 — The Bebop Boys   (1978)
Phono (Sp.) CD870337 — The Last Sessions   (2015)
f. D-847 Sweet Talkin' Leo(Leo Parker) - 2:24
Savoy LP 10"MG 9009 — New Sounds in Modern Music, Vol. 1   (1952)
Savoy LP 12"SJL 2225 — The Bebop Boys   (1978)
Phono (Sp.) CD870337 — The Last Sessions   (2015)
g. D-848 Swinging For Love(Leo Parker) - 2:29
Savoy LP 10"MG 9009 — New Sounds in Modern Music, Vol. 1   (1952)
Savoy LP 12"SJL 2225 — The Bebop Boys   (1978)
Phono (Sp.) CD870337 — The Last Sessions   (2015)
h. D-849 The New Look(Leo Parker) - 2:25
Savoy LP 10"MG 9009 — New Sounds in Modern Music, Vol. 1   (1952)
Phono (Sp.) CD870337 — The Last Sessions   (2015)
All titles on:
Classics (Fr.) CD1203 — Leo Parker 1947-1950   (2001)
Mosaic CDMD10-264 — Classic Savoy Be-Bop Sessions 1945-49   (2016)

Charlie Rouse (ts) on e-h; Joe Newman (t) on a, c-h.

Leo Parker solos on all selections.

Savoy 935-A Savoy 935-B

Savoy 957-A Savoy 957-B

Savoy MG 9009 Savoy MG 9009 alternate cover


Date: July 20, 1950
Location: New York, NY
Label: Prestige
Leo Parker and his Quartet

Leo Parker (ldr), Leo Parker (bar), Al Haig (p), Oscar Pettiford (b), Jack 'The Bear' Parker, Max Roach (d)

a. JRC-95A (inc.) Mona Lisa(Jay Livingston, Ray Evans) - 2:47
Misterioso LP 12"MLP1984 — Mad Lad Returns   (1981)
b. JRC-95B Mona Lisa(Jay Livingston, Ray Evans) - 3:14
Misterioso LP 12"MLP1983 — The Thin Man Meets Mad Lad   (1981)
Prestige CDPCD-24114-2 — Prestige First Sessions, Vol. 1   (1992)
Classics (Fr.) CD1203 — Leo Parker 1947-1950   (2001)
Phono (Sp.) CD870337 — The Last Sessions   (2015)
c. JRC-96A Who's Mad(Leo Parker) - 3:05
Misterioso LP 12"MLP1983 — The Thin Man Meets Mad Lad   (1981)
Prestige CDPCD-24114-2 — Prestige First Sessions, Vol. 1   (1992)
Classics (Fr.) CD1203 — Leo Parker 1947-1950   (2001)
Phono (Sp.) CD870337 — The Last Sessions   (2015)
d. JRC-97A (inc.) Darn That Dream(Edgar DeLange, Jimmy Van Heusen) - 1:26
Misterioso LP 12"MLP1984 — Mad Lad Returns   (1981)
e. JRC-97B Darn That Dream(Edgar DeLange, Jimmy Van Heusen) - 3:02
Misterioso LP 12"MLP1983 — The Thin Man Meets Mad Lad   (1981)
Prestige CDPCD-24114-2 — Prestige First Sessions, Vol. 1   (1992)
Classics (Fr.) CD1203 — Leo Parker 1947-1950   (2001)
Phono (Sp.) CD870337 — The Last Sessions   (2015)
f. JRC-98B I Cross My Fingers(Walter Kent, Walton Farrar) - 2:34
Prestige 78720 — I Cross My Fingers / Mad Lad Returns   (1951)
Misterioso LP 12"MLP1983 — The Thin Man Meets Mad Lad   (1981)
Prestige CDPCD-24114-2 — Prestige First Sessions, Vol. 1   (1992)
Classics (Fr.) CD1203 — Leo Parker 1947-1950   (2001)
Phono (Sp.) CD870337 — The Last Sessions   (2015)
g. JRC-99A Mad Lad Returns(Leo Parker) - 2:43
Prestige 78720 — I Cross My Fingers / Mad Lad Returns   (1951)
Misterioso LP 12"MLP1983 — The Thin Man Meets Mad Lad   (1981)
Prestige CDPCD-24114-2 — Prestige First Sessions, Vol. 1   (1992)
Classics (Fr.) CD1203 — Leo Parker 1947-1950   (2001)
Phono (Sp.) CD870337 — The Last Sessions   (2015)
h. JRC-99B (alt.) Mad Lad Returns(Leo Parker) - 3:19
Misterioso LP 12"MLP1984 — Mad Lad Returns   (1981)
Prestige CDPCD-24114-2 — Prestige First Sessions, Vol. 1   (1992)
i. JRC-99C (alt.) Mad Lad Returns(Leo Parker) - 2:51
Misterioso LP 12"MLP1984 — Mad Lad Returns   (1981)
j. JRC-99D (inc.) Mad Lad Returns(Leo Parker) - 2:23
Misterioso LP 12"MLP1984 — Mad Lad Returns   (1981)

Jack 'The Bear' Parker (d) on c, g-j; Max Roach (d) on a-b, d-f.

Leo Parker solos on all selections.

Tom Lord’s The Jazz Discography lists matrix 94 as a take of Bewitched from this session. However in Michel Ruppli's The Prestige Label: A Discography, matrix 94 is entered as Blazin’ from Gene Ammons’s session of June 28, 1950.

Prestige 720a Prestige 720b

Misterioso MLP1983 Misterioso MLP1984


Date: December 28, 1950
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Label: Gotham
Leo Parker and his Mad Lads

Leo Parker (ldr), Henry Durant (ts), Leo Parker (bar), James Robertson (t), Kenny Drew (p), Curly Russell (b), Eddie Bourne (d)

a. LP-1 Woody [Symphony In Sid](Leo Parker) - 2:50
Gotham 78262 — Woody / Rolling With Parker   (1951)
Onyx LP 12"201 — The Foremost!   (1972)
Krazy Kat (UK) LP 12"829 — Back To Back Baritones   (1988)
Collectables CDCOL-CD-5329 — Back To Back Baritones   (1990)
Classics (Fr.) CD1203 — Leo Parker 1947-1950   (2001)
b. (alt.) Woody [Symphony In Sid](Leo Parker)
unissued
c. LP-2 Rolling With Parker [Rollin' With Leo](Leo Parker) - 2:41
Gotham 78262 — Woody / Rolling With Parker   (1951)
Onyx LP 12"201 — The Foremost!   (1972)
Krazy Kat (UK) LP 12"829 — Back To Back Baritones   (1988)
Collectables CDCOL-CD-5329 — Back To Back Baritones   (1990)
Classics (Fr.) CD1203 — Leo Parker 1947-1950   (2001)
d. (alt.) Rolling With Parker [Rollin' With Leo](Leo Parker) - 2:38
Krazy Kat (UK) LP 12"829 — Back To Back Baritones   (1988)
Collectables CDCOL-CD-5329 — Back To Back Baritones   (1990)
e. tk. 1 Leo Leaps In(Leo Parker) - 2:29
Onyx LP 12"201 — The Foremost!   (1972)
Krazy Kat (UK) LP 12"829 — Back To Back Baritones   (1988)
Collectables CDCOL-CD-5329 — Back To Back Baritones   (1990)
f. tk. 2 Leo Leaps In(Leo Parker) - 2:13
Onyx LP 12"201 — The Foremost!   (1972)
Krazy Kat (UK) LP 12"829 — Back To Back Baritones   (1988)
Collectables CDCOL-CD-5329 — Back To Back Baritones   (1990)
Classics (Fr.) CD1203 — Leo Parker 1947-1950   (2001)
g. tk. 3 Leo Leaps In(Leo Parker) - 3:01
Onyx LP 12"201 — The Foremost!   (1972)
Krazy Kat (UK) LP 12"829 — Back To Back Baritones   (1988)
Collectables CDCOL-CD-5329 — Back To Back Baritones   (1990)
h. Solitude(Duke Ellington, Edgar DeLange, Irving Mills) - 3:22
Onyx LP 12"201 — The Foremost!   (1972)
Krazy Kat (UK) LP 12"829 — Back To Back Baritones   (1988)
Collectables CDCOL-CD-5329 — Back To Back Baritones   (1990)
Classics (Fr.) CD1203 — Leo Parker 1947-1950   (2001)

Leo Parker solos on all selections.

Location needs confirmation. Tom Lord’s The Jazz Discography lists this session as taking place in New York.

Due to some mislabeling on Onyx 201 (“The Foremost!”) which includes some of Leo Parker’s recordings from this session, there has been discographical confusion with regards to this session. On this LP, there are three takes of a tune listed as On The House which are actually the three takes of Leo Leaps In from this session. (Leo Parker did record his original composition titled On The House on his March 23, 1948 session, but that is another composition altogether.) The following track is the take of Solitude from this session, but it has been mistakenly listed as an alternate take in Tom Lord’s The Jazz Discography. The next track is the master take of Rolling with Parker (titled here as Rollin’ With Leo). And the final track is this session’s recording of Woody (titled here as Symphony In Sid).

Gotham 262-A Gotham 262-B

Krazy Kat 829


Date: July 4, 1951
Location: Universal Recording, Chicago, IL
Label: Chess
Leo Parker and his Quintet

Leo Parker (ldr), Eddie Johnson (ts), Leo Parker (bar), Claude Jones (p, org), Johnny Pate (b), Al Williams (d)

a. U-7353 Candlelight Serenade(Leo Parker) - 2:57
Chess 781477 — Candlelight Serenade / Reed Rock   (1951)
Chess LP 12"CHV 413 — The Late Great King Of The Baritone Sax   (1971)
Essential Media Group CD9423133512 — Legendary Bop, Rhythm & Blues Classics   (2012)
Pontiac CD504 — Forgotten Saxes Volume 1   
b. U-7354 Hornet(Leo Parker) - 2:52
Chess LP 12"CHV 413 — The Late Great King Of The Baritone Sax   (1971)
Essential Media Group CD9423133512 — Legendary Bop, Rhythm & Blues Classics   (2012)
c. U-7355 Reed Rock(Leo Parker) - 2:10
Chess 781477 — Candlelight Serenade / Reed Rock   (1951)
Pontiac CD504 — Forgotten Saxes Volume 1   
d. U-7356 Leo's Blues(Leo Parker) - 2:36
Chess LP 12"CHV 413 — The Late Great King Of The Baritone Sax   (1971)
Essential Media Group CD9423133512 — Legendary Bop, Rhythm & Blues Classics   (2012)

Claude Jones (org) on c.

Leo Parker solos on all selections.

Date needs confirmation. Michel Ruppli's The Chess Label: A Discography and the liner notes to Chess LP CHV 413 list July 4, 1951. However, Tom Lord’s The Jazz Discography places this session on July 7, 1951.

For additional information on this session, see here and here.

Chess 1477a Chess 1477b

Chess CHV 413


Date: September 14, 1951
Location: Chicago, IL
Label: Mercury
Ray Snead

Ray Snead (ldr), Eddie Chamblee (ts), Leo Parker (bar), Gail Brockman (t), Ike Perkins (g), Eddie Ware (p), Johnny Pate (b), Al Williams (d), unknown (per), Ray Snead (v)

a. 4207 Sweet Lovin' Baby
unissued
b. 4208 Don't Play Me For No Clown(Ray Snead) - 2:53
Mercury 788250 — Don't Play Me For No Clown / I'm A Good Rockin' Baby   (1951)
c. 4209 I'm A Good Rockin' Baby(Ray Snead) - 2:35
Mercury 788250 — Don't Play Me For No Clown / I'm A Good Rockin' Baby   (1951)
Mercury CD314 528 292-2 — The Mercury Blues 'n' Rhythm Story 1945-1955   (1996)
Mercury CD314 534 770-2 — Midwest Blues   (1997)
d. 4210 Ball My Blues Away
unissued

Leo Parker solos on c.

Mercury 8250a Mercury 8250b


Date: November 15, 1952
Location: Chicago, IL
Label: United
Leo Parker and his Mad Lads

Leo Parker (ldr), Leo Parker (bar), Andy Johnson (p), Ira Pettiford (b), Jack 'The Bear' Parker (d), Remo Biondi (vn)

a. 1159-6 Leo's Boogie(Leo Parker) - 3:00
United 78U-141 — Leo's Boogie / Cool Leo   (1953)
United 45U-141 — Leo's Boogie / Cool Leo   (1953)
Swingtime (It.) LP 12"ST 1002 — Screaming Saxophones, Vol. 1   (1985)
Pontiac CD504 — Forgotten Saxes Volume 1   
b. 1160-1 Cool Leo(Leo Parker) - 2:26
United 78U-141 — Leo's Boogie / Cool Leo   (1953)
United 45U-141 — Leo's Boogie / Cool Leo   (1953)
Swingtime (It.) LP 12"ST 1002 — Screaming Saxophones, Vol. 1   (1985)
Delmark CD775 — The United Records Story   (2004)
Pontiac CD504 — Forgotten Saxes Volume 1   
c. 1161-1 Jam Leo(Leo Parker)
unissued
d. 1162-8 Hey, Good Lookin'(Hank Williams)
unissued

Remo Biondi (vn) on a, c-d.

Leo Parker solos on all selections.

For additional information on this session, see here.

United U-141a United U-141b


Date: August 10, 1953
Location: Chicago, IL
Label: Parrot
Leo Parker

Leo Parker (ldr), Leo Parker (bar), unknown (p, cel), unknown (b), unknown (d)

a. P 53107 Smoke Gets In Your Eyes(Otto Harbach, Jerome Kern) - 2:35
b. P 53107 (alt.) Smoke Gets In Your Eyes(Otto Harbach, Jerome Kern) - 2:35
c. P 53108 Anything Can Happen(Leo Parker) - 3:05
d. P 53109 Tippin' Lightly(Leo Parker) - 2:54
e. P 53110 Blue Sails [Parker's Pals](Leo Parker) - 2:50
All titles on:
Chess LP 12"CHV 413 — The Late Great King Of The Baritone Sax   (1971)
Essential Media Group CD9423133512 — Legendary Bop, Rhythm & Blues Classics   (2012)

unknown (cel) on a-b.

Leo Parker solos on all selections.

On b, Parker overdubs an additional part to a.

For additional information on this session, see here.

Chessv CHV 413


Date: July 6-7, 1954
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Label: King
Bill Jennings-Leo Parker Quintet

Bill Jennings, Leo Parker (ldr), Leo Parker (bar), Bill Jennings (g), Andy Johnson (p), Joe Williams (b), George De Hart (d)

a. K9452 Piccadilly Circus(William Strethen 'Wild Bill' Davis) - 2:01
Parlophone (UK) EP 7"GEP 8680 — Fine and Dandy   (1958)
b. K9453 There Will Never Be Another You(Mack Gordon, Harry Warren) - 2:53
King 4545-4753 — There Will Never Be Another You / Billy In the Lion's Den   (1954)
King EP 7"KEP-341 — Bill Jennings - Leo Parker Quintet   (1955)
King LP 10"295-105 — Jazz Interlude   (1955)
Parlophone (UK) EP 7"GEP 8680 — Fine and Dandy   (1958)
c. K9454 What'll I Do(Irving Berlin) - 3:50
King LP 10"295-105 — Jazz Interlude   (1955)
d. K9455 Billy In The Lion's Den(Bill Jennings, Leo Parker) - 2:54
King 4545-4753 — There Will Never Be Another You / Billy In the Lion's Den   (1954)
e. K9456 Fine And Dandy(Paul James, Kay Swift) - 2:29
King LP 10"295-105 — Jazz Interlude   (1955)
Parlophone (UK) EP 7"GEP 8680 — Fine and Dandy   (1958)
f. K9457 Just You, Just Me(Jesse Greer, Raymond Klages) - 2:47
King LP 10"295-105 — Jazz Interlude   (1955)
g. K9458 Down To Earth(Bill Jennings, Leo Parker) - 2:20
King LP 10"295-105 — Jazz Interlude   (1955)
h. K9459 May I?(Mack Gordon, Kurt Weill) - 2:53
King LP 10"295-105 — Jazz Interlude   (1955)
i. K9460 Get Hot(Bill Jennings, Leo Parker) - 2:27
Parlophone (UK) EP 7"GEP 8680 — Fine and Dandy   (1958)
j. K9461 Stuffy(Coleman Hawkins, Sir Charles Thompson) - 2:59
King 784733 — Solitude / Stuffy   (1955)
King EP 7"KEP-341 — Bill Jennings - Leo Parker Quintet   (1955)
King LP 10"295-105 — Jazz Interlude   (1955)
k. K9462 Solitude(Duke Ellington, Edgar DeLange, Irving Mills) - 2:50
King 784733 — Solitude / Stuffy   (1955)
King EP 7"KEP-341 — Bill Jennings - Leo Parker Quintet   (1955)
King LP 10"295-105 — Jazz Interlude   (1955)
All titles on:
King LP 12"395-527 — Billy In The Lion's Den   (1957)
Swingtime (It.) LP 12"ST 1025 — Billy In The Lion's Den   (1988)
Fresh Sound (Sp.) CDFSRCD 816-2 — The Complete Early Recordings 1951-1957   (2013)
Phono (Sp.) CD870337 — The Last Sessions   (2015)

Leo Parker solos on all selections.

King 4733a King 4733b

King 295-105 King 395-527

King KEP-341


Date: December 13, 1954
Location: Fine Sound, New York, NY
Label: Clef
Illinois Jacquet and his Orchestra

Illinois Jacquet (ldr), Illinois Jacquet (ts, v), Leo Parker (bar, v), Russell Jacquet (t), Matthew Gee (tb, v), Johnny Acea (p), Al Lucas (b), Osie Johnson (d), Chino Pozo (cga, v)

a. 2117-5 Jacquet's Dilemma(Illinois Jacquet, Osie Johnson) - 3:09
Clef 7889133 — Jacquet's Dilemma / Mambocito Mio   (1955)
Clef 4589133x45 — Jacquet's Dilemma / Mambocito Mio   (1955)
b. 2118-2 Mambocito Mio(Illinois Jacquet, Osie Johnson) - 2:51
Clef 7889133 — Jacquet's Dilemma / Mambocito Mio   (1955)
Clef 4589133x45 — Jacquet's Dilemma / Mambocito Mio   (1955)
c. 2119-3 September Song(Kurt Weill, Maxwell Anderson) - 4:31
d. 2120-1 Saph(Adriano 'Johnny' Acea, Illinois Jacquet) - 2:42
Clef 7889142 — On Your Toes / Saph   (1955)
Clef 4589142x45 — On Your Toes / Saph   (1955)
All titles on:
Clef LP 12"MG C-680 — "The Kid" and "The Brute"   (1955)
Verve CD314 557 096-2 — "The Kid" and "The Brute"   (1997)

Chino Pozo (cga) on b, (v) on b; Matthew Gee (v) on b; Illinois Jacquet (v) on b; Leo Parker (v) on b.

Leo Parker solos on d.

Clef 89133a Clef 89133b

Clef 89142b Clef MG C-680


Date: September 9, 1961
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Label: Blue Note
Leo Parker

Leo Parker (ldr), Bill Swindell (ts), Leo Parker (bar), John Burks (t), Yusuf Salim (p), Stan Conover (b), Purnell Rice (d)

a. tk. 4 Glad Lad(Leo Parker) - 5:15
Blue Note LP 12"BLP 4087 — Let Me Tell You 'Bout It   (1961)
Blue Note LP 12"BST 84087 — Let Me Tell You 'Bout It   (1962)
King Record Co./Blue Note (Jpn.) LP 12"DY-5801-02 (BST 84087) — Let Me Tell You 'Bout It   (1983)
Pathé Marconi-EMI/Blue Note (Fr.) LP 12"BST 84087 — Let Me Tell You 'Bout It   (1983)
Toshiba-EMI/Blue Note (Jpn.) LP 12"BST 84087 — Let Me Tell You 'Bout It   (1992)
Toshiba-EMI/Blue Note (Jpn.) CDTOJC-4087 — Let Me Tell You 'Bout It   (1993)
Hispavox S.A.-EMI/Blue Note (Sp.) CD84087 — Let Me Tell You 'Bout It   (1998)
Universal Music/Blue Note (Jpn.) CDUCCQ-9503 — Let Me Tell You 'Bout It   (2019)
b. tk. 5 (alt.) Low Brown(Yusuf Salim) - 8:22
c. tk. 6 Low Brown(Yusuf Salim) - 5:46
Blue Note LP 12"BLP 4087 — Let Me Tell You 'Bout It   (1961)
Blue Note LP 12"BST 84087 — Let Me Tell You 'Bout It   (1962)
King Record Co./Blue Note (Jpn.) LP 12"DY-5801-02 (BST 84087) — Let Me Tell You 'Bout It   (1983)
Pathé Marconi-EMI/Blue Note (Fr.) LP 12"BST 84087 — Let Me Tell You 'Bout It   (1983)
Toshiba-EMI/Blue Note (Jpn.) LP 12"BST 84087 — Let Me Tell You 'Bout It   (1992)
Toshiba-EMI/Blue Note (Jpn.) CDTOJC-4087 — Let Me Tell You 'Bout It   (1993)
Hispavox S.A.-EMI/Blue Note (Sp.) CD84087 — Let Me Tell You 'Bout It   (1998)
Universal Music/Blue Note (Jpn.) CDUCCQ-9503 — Let Me Tell You 'Bout It   (2019)
d. tk. 9 Parker's Pals [Blue Sails](Leo Parker) - 6:18
Blue Note LP 12"BLP 4087 — Let Me Tell You 'Bout It   (1961)
Blue Note LP 12"BST 84087 — Let Me Tell You 'Bout It   (1962)
King Record Co./Blue Note (Jpn.) LP 12"DY-5801-02 (BST 84087) — Let Me Tell You 'Bout It   (1983)
Pathé Marconi-EMI/Blue Note (Fr.) LP 12"BST 84087 — Let Me Tell You 'Bout It   (1983)
Toshiba-EMI/Blue Note (Jpn.) LP 12"BST 84087 — Let Me Tell You 'Bout It   (1992)
Toshiba-EMI/Blue Note (Jpn.) CDTOJC-4087 — Let Me Tell You 'Bout It   (1993)
Hispavox S.A.-EMI/Blue Note (Sp.) CD84087 — Let Me Tell You 'Bout It   (1998)
Universal Music/Blue Note (Jpn.) CDUCCQ-9503 — Let Me Tell You 'Bout It   (2019)
e. tk. 11 TCTB(Leo Parker, Bill Swindell) - 6:22
Blue Note LP 12"BLP 4087 — Let Me Tell You 'Bout It   (1961)
Blue Note LP 12"BST 84087 — Let Me Tell You 'Bout It   (1962)
King Record Co./Blue Note (Jpn.) LP 12"DY-5801-02 (BST 84087) — Let Me Tell You 'Bout It   (1983)
Pathé Marconi-EMI/Blue Note (Fr.) LP 12"BST 84087 — Let Me Tell You 'Bout It   (1983)
Toshiba-EMI/Blue Note (Jpn.) LP 12"BST 84087 — Let Me Tell You 'Bout It   (1992)
Toshiba-EMI/Blue Note (Jpn.) CDTOJC-4087 — Let Me Tell You 'Bout It   (1993)
Hispavox S.A.-EMI/Blue Note (Sp.) CD84087 — Let Me Tell You 'Bout It   (1998)
Universal Music/Blue Note (Jpn.) CDUCCQ-9503 — Let Me Tell You 'Bout It   (2019)
f. tk. 18 The Lion's Roar(Leo Parker) - 6:22
g. tk. 25 Vi(Robert Lewis) - 4:38
Blue Note LP 12"BLP 4087 — Let Me Tell You 'Bout It   (1961)
Blue Note LP 12"BST 84087 — Let Me Tell You 'Bout It   (1962)
King Record Co./Blue Note (Jpn.) LP 12"DY-5801-02 (BST 84087) — Let Me Tell You 'Bout It   (1983)
Pathé Marconi-EMI/Blue Note (Fr.) LP 12"BST 84087 — Let Me Tell You 'Bout It   (1983)
Toshiba-EMI/Blue Note (Jpn.) LP 12"BST 84087 — Let Me Tell You 'Bout It   (1992)
Toshiba-EMI/Blue Note (Jpn.) CDTOJC-4087 — Let Me Tell You 'Bout It   (1993)
Hispavox S.A.-EMI/Blue Note (Sp.) CD84087 — Let Me Tell You 'Bout It   (1998)
Universal Music/Blue Note (Jpn.) CDUCCQ-9503 — Let Me Tell You 'Bout It   (2019)
h. tk. 28 Let Me Tell You 'Bout It(Robert Lewis) - 4:15
Blue Note 4545-1822 — Blue Leo / Let Me Tell You 'Bout It   (1961)
Blue Note LP 12"BLP 4087 — Let Me Tell You 'Bout It   (1961)
Blue Note LP 12"BST 84087 — Let Me Tell You 'Bout It   (1962)
King Record Co./Blue Note (Jpn.) LP 12"DY-5801-02 (BST 84087) — Let Me Tell You 'Bout It   (1983)
Pathé Marconi-EMI/Blue Note (Fr.) LP 12"BST 84087 — Let Me Tell You 'Bout It   (1983)
Toshiba-EMI/Blue Note (Jpn.) LP 12"BST 84087 — Let Me Tell You 'Bout It   (1992)
Toshiba-EMI/Blue Note (Jpn.) CDTOJC-4087 — Let Me Tell You 'Bout It   (1993)
Hispavox S.A.-EMI/Blue Note (Sp.) CD84087 — Let Me Tell You 'Bout It   (1998)
Universal Music/Blue Note (Jpn.) CDUCCQ-9503 — Let Me Tell You 'Bout It   (2019)
i. tk. 31 Blue Leo(Leo Parker, Ike Quebec) - 5:03
Blue Note 4545-1822 — Blue Leo / Let Me Tell You 'Bout It   (1961)
Blue Note LP 12"BLP 4087 — Let Me Tell You 'Bout It   (1961)
Blue Note LP 12"BST 84087 — Let Me Tell You 'Bout It   (1962)
King Record Co./Blue Note (Jpn.) LP 12"DY-5801-02 (BST 84087) — Let Me Tell You 'Bout It   (1983)
Pathé Marconi-EMI/Blue Note (Fr.) LP 12"BST 84087 — Let Me Tell You 'Bout It   (1983)
Toshiba-EMI/Blue Note (Jpn.) LP 12"BST 84087 — Let Me Tell You 'Bout It   (1992)
Toshiba-EMI/Blue Note (Jpn.) CDTOJC-4087 — Let Me Tell You 'Bout It   (1993)
Hispavox S.A.-EMI/Blue Note (Sp.) CD84087 — Let Me Tell You 'Bout It   (1998)
Universal Music/Blue Note (Jpn.) CDUCCQ-9503 — Let Me Tell You 'Bout It   (2019)
All titles on:
Blue Note CDCDP 84087 — Let Me Tell You 'Bout It   (1990)
Toshiba-EMI/Blue Note (Jpn.) CDTOCJ-9546 — Let Me Tell You 'Bout It   (2003)
Blue Note CD11490 — Let Me Tell You 'Bout It   (2005)
Blue Note CD11491 — Let Me Tell You 'Bout It   (2005)
Phono (Sp.) CD870337 — The Last Sessions   (2015)

Leo Parker solos on all selections.

Blue Note BLP 4087


Date: October 12, 1961
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Label: Blue Note
Leo Parker

Leo Parker (ldr), Bill Swindell (ts), Leo Parker (bar), Dave Burns (t), Johnny Acea (p), Stan Conover (b), Purnell Rice (d)

a. tk. 1 Rollin' With Leo(Leo Parker) - 6:22
Blue Note LP 12"LT-1076 — Rollin' With Leo   (1980)
Blue Note Cassette4LT 1076 — Rollin' With Leo   (1980)
World Record Club/Blue Note (NZ) LP 12"WC 4466 (LT-1076) — Rollin' With Leo   (1981)
Blue Note LP 12"BST 84095 — Rollin' With Leo   (1986)
EMI/Blue Note (Gre.) LP 12"062-2613491 (BST 84095) — Rollin' With Leo   (1986)
Pathé Marconi-EMI/Blue Note (Fr.) LP 12"BST 84095 — Rollin' With Leo   (1986)
Blue Note Cassette4BN 84095 — Rollin' With Leo   (1986)
Blue Note CDCDP 84095 — Rollin' With Leo   (1988)
Toshiba-EMI/Blue Note (Jpn.) LP 12"BST 84095 — Rollin' With Leo   (1992)
Toshiba-EMI/Blue Note (Jpn.) CDTOCJ-4095 (BNST-84095) — Rollin' With Leo   (1994)
Blue Note CD65140 — Rollin' With Leo   (2009)
Toshiba-EMI/Blue Note (Jpn.) CDTOCJ-8578 — Rollin' With Leo   (2009)
Phono (Sp.) CD870337 — The Last Sessions   (2015)
Universal Music/Blue Note (Jpn.) CDUCCQ-9534 — Rollin' With Leo   (2019)
b. tk. 8 Music Hall Beat(Illinois Jacquet) - 4:53
Blue Note LP 12"LT-1076 — Rollin' With Leo   (1980)
Blue Note Cassette4LT 1076 — Rollin' With Leo   (1980)
World Record Club/Blue Note (NZ) LP 12"WC 4466 (LT-1076) — Rollin' With Leo   (1981)
Blue Note LP 12"BST 84095 — Rollin' With Leo   (1986)
EMI/Blue Note (Gre.) LP 12"062-2613491 (BST 84095) — Rollin' With Leo   (1986)
Pathé Marconi-EMI/Blue Note (Fr.) LP 12"BST 84095 — Rollin' With Leo   (1986)
Blue Note Cassette4BN 84095 — Rollin' With Leo   (1986)
Blue Note CDCDP 84095 — Rollin' With Leo   (1988)
Toshiba-EMI/Blue Note (Jpn.) LP 12"BST 84095 — Rollin' With Leo   (1992)
Toshiba-EMI/Blue Note (Jpn.) CDTOCJ-4095 (BNST-84095) — Rollin' With Leo   (1994)
Blue Note CD65140 — Rollin' With Leo   (2009)
Toshiba-EMI/Blue Note (Jpn.) CDTOCJ-8578 — Rollin' With Leo   (2009)
Phono (Sp.) CD870337 — The Last Sessions   (2015)
Universal Music/Blue Note (Jpn.) CDUCCQ-9534 — Rollin' With Leo   (2019)
c. Bad Girl(Stan Conover)
unissued
d. Jumpin' Leo(Leo Parker)
unissued
e. Stuffy(Coleman Hawkins, Sir Charles Thompson)
unissued
f. Mad Lad Returns(Leo Parker)
unissued

Leo Parker solos on all selections.

Blue Note LT-1076 Blue Note BST 84095


Date: October 20, 1961
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Label: Blue Note
Leo Parker

Leo Parker (ldr), Bill Swindell (ts), Leo Parker (bar), Dave Burns (t), Johnny Acea (p), Al Lucas (b), Wilbert Hogan (d)

a. Rollin' With Leo(Leo Parker)
unissued
b. Music Hall Beat(Illinois Jacquet)
unissued
c. tk. 22 Bad Girl(Stan Conover) - 6:12
Blue Note LP 12"LT-1076 — Rollin' With Leo   (1980)
Blue Note Cassette4LT 1076 — Rollin' With Leo   (1980)
World Record Club/Blue Note (NZ) LP 12"WC 4466 (LT-1076) — Rollin' With Leo   (1981)
Blue Note LP 12"BST 84095 — Rollin' With Leo   (1986)
EMI/Blue Note (Gre.) LP 12"062-2613491 (BST 84095) — Rollin' With Leo   (1986)
Pathé Marconi-EMI/Blue Note (Fr.) LP 12"BST 84095 — Rollin' With Leo   (1986)
Blue Note Cassette4BN 84095 — Rollin' With Leo   (1986)
Blue Note CDCDP 84095 — Rollin' With Leo   (1988)
Toshiba-EMI/Blue Note (Jpn.) LP 12"BST 84095 — Rollin' With Leo   (1992)
Toshiba-EMI/Blue Note (Jpn.) CDTOCJ-4095 (BNST-84095) — Rollin' With Leo   (1994)
Blue Note CD65140 — Rollin' With Leo   (2009)
Toshiba-EMI/Blue Note (Jpn.) CDTOCJ-8578 — Rollin' With Leo   (2009)
Phono (Sp.) CD870337 — The Last Sessions   (2015)
Universal Music/Blue Note (Jpn.) CDUCCQ-9534 — Rollin' With Leo   (2019)
d. tk. 27 Mad Lad Returns(Leo Parker) - 4:35
Blue Note LP 12"LT-1076 — Rollin' With Leo   (1980)
Blue Note Cassette4LT 1076 — Rollin' With Leo   (1980)
World Record Club/Blue Note (NZ) LP 12"WC 4466 (LT-1076) — Rollin' With Leo   (1981)
Blue Note LP 12"BST 84095 — Rollin' With Leo   (1986)
EMI/Blue Note (Gre.) LP 12"062-2613491 (BST 84095) — Rollin' With Leo   (1986)
Pathé Marconi-EMI/Blue Note (Fr.) LP 12"BST 84095 — Rollin' With Leo   (1986)
Blue Note Cassette4BN 84095 — Rollin' With Leo   (1986)
Blue Note CDCDP 84095 — Rollin' With Leo   (1988)
Toshiba-EMI/Blue Note (Jpn.) LP 12"BST 84095 — Rollin' With Leo   (1992)
Toshiba-EMI/Blue Note (Jpn.) CDTOCJ-4095 (BNST-84095) — Rollin' With Leo   (1994)
Blue Note CD65140 — Rollin' With Leo   (2009)
Toshiba-EMI/Blue Note (Jpn.) CDTOCJ-8578 — Rollin' With Leo   (2009)
Phono (Sp.) CD870337 — The Last Sessions   (2015)
Universal Music/Blue Note (Jpn.) CDUCCQ-9534 — Rollin' With Leo   (2019)
e. tk. 30 Stuffy(Coleman Hawkins, Sir Charles Thompson) - 5:38
Blue Note LP 12"LT-1076 — Rollin' With Leo   (1980)
Blue Note Cassette4LT 1076 — Rollin' With Leo   (1980)
World Record Club/Blue Note (NZ) LP 12"WC 4466 (LT-1076) — Rollin' With Leo   (1981)
Blue Note LP 12"BST 84095 — Rollin' With Leo   (1986)
EMI/Blue Note (Gre.) LP 12"062-2613491 (BST 84095) — Rollin' With Leo   (1986)
Pathé Marconi-EMI/Blue Note (Fr.) LP 12"BST 84095 — Rollin' With Leo   (1986)
Blue Note Cassette4BN 84095 — Rollin' With Leo   (1986)
Blue Note CDCDP 84095 — Rollin' With Leo   (1988)
Toshiba-EMI/Blue Note (Jpn.) LP 12"BST 84095 — Rollin' With Leo   (1992)
Toshiba-EMI/Blue Note (Jpn.) CDTOCJ-4095 (BNST-84095) — Rollin' With Leo   (1994)
Blue Note CD65140 — Rollin' With Leo   (2009)
Toshiba-EMI/Blue Note (Jpn.) CDTOCJ-8578 — Rollin' With Leo   (2009)
Phono (Sp.) CD870337 — The Last Sessions   (2015)
Universal Music/Blue Note (Jpn.) CDUCCQ-9534 — Rollin' With Leo   (2019)
f. tk. 32 Jumpin' Leo(Leo Parker) - 4:28
Blue Note LP 12"LT-1076 — Rollin' With Leo   (1980)
Blue Note Cassette4LT 1076 — Rollin' With Leo   (1980)
World Record Club/Blue Note (NZ) LP 12"WC 4466 (LT-1076) — Rollin' With Leo   (1981)
Blue Note LP 12"BST 84095 — Rollin' With Leo   (1986)
EMI/Blue Note (Gre.) LP 12"062-2613491 (BST 84095) — Rollin' With Leo   (1986)
Pathé Marconi-EMI/Blue Note (Fr.) LP 12"BST 84095 — Rollin' With Leo   (1986)
Blue Note Cassette4BN 84095 — Rollin' With Leo   (1986)
Blue Note CDCDP 84095 — Rollin' With Leo   (1988)
Toshiba-EMI/Blue Note (Jpn.) LP 12"BST 84095 — Rollin' With Leo   (1992)
Toshiba-EMI/Blue Note (Jpn.) CDTOCJ-4095 (BNST-84095) — Rollin' With Leo   (1994)
Blue Note CD65140 — Rollin' With Leo   (2009)
Toshiba-EMI/Blue Note (Jpn.) CDTOCJ-8578 — Rollin' With Leo   (2009)
Phono (Sp.) CD870337 — The Last Sessions   (2015)
Universal Music/Blue Note (Jpn.) CDUCCQ-9534 — Rollin' With Leo   (2019)
g. tk. 37 Talkin' The Blues(Leo Parker) - 6:27
Blue Note LP 12"LT-1076 — Rollin' With Leo   (1980)
Blue Note Cassette4LT 1076 — Rollin' With Leo   (1980)
World Record Club/Blue Note (NZ) LP 12"WC 4466 (LT-1076) — Rollin' With Leo   (1981)
Blue Note LP 12"BST 84095 — Rollin' With Leo   (1986)
EMI/Blue Note (Gre.) LP 12"062-2613491 (BST 84095) — Rollin' With Leo   (1986)
Pathé Marconi-EMI/Blue Note (Fr.) LP 12"BST 84095 — Rollin' With Leo   (1986)
Blue Note Cassette4BN 84095 — Rollin' With Leo   (1986)
Blue Note CDCDP 84095 — Rollin' With Leo   (1988)
Toshiba-EMI/Blue Note (Jpn.) LP 12"BST 84095 — Rollin' With Leo   (1992)
Toshiba-EMI/Blue Note (Jpn.) CDTOCJ-4095 (BNST-84095) — Rollin' With Leo   (1994)
Blue Note CD65140 — Rollin' With Leo   (2009)
Toshiba-EMI/Blue Note (Jpn.) CDTOCJ-8578 — Rollin' With Leo   (2009)
Phono (Sp.) CD870337 — The Last Sessions   (2015)
Universal Music/Blue Note (Jpn.) CDUCCQ-9534 — Rollin' With Leo   (2019)
h. tk. 38 The Lion's Roar(Leo Parker) - 4:50
Blue Note LP 12"LT-1076 — Rollin' With Leo   (1980)
Blue Note Cassette4LT 1076 — Rollin' With Leo   (1980)
World Record Club/Blue Note (NZ) LP 12"WC 4466 (LT-1076) — Rollin' With Leo   (1981)
Blue Note LP 12"BST 84095 — Rollin' With Leo   (1986)
EMI/Blue Note (Gre.) LP 12"062-2613491 (BST 84095) — Rollin' With Leo   (1986)
Pathé Marconi-EMI/Blue Note (Fr.) LP 12"BST 84095 — Rollin' With Leo   (1986)
Blue Note Cassette4BN 84095 — Rollin' With Leo   (1986)
Blue Note CDCDP 84095 — Rollin' With Leo   (1988)
Toshiba-EMI/Blue Note (Jpn.) LP 12"BST 84095 — Rollin' With Leo   (1992)
Toshiba-EMI/Blue Note (Jpn.) CDTOCJ-4095 (BNST-84095) — Rollin' With Leo   (1994)
Blue Note CD65140 — Rollin' With Leo   (2009)
Toshiba-EMI/Blue Note (Jpn.) CDTOCJ-8578 — Rollin' With Leo   (2009)
Phono (Sp.) CD870337 — The Last Sessions   (2015)
Universal Music/Blue Note (Jpn.) CDUCCQ-9534 — Rollin' With Leo   (2019)

Leo Parker solos on all selections.

Blue Note LT-1076 Blue Note BST 84095


Date: February 5, 1962
Location: New York, NY
Label: Epic
Illinois Jacquet

Illinois Jacquet (ldr), Illinois Jacquet (ts), Leo Parker (bar), Roy Eldridge, Ernie Royal (t), Matthew Gee (tb), Kenny Burrell (g), Sir Charles Thompson (p), Jimmy Rowser (b), Jimmy Crawford (d)

a. CO69366 Satin Doll(Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn, Johnny Mercer) / arr: Ernie Wilkins - 4:04
Epic LP 12"BA 17033 — Illinois Jacquet   (1963)
Epic LP 12"LA 16033 — Illinois Jacquet   (1963)
b. (alt.) Satin Doll(Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn, Johnny Mercer) / arr: Ernie Wilkins - 4:12
c. CO69367 Pucker Up(Gary D. Bruce, Illinois Jacquet) / arr: Jimmy Mundy - 3:07
Epic LP 12"BA 17033 — Illinois Jacquet   (1963)
Epic LP 12"LA 16033 — Illinois Jacquet   (1963)
All titles on:
Epic Legacy CDEK 64654 — Illinois Jacquet   (1995)

Epic BA 17033


Sessions Reported: 43

Performances Reported: 239

Unique Songs Reported: 171

Unique Issues Reported: 168


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