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Leon Parker

Primary Instrument: Drums

Born: August 21, 1965    

Leon Parker

Leon Parker consistently shows that less is more by making a great deal of music on a greatly reduced drum set sometimes consisting only of a snare drum, bass drum and a cymbal. Parker started playing drums when he was three and became serious when he was around 11. At 15 he playing in a local youth jazz band, and two years later, he started studying classical percussion. After graduating from high school, Parker moved to New York City, taking lessons with Barry Harris and freelancing.

During a regular gig as a leader at Augie's, he began minimizing his drum set, learning to play entire sets using just a cymbal...
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Source: Scott Yanow

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    The Simple Life

    Timewarp Music
    2001
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    Awakening

    Timewarp Music
    1998
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    Belief

    Timewarp Music
    1996
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    Above & Below

    Timewarp Music
    1994

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Blue Note Records (1999)

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