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Primary Instrument: Drums

Born: December 4, 1946    

Long at the forefront of modern jazz drumming, drummer, clinician and band leader Les DeMerle toured and recorded with the Harry James Big Band from 1970 to 1982. One of those recordings, “King James Version” won a Grammy Award. Les toured for three years and recorded with Wayne Newton, also toured and recorded with Manhattan Transfer, and has appeared with many other musical greats, including, Lou Rawls, Sammy Davis Jr., Frank Sinatra, Mel Torme, and Joe Williams.

His own jazz/rock group Transfusion, produced five poll-winning albums, and his two educational drum books, Jazz/Rock Fusion, Volumes 1 and 2, published by Hal Leonard, have long been best sellers....
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    Spectrum

    Intakt Records
    2011
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    Cookin' At The Corner, Volume One

    Origin Records
    2007
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    Cookin' at the Corner, Volume Two

    Origin Records
    2007
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    Hittin' the Blue Notes, Volume 2

    Origin Records
    2004
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    You're The Bop: A Jazz Portrait of Cole Porter

    Summit Records
    2001
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    On Fire

    Intakt Records
    1982
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    Concert By The Sea

    Intakt Records
    1978
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Featured recording “Cookin' At The Corner, Vol. 1”

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Cookin' At The Corner, Vol. 1

Origin Records (2006)

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