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Primary Instrument: Drums

Born: May 5, 1925 | Died: May 19, 2005    

Stan Levey, one of the strongest drummers of his generation, was born in Philadelphia in 1926. As a youngster, he showed promise as a boxer, and considered it briefly as a career, but music won out. He played in Philly with Dizzy Gillespie's group in 1942, at the tender age of 17. Soon after, he went to New York, where he and Dizzy worked on 52nd Street with Charlie Parker and Oscar Pettiford. He went on to play on over 1400 recordings and work with most of the big names in the music business at that time. For example: (this is the short list)

Instrumentalists: Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Coleman Hawkins, Art Tatum, Ben Webster, Dexter Gordon, Errol Garner, Miles Davis, George Shearing, Lester Young, Roy Eldridge, Zoot Simms, Stan Getz, John Lewis, Ray Brown, Sonny Stitt, Barney Bigard, Gerry Mulligan, Vince Guaraldi, Lee Konitz, Bud Shank, Charlie Ventura, Scott LaFaro, Victor Feldman, Art Pepper, Charlie Barnett...
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    This Time The Drum's On Me

    Point Entertainment
    2001
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    Stanley The Steamer

    Point Entertainment
    1990
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    Stanley The Steamer Featuring Dexter Gordon

    Point Entertainment
    1978
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    Stan Levey Quintet

    Point Entertainment
    1957
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    Grand Stan

    Point Entertainment
    1957
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    This Time The Drums On Me

    Point Entertainment
    1955
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