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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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Albums

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The Simple Life
Timewarp Music
2001
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Duo
Duo
Blue Note Records
1999
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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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