Stan Levey

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)

Read more

Discography

Stanley The Steamer
Point Entertainment
1990
buy
Stanley The Steamer...
Point Entertainment
1978
buy
Grand Stan
Point Entertainment
1957
buy
Stan Levey Quintet
Point Entertainment
1957
buy

Videos

Similar

Max Roach Max Roach
drums
Lee Konitz Lee Konitz
sax, alto
Sonny Stitt Sonny Stitt
saxophone
Benny Golson Benny Golson
sax, tenor
Barney Kessel Barney Kessel
guitar, electric
Art Pepper Art Pepper
sax, alto
Gerry Mulligan Gerry Mulligan
sax, baritone
Frank Rosolino Frank Rosolino
trombone

Join the staff. Writers Wanted!

Develop a column, write album reviews, cover live shows, or conduct interviews.