Rollin with Leo
Leo Parker was one of many in Billy Eckstines band who fell under the spell of alto saxophonist Charlie Parker (no relation) in the 40's. Leo had the chops and drive to convert Birds fleet flights of fancy to the more cumbersome baritone sax, and no one could touch him. As a leader, he combined his be-bop chops with a soulful, jump swing style of music to create an irresistible blend of soul and intellect. Parker died before this gem could be released and it sat in the can for 20 years! This is Rudy Van Gilders first re-master of his original recording.