Let Me Tell You 'Bout It

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
This session reissued on CD was a comeback record of sorts for Leo Parker. Briefly one of the leading bebop baritone saxophonists and an alumnus of Billy Eckstine's legendary orchestra, Parker shifted to rhythm and blues in the early 1950's and then mostly dropped out of sight until he recorded this set. After cutting a second album, he died of a heart attack at age 36 on Feb. 11, 1962. A guttural player who emphasized the lower register of the baritone and was influenced by Illinois Jacquet, Parker who is joined by obscure sidemen sounds in top form during his varied program which includes several hard swingers, the gospellish funk of the title cut and two selections not ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
This session reissued on CD was a comeback record of sorts for Leo Parker. Briefly one of the leading bebop baritone saxophonists and an alumnus of Billy Eckstine's legendary orchestra, Parker shifted to rhythm and blues in the early 1950's and then mostly dropped out of sight until he recorded this set. After cutting a second album, he died of a heart attack at age 36 on Feb. 11, 1962. A guttural player who emphasized the lower register of the baritone and was influenced by Illinois Jacquet, Parker who is joined by obscure sidemen sounds in top form during his varied program which includes several hard swingers, the gospellish funk of the title cut and two selections not on the original LP: "The Lion's Roar" and a second version of "Low Brown."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/13/2005
  • Label: Emi Mod Afw
  • UPC: 094631149023
  • Catalog Number: 11490
  • Sales rank: 63,789

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Glad Lad (5:17)
  2. 2 Blue Leo (5:06)
  3. 3 Let Me Tell You 'Bout It (4:18)
  4. 4 VI (4:41)
  5. 5 Parker's Pals (6:21)
  6. 6 Low Brown (5:49)
  7. 7 TCTB (6:26)
  8. 8 The Lion's Roar (4:26)
  9. 9 Low Brown (8:22)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Leo Parker Primary Artist, Baritone Saxophone
Stan Conover Bass, Double Bass
Purnell Rice Drums
Yusef Salim Piano
Bill Swindell Tenor Saxophone
John Burks Trumpet
Technical Credits
Leo Parker Composer
Russell Jacquet Composer
Micaela Boland Art Direction
Michael Cuscuna Reissue Producer
Rudy Van Gelder Engineer, Remastering
Bob Lewis Liner Notes
Alfred Lion Producer, Audio Production
Yusef Salim Composer
Francis Wolff Cover Photo
Bob Blumenthal Liner Notes, Reissue Liner Notes
Reid Miles Cover Design
Johnny Burks Art Direction
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