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Leo Wright

Leo Wright

born on 13/12/1933 in Wichita Falls, TX, United States

died on 4/1/1991 in Wien, Wien, Austria

Links www.oldies.com (English)

Leo Wright

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Leo Wright (December 14, 1933 in Wichita Falls, Texas – January 4, 1991 in Vienna) was an American jazz musician who played alto saxophone, flute and clarinet. He played with Charles Mingus, Kenny Burrell, Johnny Coles, Blue Mitchell and Dizzy Gillespie in the late 1950s, early 1960s and in the late 1970s.

Discography

As leader/co-leader

  • Blues Shout (Atlantic, 1960)
  • Suddenly the Blues (Atlantic, 1961)
  • Soul Talk (Vortex, 1963)
  • Modern Jazz Studio Number 4 (Amiga, 1965 [1970])
  • Flute + Alto – Sax (Amiga, 1965 [1967])
  • Alto Summit (MPS, 1968) with Lee Konitz, Pony Poindexter and Phil Woods
  • It's All Wright (MPS, 1972)
  • Evening Breeze (Roulette, 1977)
  • New Horn in Town/Blues Shote (Fresh Sound, 2012)

As sideman

With Kenny Burrell

  • Bluesin' Around (Columbia, 1962 [1983])

With Gloria Coleman

With Johnny Coles

With Tadd Dameron

  • The Magic Touch (Riverside, 1962)

With Red Garland

  • I Left My Heart... (Muse, 1978 [1985])

With Dizzy Gillespie

  • Copenhagen Concert (SteepleChase)
  • Gillespiana (Verve, 1960)
  • An Electrifying Evening with the Dizzy Gillespie Quintet (Verve, 1961)
  • Carnegie Hall Concert (Verve, 1961)
  • Dizzy on the French Riviera (Philips, 1962)
  • A Musical Safari – Live at the Monterey Jazz Festival 1961 (Booman, 1974)
  • New Wave (Philips, 1963)

With Gildo Mahones

  • I'm Shooting High (Prestige, 1963)
  • The Great Gildo (Prestige, 1964)

With Jack McDuff

  • Screamin' (Prestige, 1962)

With Blue Mitchell

  • Step Lightly (Blue Note, 1964)

With Oliver Nelson

  • Berlin Dialogue for Orchestra (Flying Dutchman, 1970)

With Dave Pike

  • Limbo Carnival (New Jazz, 1962)

With Lalo Schifrin

With Richard Williams

  • New Horn in Town (Candid, 1960)

With Jimmy Witherspoon

  • Baby, Baby, Baby (Prestige, 1963)

With Antônio Carlos Jobim

  • The Composer of Desafinado Plays (Verve, 1963)

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