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Leo Wright

fl, as, 1933-1991 US, Wichita Falls, Texas
Musician of Jazz
A.k.a. Leo Nash Wright Lion Wrong

Born in Wichita Falls, Texas, December, 12, 1933, died January 4, 1991 in Vienna, Austria. He studied saxophone and flute. In 1959 he became a member of the famous Dizzy Gillespie Quintet. When Gillespie closed this quintet in 1962 during a European tour, Leo Wright decided to stay in Europe. After that he played in various jazz clubs, concerts and festivals in Stockholm, Paris, Rome and Prague.

  • Flute
  • Alto sax
  • Saxophone
  • Jazz
  • Pop
  • Soundtrack
Popular Tracks   
This World Today Is A Mess - Live on Big Bend SFB With Soloists Conductor Paul Kuhn by Various Artists
In The Mood - Live on Big Bend SFB With Soloists Conductor Paul Kuhn by Various Artists
A Felicidad (Happiness) on Suddenly The Blues by Leo Wright
The Perils of Poda on Alto Summit by Lee Konitz, Phil Woods & Leo Wright
A Night in Tunisia on Blues Shout by Leo Wright
The Wiggler on Suddenly The Blues by Leo Wright
Indian Summer on Blues Shout by Leo Wright
Native Land on Alto Summit by Lee Konitz, Phil Woods & Leo Wright
Soul Talk on Soul Talk by Leo Wright
State Trooper on Soul Talk by Leo Wright

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
Live In Amsterdam 1960Jazz At The Philharmonic Featuring Coleman Hawkins, Don Byas, Roy Eldridge, Benny Carter And Dizzy Gillespie, Leo Wright, Stan Getz, J.J. Johnson2018Album
I Left My Heart...Red Garland Featuring Leo Wright1985Album
Flamingo / Please Don't TouchLeo Wright1978Single
Jazz Live At "Jazz Bei Freddy"Fritz Pauer, Leo Wright, Jimmy Woode, Tony Inzelaco1977Album
Are You Lonesome TonightLeo Wright1976Album
It's All Wright - Plays 12 All-Time-HitsLeo Wright1973Album
Mamy BlueLeo Wright1971Single
Soul TalkLeo Wright1970Album
Alto SummitLee Konitz / Pony Poindexter / Phil Woods / Leo Wright1968Album
Flöte + Alt-Sax = Leo WrightLeo Wright1967Album
Jazz im WDRRolf & Joachim Kühn Quartet, Leo Wright1967Album
Recorded At The Tenth German Jazz Festival In FrankfurtAnnie Ross & Pony Poindexter With The Berlin All Stars Feat. Carmell Jones And Leo Wright1966Album
Suddenly The BluesLeo Wright1962Album
Blues ShoutLeo Wright1960Album
The Soul Clinic / Blues ShoutHank Crawford / Leo WrightCompil.
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