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Leon "Chu" Berry

ts, 1908-1941 US, Wheeling, West Virginia
Musician of Jazz
A.k.a. Leon Brown Berry

Leon Brown "Chu" Berry (September 13, 1908, – October 30, 1941) was an American swing tenor saxophonist.Dan Morgenstern, director of the Institute of Jazz Studies at Rutgers University, commented that, "Considering the brevity of Chu's life, and that his recording career spans a mere decade, it is remarkable that his name continues to loom large in the annals of jazz. Had he lived, there is no doubt that he would be ensconced in the jazz pantheon alongside Coleman Hawkins and Lester Young. He was that good."[citation needed]

  • Tenor sax
  • Saxophone
  • Jazz
  • Pop
  • Blues

Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
Classic Chu Berry Columbia And Victor SessionsLeon "Chu" Berry2007Compil.
On ParadeLeon "Chu" Berry2002Compil.
Tenor GiantsColeman Hawkins And Leon "Chu" Berry2000Compil.
The Swinging Big Band Leader With Chu BerryCab Calloway With Leon "Chu" Berry2000Compil.
Blowing Up A BreezeLeon "Chu" Berry1995Compil.
Byas / Berry / ThompsonDon Byas, Leon "Chu" Berry, Lucky Thompson1995Compil.
1937-1941Leon "Chu" Berry1994Compil.
Best Of Big BandsCab Calloway Featuring Leon "Chu" Berry1993Compil.
Mainstream TenorsLeon "Chu" Berry, Don Byas, Lucky Thompson1991Compil.
Berry Story (1936 / 1939)Leon "Chu" Berry1990Compil.
Giants Of The Tenor SaxLeon "Chu" Berry, Lucky Thompson1988Compil.
The Indispensable Chu BerryLeon "Chu" Berry1985Compil.
Dentistry In Rhythm - Volume 3 - Fillin' The Chu Gaps (1939-1940)Leon "Chu" Berry With Cab Calloway1982Compil.
Dentistry In Rhythm - Volume 2 - Fillin' The Chu GapsLeon "Chu" Berry With Cab Calloway1981Compil.
Leon 'Chu' BerryLeon "Chu" Berry1980Compil.
Tenor TriumvirateColeman Hawkins & Lester Young & Leon "Chu" Berry1980Compil.
A Giant Of The Tenor SaxLeon "Chu" Berry1980Compil.
Dentistry In Rhythm Fillin' Chu GapsLeon "Chu" Berry With Fletcher Henderson And Wingy Manone1979Compil.
Unissued Recordings Of Big TenorsColeman Hawkins, Leon "Chu" Berry, Don Byas1974Album
The Tenor Sax: Lester Young, Chu Berry & Ben WebsterLester Young, Leon "Chu" Berry & Ben Webster1973Compil.
The Great Swinging Tenor SaxophonesColeman Hawkins & Leon "Chu" Berry1968Compil.
The Influence Of FiveColeman Hawkins, Lester Young, Ben Webster, Don Byas, Leon "Chu" Berry1965Compil.
Sittin' InLeon "Chu" Berry1965Compil.
Prez And Chu (Tops on Tenor)Lester Young And Leon "Chu" Berry1955Compil.
Memorial AlbumLeon "Chu" Berry1952Compil.
Get LostLeon "Chu" Berry And Charlie Ventura1948Album
Get LostLeon "Chu" Berry And Charlie Ventura1948Album
Chew, Choo, Chu & CoLeon "Chu" Berry With Wingy Manone & His OrchestraCompil.
Sweethearts On Parade / Shufflin' At The HollywoodLeon "Chu" Berry With Lionel Hampton And His SextetAlbum
A Giant Of The Tenor Sax 1938 And 1941Leon "Chu" BerryCompil.
Penguin Swing 1937-1941Cab Calloway, Leon "Chu" BerryCompil.
52 Street JazzRoy Eldridge - Leon "Chu" BerrySingle
"The Calloway Years" 1937-1941Leon "Chu" BerryCompil.
1937 - 1940 The RarestLeon "Chu" BerryAlbum
Sax Scene - 5 Tenor Giants.Ben Webster, Coleman Hawkins, Lucky Thompson, Don Byas, Leon "Chu" BerryAlbum
Enregistrements 1936-1940Leon "Chu" BerryCompil.
The Influence Of FiveColeman Hawkins, Lester Young, Ben Webster, Don Byas, Leon "Chu" BerryCompil.
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