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Leon Spencer, Jr.

Band, 1945-2012 US
Jazz

Leon Spencer (November 1, 1945 - March 11, 2012) was an American acid jazz / soul jazz organist born in Houston, Texas. He played piano with David Newman, and later organ with Melvin Sparks.Spencer is best known for his albums for the Prestige Records label in the early 1970s, such as Sneak Preview (1970), Louisiana Slim (1971), and Where I'm Coming From (1973). Some of the musicians who appeared with him on these albums include Grover Washington, Jr., Idris Muhammad, Melvin Sparks and Buddy Caldwell.

        
Members
PortraitIdris Muhammad
dr 1939-2014 US
PortraitMelvin Sparks
g 1946-2011 US
PortraitVirgil Jones
tr 1939-2012 US
Buddy Caldwell
cng
J. Billy VerPlanck
sax, str, tb US

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Discography
Title Artist Year Type
Legends Of Acid JazzLeon Spencer, Jr.1997Compil.
Where I'm Coming FromLeon Spencer, Jr.1973Album
Bad Walking WomanLeon Spencer, Jr.1972Album
Sneak Preview!Leon Spencer, Jr.1971Album
Louisiana SlimLeon Spencer, Jr.1971Album
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