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Leroy Jenkins

vn, 1932-2007 US
Musician / Composer of Jazz

Leroy Jenkins (March 11, 1932 – February 24, 2007) was a composer and avant-garde jazz violinist and violist.Jenkins was involved in the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM) while a public school teacher in Chicago. He co-founded the Creative Construction Company with Anthony Braxton and others. He led the Revolutionary Ensemble and formed a trio with Anthony Davis and Andrew Cyrille.During 1987 he toured Europe as part of Cecil Taylor's group.

  • Violin
  • Vocals
  • Viola
  • Cowbell
  • Jazz
  • Classical
  • Electronic
Popular Tracks   
Hard Time, Hard Luck Blues on Thers's Gold in Them There Hills, Vol. 3 by Various Artists
Prayer At Sea on Out of the Mist by Joseph Jarman
Space Minds, New Worlds, Survival Of America on Space Minds, New Worlds, Survival of America by Leroy Jenkins
Riding Currents on Out of the Mist by Joseph Jarman
On the Road to Blountstown, a true story - Live at Roulette, New York, May 3, 2001 on Degrees Of Freedom Found by "Blue" Gene Tyranny
Dancing On A Melody on Space Minds, New Worlds, Survival of America by Leroy Jenkins
Straight Ahed on Straight Ahead by Abdul Wadud & Leroy Jenkins
Ai Glatson on The Legend Of Ai Glatson by Leroy Jenkins
Through The Ages Of Jehovah on Space Minds, New Worlds, Survival of America by Leroy Jenkins
Opening on Out of the Mist by Joseph Jarman

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
Beneath Detroit (The Creative Arts Collective Concerts At The Detroit Institute Of Arts 1979-1992)Leroy Jenkins With The New Chamber Jazz Quintet2010Album
SoloLeroy Jenkins1998Album
The New American Scene II: 5 Distinguished African American ComposersCleveland Chamber Symphony / Edwin London1998Album
Out Of The MistJoseph Jarman / Leroy Jenkins1997Album
Themes & Improvisations On The BluesLeroy Jenkins1994Album
Leroy Jenkins Live!Leroy Jenkins1993Album
Mixed QuintetLeroy Jenkins1983Album
ArtlifeJames Emery Featuring Leroy Jenkins1982Album
Lifelong AmbitionsLeroy Jenkins feat. Muhal Richard Abrams1981Album
Straight Ahead / Free At LastAbdul Wadud, Leroy Jenkins1979Album
Space Minds, New Worlds, Survival Of AmericaLeroy Jenkins1979Album
The Legend Of Ai GlatsonLeroy Jenkins1978Album
Solo ConcertLeroy Jenkins1977Album
Swift Are The Winds Of LifeRashied Ali / Leroy Jenkins1975Album
For Players OnlyLeroy Jenkins, The Jazz Composer's Orchestra1975Album
SilenceAnthony Braxton, Leroy Jenkins, Wadada Leo Smith1974Album
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