LEROY JENKINS

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Leroy Jenkins (March 11, 1932 – February 24, 2007) was a composer and free jazz violinist and violist.

One of the most important musicians to emerge from the AACM (Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians), the legendary collective of which he was a member until his death in 2007. Like many of the Association's members, Jenkins studied under the legendary Walter Dyett at DuSable High School, where he learned the alto saxophone.

He received a music degree (in violin) from Florida A&M University, where he studied composition and the classical masters of the violin. Subsequently, he taught music both in Mobile, Alabama (1961-5) and in the Chicago schools (1965-9). During the latter period, Jenkins joined the AACM. He made his first recording with Muhal Richard Abrams, Anthony Braxton, and Leo Smith in the sixties before achieving international acclaim in Paris along with Braxton, Smith, and the Art Ensemble of
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LEROY JENKINS The Legend Of Al Glatson album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Legend Of Al Glatson
Avant-Garde Jazz 1978
LEROY JENKINS Space Minds, New Worlds, Survival Of America album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Space Minds, New Worlds, Survival Of America
Avant-Garde Jazz 1979
LEROY JENKINS Mixed Quintet album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Mixed Quintet
Avant-Garde Jazz 1983

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LEROY JENKINS For Players Only album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
For Players Only
Avant-Garde Jazz 1975
LEROY JENKINS Solo Concert album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Solo Concert
Avant-Garde Jazz 1977
LEROY JENKINS Lifelong Ambitions (feat. Muhal Richard Abrams) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Lifelong Ambitions (feat. Muhal Richard Abrams)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1981
LEROY JENKINS Urban Blues album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Urban Blues
Avant-Garde Jazz 1984
LEROY JENKINS Leroy Jenkins Live! album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Leroy Jenkins Live!
Avant-Garde Jazz 1993
LEROY JENKINS Themes and Improvisations on the Blues album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Themes and Improvisations on the Blues
Avant-Garde Jazz 1994
LEROY JENKINS Solo album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Solo
Avant-Garde Jazz 1998
LEROY JENKINS The Art Of Improvisation album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Art Of Improvisation
Avant-Garde Jazz 2005
LEROY JENKINS Beneath Detroit. The Creative Arts Collective Concert At The Detroit Institute Of Arts, 1979-92 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Beneath Detroit. The Creative Arts Collective Concert At The Detroit Institute Of Arts, 1979-92
Avant-Garde Jazz 2010

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