STAN LEVEY

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Stan Levey, one of the strongest drummers of his generation, was born in Philadelphia in 1926. He was one of the very few white drummers involved in the formative years of bebop and accepted as one of bop's most important drummers, along with Kenny Clarke and Max Roach. He played in Philly with Dizzy Gillespie's group in 1942, at the tender age of 16. Soon after he went to New York, where he and Dizzy worked on 52nd Street with Charlie Parker and Oscar Pettiford. After his tenure with the Stan Kenton Orchestra he moved to the west coast in 1954, joining Howard Rumsey and the Lighthouse All-Stars, and was a major influence in what was called "west coast jazz" or the "cool school". Levey's crisp, melodic style continued to have more in common with bop than cool, and he inspired every group he ever played in. Stan has played read more...
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STAN LEVEY Stan Levey Plays the Compositions of Bill Holman, Bob Cooper and Jimmy Giuffre album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Stan Levey Plays the Compositions of Bill Holman, Bob Cooper and Jimmy Giuffre
Bop 1955
STAN LEVEY This Time The Drums On Me (aka Stanley The Steamer Featuring Dexter Gordon) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
This Time The Drums On Me (aka Stanley The Steamer Featuring Dexter Gordon)
Bop 1955
STAN LEVEY Stan Levey Quintet album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Stan Levey Quintet
Bop 1957
STAN LEVEY Grand Stan album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Grand Stan
Bop 1957
STAN LEVEY West Coast Rhythm (with Red Mitchell) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
West Coast Rhythm (with Red Mitchell)
Bop 1982

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STAN LEVEY Stanley The Steamer album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Stanley The Steamer
Bop 1990

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