Leon Spencer

Leon Spencer

born on 1/11/1945 in Houston, TX, United States

died on 11/3/2012

Leon Spencer

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Leon Spencer (1945 - March 11, 2012) was an American acid jazz / soul jazz organist born in Houston, Texas.[1] 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, i.e. 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.[2]


As leader

  • Sneak Preview! (Prestige, 1971)
  • Louisiana Slim (Prestige, 1971)
  • Bad Walking Woman (Prestige, 1972)
  • Where I'm Coming From (Prestige, 1973)

As sideman

With Rusty Bryant

  • Fire Eater (Prestige, 1971)

With Karl Denson

  • Dance Lesson #2 - (Blue Note, 2001)

With Lou Donaldson

  • Pretty Things (Blue Note, 1970)
  • The Scorpion (Blue Note, 1970)
  • Cosmos (Blue Note, 1971)

With Wilbert Longmire

  • Revolution (World Pacific, 1968)
  • This Side of Heaven (J&M, 1976)

With Melvin Sparks

  • Sparks! (Prestige, 1970)
  • Spark Plug (Prestige, 1971)
  • Akilah! (Prestige, 1972)

With Sonny Stitt

  • Turn It On! (Prestige, 1971)
  • You Talk That Talk! (Prestige, 1971) - with Gene Ammons
  • Black Vibrations (Prestige, 1971)


  1. http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/news.php?id=95891
  2. Yanow, Scott. [Leon Spencer at All Music Guide Leon Spencer Biography]. Allmusic. Retrieved on 2007-06-23.
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