Al Levitt

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Alan "Al" Levitt (born November 11, 1932 in New York City , † November 28, 1994 in Paris ) was an American jazz drummer who worked mainly in France.

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Levitt studied with Lennie Tristano and began professionally as a jazz musician from 1952, for example. B. to work with Charles Mingus ("Precognition", with Lee Konitz ) and Stan Getz . In 1956 he moved to the Netherlands and a year later to Paris. In 1958 he returned to the USA, where he played with Jackie McLean and toured Europe and Asia with Lionel Hampton's band . In the early 1970s he played with Lee Konitz and Zoot Sims . In 1975 he moved back to Paris, where he played with leading French jazz musicians and expatriates such as Barney Wilen , Stéphane Grappelli and Martial Solal and accompanied traveling musicians such as Chet Baker , Lee Konitz and Warne Marsh . In the 1980s he played with the "Petits loups de Jazz" and in Guy Lafitte's quintet . In the field of jazz, according to Tom Lord , he was involved in 60 recording sessions between 1952 and 1994, most recently with Duke Jordan . He died of a brain haemorrhage.

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Individual evidence

  1. Tom Lord : The Jazz Discography (online, accessed November 29, 2019)