credits :

VOCALS
Cecile Mclorin Salvant
Melanie Dahan
Chiara Izzi
Kristiana Roemner
Marya Lawrence

TRUMPET
Tom Harrell

SAXOPHONE
Joshua Redman
Mark Turner
Jacques Schwarz-Bart
Julieta Eugenio

HARMONICA
Gregoire Maret

CELLO 
Julia Bilat

STEEL PAN
Rawl
Iman Pascal

PIANO
Aaron Goldberg

BASS
Reuben Rogers
Matt Penman
Yasushi Nakamura
Or Bareket
Raul Beltran

PERCUSSION
Betty Rojas

DRUMS , PERCUSSION , EMBODI RHYTHM
Leon Parker

1
RADIO PLAY
© 2021 Leon Parker / Embodi Jazz Maker

featuring :
Cecile Mclorin Salvant - vocals
Jacques Schwarz-Bart - saxophone

with :
Aaron Goldberg - piano
Reuben Rogers - bass
Leon Parker - embodi rhythm , drums , percussion + vocal solo

. . .

recorded by : Michael Brorby | Acoustic Studio , Brooklyn NY
2015 - 2016

produced by : Leon Parker and Aaron Goldberg




2
PRAYER
© 2021 Leon Parker / Embodi Jazz Maker

featuring :
Chiari Izzi - vocals

with :
Or Bareket - bass
Leon Parker - embodi rhythm

. . .

recorded by : Michael Brorby | Acoustic Studio , Brooklyn NY
June 24 , 2016

produced by : Leon Parker





3
EVIDENCE
© Thelonius Monk

featuring :
Mark Turner - saxophone

with :
Aaron Goldberg - piano
Yasushi Nakamura - bass
Leon Parker - drums

. . .

recorded by : Michael Brorby | Acoustic Studio , Brooklyn NY
( 2018 - 19 )

produced by : Leon Parker and Aaron Goldberg



4
AMBROSIA
© Kenny Barron

featuring :
Aaron Goldberg - piano
Gregoire Maret - harmonica

with :
Matt Penman - bass
Leon Parker - percussion , drums , embodi rhythm

. . .

recorded by : Michael Brorby | Acoustic Studio , Brooklyn NY
2015 - 16

produced by : Leon Parker and Aaron Goldberg




5
THE RHYTHM
© 2021 Leon Parker / Embodi Jazz Maker ,
Betty Rojas / Elelekua Music

featuring :
Betty Rojas - bata , percussion , bell trio
Leon Parker - bata , percussion , driving bell

. . .

recorded by : Clement Gariel | Studio Meudon , Paris
July 28 + 29 and August 4 , 2016

produced by : Leon Parker




6
SWEET and LOVELY
© Gus Arnhein, Charles N.Daniels, Harry Tobias

featuring :
Joshua Redman - saxophone

with :
Aaron Goldberg - piano
Reuben Rogers - bass
Leon Parker - drums
. . .
recorded by : Dan Feiszli | Fantasy Studio , California
2015 - 2016

produced by : Leon Parker and Aaron Goldberg




7
THROW IT AWAY  ( live )
© Abbey Lincoln

featuring :
Melanie Dahan - vocals

with :
Julia Bilat - cello
Raul Beltran - bass
Betty Rojas - pots + pans , percussion
Leon Parker - embodi rhythm , percussion
. . .
recorded by : Clement Gariel | Studio Meudon , Paris
May 24 + 25 , 2016

produced by : Leon Parker and Mehdi Benallal






8
SPIRIT GO - GO
© 2021 Leon Parker / Embodi Jazz Maker

featuring :
Leon Parker - drums , percussion
. . .
recorded by : Michael Brorby | Acoustic Studio , Brooklyn NY
( 2018 - 19 )

produced by : Leon Parker



9
DUET
© 2021 Leon Parker / Embodi Jazz Maker

featuring :
Tom Harrell - trumpet

Jacques Schwarz-Bart - saxophone
Aaron Goldberg - piano

with :

Marya Lawrence - vocals ( intro )
Leon Parker - vocals ( intro )

Rawl - steel pan ( melody, backgrounds )
Iman Pascal - steel pan ( solo)

Reuben Rogers - bass
Leon Parker - drums , percussion , embodi rhythm

. . .

recorded by : Michael Brorby | Acoustic Studio , Brooklyn NY
2015 - 2016

produced by : Leon Parker and Aaron Goldberg





10
MYSTIC JOURNEY
© 2021 Leon Parker / Embodi Jazz Maker

featuring :
Julieta Eugenio - saxophone ,
Kristiana Roemner - vocals

with :
Yasushi Nakamura - bass
Leon Parker - drums , percussion , embodi rhythm , vocals

. . .

recorded by : Michael Brorby | Acoustic Studio , Brooklyn NY
( 2018 - 19 )

produced by : Leon Parker




funding for The LEO originated through a grant from the
French American Jazz Exchange program



produced by
Leon Parker and Aaron Goldberg





recorded , mixed , mastered by
Michael Brorby | Acoustic Studio , Brooklyn NY
Clement Gariel | Studio Meudon , Paris






Leon Parker utilizes only one cymbal 

Bosphorus 21" ( tracks 1 , 4 , 6 , 9 )
Spizzichino 19 " ( tracks 3 , 8 , 10 )

as the principal focus of a minimal drumkit





lion cover photo by
Evandrea Parker



special thank you :

Aaron Goldberg
Marya Lawrence
Mehdi Benallal
Wulfhardt Muller
Louis Marks
Sofia Imbimbo
Alfie Hole