Leon Merian (17 September 1923 – 15 August 2007) was an American jazz trumpeter and teacher. Dizzy Gillespie described his playing as "One of the most beautiful sounds you'll ever hear." Merian was also a French teacher and public school administrator.

Birth and Death Data: Born September 17, 1923 (Braintree), Died August 15, 2007

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1946 - 1958

Roles Represented in DAHR: trumpet

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 52 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 73395 2/26/1946 How big can you get Lucky Millinder Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 73396 2/26/1946 More, more, more Lucky Millinder Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 73397 2/26/1946 There's good blues tonight Lucky Millinder Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 73398 2/26/1946 Shorty's got to go Lucky Millinder Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 73399 2/26/1946 Chittlin' switch Lucky Millinder Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 73561 5/10/1946 Fare Thee well Deacon Jones Lucky Millinder Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 73861 4/11/1947 You can't put out a fire Lucky Millinder Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 73862 4/11/1947 The spider and the fly Lucky Millinder Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 73863 4/11/1947 Let it roll Lucky Millinder Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 73864 4/11/1947 Begging for love Lucky Millinder Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 81296 7/20/1951 If, if, if you were mine Gladys Bruce instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 81297 7/20/1951 I've got the blues for my baby Gladys Bruce instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 81298 7/20/1951 Trinidad Daddy Gladys Bruce instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 81299 7/20/1951 The right kind of feeling Gladys Bruce instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 102267 4/15/1957 Swizzle time Alan Freed Rock 'n' Roll Band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 102268 4/15/1957 Late hours Alan Freed Rock 'n' Roll Band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 102269 4/15/1957 You for me Alan Freed Rock 'n' Roll Band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 102270 4/15/1957 Readin', writin' and rockin' Alan Freed Rock 'n' Roll Band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 102279 4/16/1957 Three bad men Alan Freed Rock 'n' Roll Band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 102280 4/16/1957 Gumbo rock Alan Freed Rock 'n' Roll Band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 102281 4/16/1957 Kissing rock Alan Freed Rock 'n' Roll Band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 102282 4/16/1957 Sweet potato pie Alan Freed Rock 'n' Roll Band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 102283 4/17/1957 The street Alan Freed Rock 'n' Roll Band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 102284 4/17/1957 Mr. Onion head Alan Freed Rock 'n' Roll Band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 102285 4/17/1957 Ease down Alan Freed Rock 'n' Roll Band instrumentalist, trumpet  
(Results 1-25 of 52 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Merian, Leon," accessed January 16, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/331266.

Merian, Leon. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 16, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/331266.

"Merian, Leon." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 16 January 2022.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/331266

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