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Leon Abramson (born 6 January 1925 - 20 April 1992),[1] known as Lee Abrams was a jazz drummer, brother of Ray Abrams, the jazz saxophonist.[2]

Life[edit | edit source]

Abrams was born in New York City, and was raised in Brooklyn, his father played the violin and clarinet.[3] He joined the army in 1943. He was discharged in 1946.[4]

He played with Roy Eldridge. On 52nd Street he played with Coleman Hawkins, Eddie Lockjaw Davis and Jay Jay Johnson.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Feather, Leonard; Gitler, Ira (2007) (in en). The Biographical Encyclopedia of Jazz. Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780199886401. https://books.google.com/books?id=KEHGs88c-aAC&pg=PT33&lpg=PT33&dq=Leon+Abramson+jazz&source=bl&ots=7UF4KIdSG4&sig=YLf0JAHt59DH1yCV91ASZwshdmY&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiX7Ij66JDbAhVL7oMKHXcuCj8Q6AEILzAC#v=onepage&q=Leon%20Abramson%20jazz&f=false. 
  2. Martin Harry Greenberg (1979). The Jewish lists: physicists and generals, actors and writers, and hundreds of other lists of accomplished Jews. Schocken Books. p. 159. 
  3. The Encyclopedia of Jazz. Editor, Leonard Feather. Horizon Press, 1956. p. 75. 
  4. Walter Bruyninckx. 60 years of recorded jazz, 1917-1977. 1. Bruyninckx. p. A-10. 

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