Leo Mathisen

Leo Mathisen

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Leo "The Lion" Mathisen (10 October 1906 – 16 December 1969) was a Danish jazz pianist, composer, arranger, singer and bandleader. He was a leading figure of the thriving Danish scene during the years around World War II—a period which has been labeled the Golden Age of Danish Jazz—and he is considered to be one of most significant and original jazz musicians of his day.

Mathisen's main source of inspiration was Fats Waller, both for his piano playing and singing, but the later years of his career saw some Bebop influence. His nickname is a reference to his first name as well as MGM's mascot Leo the Lion. He is also remembered for his characteristic appearance with his flat, centrally parted hair, his thin mustache and, most notably, his fondness for large cigars.
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Leo Mathisen Discography Tracks

Albums

SLP 411 Leo Mathisen Danish Jazz Vol. 2 - Leo Mathisen 1944-45(LP, Mono) Storyville SLP 411 UK & Europe 1977 Sell This Version

Compilations

Leo "The Lion" Mathisen* Take It Easy (Comp) Odeon Denmark 1970 Sell This Version
7489722 Leo Mathisen How-How(CD, Comp) EMI (Dansk-Engelsk) A/S 7489722 Denmark 1988 Sell This Version
7489712 Leo Mathisen Take It Easy. Vol 1(CD, Comp) EMI 7489712 Denmark 1988 Sell This Version
CM 03001 Leo Mathisen Take It Easy(CD, Comp) Casa (4) CM 03001 Denmark 2003 Sell This Version
Leo Mathisen Take It Easy / How How (Comp) EMI, Odeon, Odeon Denmark Unknown Sell This Version
Leo Mathisen How-How (Comp) Odeon Denmark Unknown Sell This Version
LPM 30007 Leo Mathisen, Kai Ewans, Peter Rasmussen, Svend Asmussen Leo Mathisen, Kai Ewans, Peter Rasmussen, Svend Asmussen - Den Gyldne Swingtid(LP, Comp) Tono LPM 30007 Denmark Unknown Sell This Version
LPB 31051 Kai Ewans / Leo Mathisen / Svend Asmussen / Peter Rasmussen Kai Ewans / Leo Mathisen / Svend Asmussen / Peter Rasmussen - Swingtime(LP, Comp) Tono LPB 31051 Denmark Unknown Sell This Version

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