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Max Leake

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Max Leake began his musical training at age six. By the time he was 15, he was working with local Pittsburgh bands and backing up national acts in local supper clubs. At the age of 18, Max was traveling around the country with acts such as the "Ink Spots" and the "Marcels". Max spent time playing in show-bands in the Catskill Mountains of New York backing up variety acts, comedians and singers. He also cruised around the Western hemisphere as house pianist in the showbands on many different Princess Cruise ships. In 1985 he released his self-produced album "Buns in the Sun" on Visionary Records, a record label started by Max and Mike Hurzon (owner of the "Tracking Station", an independent record promotion company)

Album

My Take

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2021
Track listing: Violets for Your Furs; Sophisticated Lady; Pannonica; You Walk with Me; La Vie in Rose.

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Article: Album Review

Mary Kay Riley: My Take

Read "My Take" reviewed by Jack Bowers


Actress and singer Mary Kay Riley dips her toes gingerly into the recording pool with My Take, an amiable yet concise album whose five songs encompass a total playing time of twenty minutes. This may (or may not) be Riley's first such endeavor, as there are no liner notes and scant information about her on the ...

Album

Trios

Label: Corona
Released: 2004
Track listing: Funk in Deep Freeze; Heart Song; Morning Star; Just you, Just Me; A Time for Love; Both Sides Now; Three and One; Virgo; Harlequin; Menina Flor; Dienda; Serenata; Crazeology

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Article: Album Review

Max Leake: Trios

Read "Trios" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza


This is pianist Max Leake's second release as a leader, after 1985's Buns in the Sun. Between the two, Leake has led a busy life as a musician, playing on thirteen records as a sideman. If that wasn't enough, he has also composed music and produced albums for other performers. If you would like to know ...


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