Eric Leeds


Eric Leeds

Eric Leeds is an American jazz and funk musician who plays the saxophone and other woodwind and brass instruments. He is best known for his work with Prince.

His brother, Alan Leeds, was the tour manager for Prince in the early 1980s and introduced his brother to Prince not long after the "Purple Rain" tour. Prince was impressed by Leeds' talents and featured him in the band The Family in 1985. The band was short-lived, but Prince invited Leeds into The Revolution for his "Parade" tour. Leeds brought along long-time friend Matt Blistan, who was renamed Atlanta Bliss by Prince.

After the breakup of The Revolution, Prince retained Leeds and Bliss for his succeeding band and used their talents greatly over his next three albums. Bliss left the fold in 1989 but Leeds lent his talents to Madhouse and various Prince projects throughout the years.

In 1991, Leeds released the album "Times Squared" on Prince's Paisley Park Records, which incorporated rock, pop and jazz sounds. [ [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:kbfuxqe5ldhe allmusic ((( Times Square > Overview ))) ] ] The tracks that Leeds chose for the album were recorded between 1985 and 1988. [ [http://www.housequake.com/view.php?s=&pg=discography_eric_leeds_times_squared Prince Discography - Eric Leeds - Times Squared ] ] A second album, entitled "Things Left Unsaid", was released in 1993 with one Prince contribution.

Discography

olo albums

* "Times Squared" (February 19, 1991)
* "Things Left Unsaid" (February 16, 1993)
* "Now & Again" (October 31, 2000)

Prince albums

*Parade (Prince) (1986)
*Sign 'O' the times (Prince) (1987)
*Black Album (Prince) (1988)
*LoveSexy (Prince) (1988)
*Batman Soundtrack (Prince) (1989)
*Scandalous Sex Suite 12" (Prince) (1989)
*One Nite Alone (Prince) (live 2002)
*N.E.W.S. (Prince) (2003)

External links

* [http://www.myspace.com/ericleeds Myspace]

References


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