Harry Leahey Discography

Compiled by Michael Fitzgerald
First published November 1997

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Harry Leahey was born on September 1, 1935 in Plattsburgh, NY and died on August 12, 1990.

Thanks to contributors:

Jim Bourne, Wellington Choy, Peter Smithson

Special thanks to all the staff at the Rutgers Institute of Jazz Studies where I had access to virtually every issue listed in the discography as well as the various relevant published sources.


General discographies: All-Music Guide, Bruyninckx, Lord, Raben

Biographical Sketch from Live From The Showboat

Born: Plattsburgh, New York, September 1, 1935

Harry started playing guitar in 1949 at the age of 13. He has studied with such guitar notables as Johnny Smith and Dennis Sandole. He also studied theory and harmony at the Manhattan School of Music in New York City.

Since then, Harry has worked with numerous jazz groups including Ira Sullivan, Eric Kloss, Gerry Mulligan, Jack Six, Mike Melillo’s “In Free Association,” Al Cohn, and his own trio which appears locally in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York.

Along with his playing, Harry has built a flourishing teaching practice at his home. He is the most recent addition to Phil’s group, joining in August 1976.

Harry Leahey died on August 12, 1990.

Read Phil Woods’s liner notes for the Silver Threads album

Read Harry’s liner notes for his Unaccompanied Guitar album