Discography

(partial listing)

As a Leader

My Kind Of Blues – 2015

Cover_LeeSmith_MyKindOfBlues_317x331Bassist Lee Smith’s second album was released in 2015. Click here to read Marty Sheller’s review, Christian McBride’s line notes, and more on the Vectordisc website.

Personnel on the album are:

Sittin’ On A Secret

Sittin' on a Secret album coverClick here to read reviews of this album on the Vectordisc Records website.

As a Side Man

With Odean Pope

Odean’s three – Odean Pope with Billy Hart & Lee Smith – 2012
Universal Sounds – Odean Pope – 2011
Plant Life – Odean Pope with Sonny Murray & Lee Smith – May 2008
Fresh Breeze – Odean Pope Quartet – January 2008
Odeans List – Odean Pope – feat. James Carter & Jeff Tain Watts – October 2008

With Various Artists

Photo: Grammy Award 1978 to Lee Smith
Lee Smith, shown here with his son, Christian, won a Grammy Award in 1978 for his contribution to “Dawn”, an album by Mongo Santamaria which won the “Best Latin Jazz” album award.

It’s Love – Miss Justine – 2016
Jazz Saxophone Classics (vol. 2 ) – Bob Fanelli – 2016
Third Stage of Elegance – Ella Gahnt – 2015
Tea for Two – Susie Meissner – 2014
Comfort and Joy – Mary Ellen Desmond – 2013
Zingaro – Terry Klienfelter – 2012
From All Sides – Larry McKenna – 2012
Marcel’s Window – Neil Leonard – 2011
Stick with me – Peppe Merolla – 2009
SWB Truth is… – Sherry Wilson Butler – 2007
Waiting for the Black Drop – Darren Keith – 2007
Simply Natural – Nina Bundy  – 2005
Lucky Thompson’s DNA, Everybody Oughta have One – 2004
Retrospective/Debut – Tom Lawton -2003
Celebrate – Barry Sames and Friends – 2003
Open the Gates – Kenny Gates – 2003
Pearl’s Pearls – Pearl Williams – 2002
The Inter-faith Jazz Fest – Rosella Washington – 2001

With Barbara Montgomery

Trinity – Barbara Montgomery – 2005
Little Sunflower – Barbara Montgomery – 2002
Dakini Land – Barbara Montgomery – 2000

With Denise King

Fever – Denise King-2001
Now… Ain’t That Love – Denise King – 1995

With Various Artists

Sylk 130-When the Funk Hits The Fan – King Brit – 2001
2001 Interfaith Jazz Festival – Joel Cardis & Digital Worx
Simply Live – Barbara Walker – 1999
Live at Odette’s – Marilyn Flanagan-1998
Awaiting the Spirit – Barry Sames Jazz Ensemble- 1998
Giant – Malik Alkabir – 1998
Comets Collide – Patti Shea – 1995
Lies – Joseph Parsons – 1995

With Mongo Santamaria

Dawn (Amanecer) Mongo Santamaria, 1978 Grammy
A La Carte – 1978 Mongo Santamaria
Red Hot – 1979 (Track – Sambita) Mongo Santamaria
Images – 1980 Mongo Santamaria
Summertime – At Montreux 1980 –Mongo Santamaria with Dizzy Gillespie & Toots Thielemans
Montreux Heat – July 19, 1980 Recorded Live at the Montreux Jazz Festival, Switzerland- Mongo Santamaria

Early Recordings With Various Artists

Alive & Kicking – The Delphonics – 1976 (Tracks, I told You So & First Thing On My Mind)
Entry Point – David Janeway – 1986
Jasmine- Jasmine 1979
Blue Magic – Blue Magic – 1974
Billy Paul Live in Europe – 1974
Right On The Tip Of My Tongue – Brenda and The Tabulations – 1971