Discography

Discography (partial)

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My Kind Of Blues – 2015

Bassist 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:

Lee Smith, Acoustic Bass
Anthony Wonsey, Piano
Joe Magnarelli, Flugal Horn & Trumpet
Tim Warfield, Soprano Saxophone
Marc Adler, Flute
Justin Faulkner, Drums (Tracks 1, 2, 4, 7)
Byron Landham, Drums (Tracks 3, 5, 6, 8)
Doc Gibbs, Percussions (Tracks 3, 5, 6)

Sittin' on a Secret album coverSittin’ On A Secret

Click 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

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

Photo: Grammy Award 1978 to Lee Smith

Lee Smith, shown here with his son, Christian, received a gold record for his contribution to “Dawn”, an album by Mongo Santamaria which won a grammy in 1978 for “Best Latin Jazz Recording”.

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