Faith In The New Day

Faith in the New Day is a sentiment that I have wanted to express through my music for quite some time. It’s finally happened in large part with my faith in all of those involved in this project. Their contributions were invaluable. Each new day presents a new opportunity to move forward in any direction. Welcome this opportunity. Faith does not grow unless it’s challenged. Expect these challenges because they will come.

Keep the faith. Lee

A Note from Chris:
“I’m going to assume that you, the listener, no longer need me to tell you what an amazing bass player my dad is. All you have to do is listen to the recordings he’s played on throughout his career and his previous two solo releases. However, I can’t help but be so incredibly impressed with his prolific writing and arranging skills. Those skills just seem to continue to evolve on this, his third recording as a leader. Transcendent composers write singable, memorable melodies that capture the ears and imaginations of both the jazz connoisseur and the casual listener. With songs like “Child’s Play,” “Lo Siento,” “Faith in the New Day” and “Roll Call,” I certainly think he fits the bill of a transcendent composer. Oh, and by the way, lest we forget, he’s really killin’ it on the bass, too!”
– Christian McBride

Lee Smith, Acoustic Bass
Anthony Wonsey, Piano
Marc Adler, Flute
Terell Stafford, Flugelhorn (Tracks 3,4,5,6)
Tim Warfield, Soprano sax (Tracks 3, 4, 5, 6, 8)
Justin Faulkner, Drums (Tracks 3,4,5,6)
Joe Magnarelli, Flugelhorn (Tracks 1, 2, 7,8)
Nasir Dickerson, Soprano sax (Tracks 1,2,7)
Craig McIver, Drums (Tracks 1, 2, 7)
Byron “Wookie” Landham, Drums (Track 8)
Daryl Burgee, Percussions, (Track 5, 6)
Leonard “Doc” Gibbs, Congas, (Track 5, 6)
Recorded, mixed & mastered at: Morningstar Studio, East Norriton, PA; Glenn Barratt, Engineer
Producer: Lee Smith | Co-producer: Lynette Connor
Original Compositions published by: LEENET Music Publishing © ℗