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Tommy Igoe & The Buddy Rich Big Band (with Will Lee): The Chicken
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Tommy Igoe & The Buddy Rich Big Band (with Will Lee): The Chicken

Back in 2013, Tommy Igoe performed with The Buddy Rich Big Band. In this clip, they perform Pee Wee Ellis’ tune, “The Chicken.” Will Lee lays down some seriously great bass on this one.

Final Dr. John Album to Feature Will Lee on Bass
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Final Dr. John Album to Feature Will Lee on Bass

The world lost a musical icon with the passing of Dr. John. However, a new Rolling Stone article explains that the New Orleans pianist recorded one final album before his death. We also now know that Will Lee provided the low end.

Lisa Maxwell’s “Shiny!” Features Will Lee, Mark Egan, and David Finck
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Lisa Maxwell’s “Shiny!” Features Will Lee, Mark Egan, and David Finck

Composer/arranger Lisa Maxwell has released an album that serves as a tribute to the late trumpeter Lew Soloff. “Shiny!” features a who’s who of musicians that all had a connection with Soloff - including bassists Will Lee, Mark Egan, and David Finck.

Steve Lukather with Will Lee: Georgy Porgy
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Steve Lukather with Will Lee: Georgy Porgy

Will Lee recently posted this video on Facebook, and I’m glad he did. The former Late Show bassist sings and dishes out a smooth-as-butter bass line on a classic Toto song, “Georgy Porgy.” Get ready to groove.

Oz Noy’s “Booga Looga Loo” Features Will Lee, James Genus, and John Patitucci
New Albums

Oz Noy’s “Booga Looga Loo” Features Will Lee, James Genus, and John Patitucci

Guitarist Oz Noy’s new album, “Booga Looga Loo,” is now available. Noy’s impressive guitar work is supported by an unbelievable cast of musicians, including Will Lee, James Genus, and John Patitucci.

Oz Noy: Chocolate Souffle
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Oz Noy: Chocolate Souffle

Oz Noy has a new album coming out called “Booga Looga Loo” on March 15th. Check out this clip of “Chocolate Souffle” with John Patitucci holding down a solid shuffle with drummer Vinnie Colaiuta. Patitucci also throws down on an epic solo at the 3:48 mark.

Bass of the Week: Sadowsky Guitars NYC Will Lee 5-String
Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: Sadowsky Guitars NYC Will Lee 5-String

One of the great things about writing the Bass of the Week column is that builders send us photos of some of their best work. This recent Sadowsky NYC Will Lee 5-string hit my inbox and stopped me in my tracks. Built with a chambered swamp ash body, the bass’s candy apple orange finish and black pearl pickguard are enough...

Oz Noy, Will Lee, and Stefano Volpe: Wisps
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Oz Noy, Will Lee, and Stefano Volpe: Wisps

Will Lee is rounding out 2017 with a funky little video for the song “Wisps”. Written by drummer Stefano Volpe, it also features Lee’s jamming buddy Oz Noy on guitar. The bassist kicks off the video with his signature brand of humor before laying down a nicely syncopated groove. Volpe shared his gratitude on Facebook by writing, “Mr. Will Lee...

Beneath The Bassline Documentary Coming Soon
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Beneath The Bassline Documentary Coming Soon

Bassists will be getting their due in a new documentary called Beneath The Bassline. Directed by Nick Wells, the film features loads of interview time with some of the greatest bass players in the world. Wells traveled to Fodera Guitars, Sadowsky Guitars, and Aguilar Amplification in New York to get the scoop on gear and meet up with bassists Will...

Will Lee’s Family: Georgy Porgy
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Will Lee’s Family: Georgy Porgy

In 2012, Will Lee performed at the Cotton Club in Tokyo, along with Steve Gadd, Chuck Loeb, Giulio Carmassi, and Oli Rockberger. Here’s a tune from that set, with the band covering Toto’s hit song, “Georgy Porgy.”