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The Leaders discography

This is a discography of albums released by The Leaders. The group formed in 1985. The founder members were Lester Bowie, Arthur Blythe, Chico Freeman, Kirk Lightsey, Cecil McBee, and Famoudou Don Moye. This line-up released four albums plus a Leaders Trio album featuring only Kirk Lightsey, Cecil McBee, and Famoudou Don Moye.

A new version of The Leaders formed in 2007 with Chico Freeman and Cecil McBee from the original line-up joined by Eddie Henderson, Bobby Watson, Fred Harris, and Billy Hart.


The Leaders discography

Mudfoot, The Leaders, 1986, Black Hawk

Tracks : Miss Nancy, Elaborations, Midnite Train, Freedom Swing Song, Song of Her, Mudfoot, Cupid

Musicians : Lester Bowie, Chico Freeman, Arthur Blythe, Kirk Lightsey, Cecil McBee, Don Moye

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Out Here Like This, The Leaders, 1989, Black Saint 0119

Tracks : Zero, Luna, Cool, Donkey Dust, Portraits, Felicite, Loves I Once Knew

Musicians : Lester Bowie, Chico Freeman, Arthur Blythe, Kirk Lightsey, Cecil McBee, Don Moye

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Unforeseen Blessings, The Leaders, 1989, Black Saint 0129

Tracks : In A Minute, Hip Dripper, Sun Precondition Five, The Search, Lightish, Sun Precondition Six, Peacemaker, Wait A Minute, Agadir, Heavens Dance, Now A Moment, Lucia, Blueberry Hill

Musicians : Lester Bowie, Chico Freeman, Arthur Blythe, Kirk Lightsey, Cecil McBee, Don Moye

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Heaven Dance, The Leaders Trio, 1989, Sunnyside

Tracks : Peacemaker, Uncle Bubba, Cecil To Cecil, This Is All I Ask, Heaven Dance, Little Big John, Fresh Air, Ode To Wilbur Ware

Musicians : Kirk Lightsey, Cecil McBee, Don Moye

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Slipping And Sliding, The Leaders, 1994, Sound Hills

Tracks : Slipping And Sliding, Everything Changed, Fukawe T, High Summer, Louisa, Blues On The Bottom, Mist, Drums Til Don

Musicians : Lester Bowie, Chico Freeman, Arthur Blythe, Kirk Lightsey, Cecil McBee, Don Moye

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Spirits Alike, The Leaders, 2007, Double Moon

Tracks : Deep Pockets, Evolution, Spirits Alike, Consequence, The Ascended One, Remembering Bob C Vol. 1, Lullaby For Imka, Lady Bugg, Alas Poor John, Remembering Bob C Vol. 2

Musicians : Eddie Henderson, Chico Freeman, Bobby Watson, Fred Harris, Cecil McBee, Billy Hart

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The Complete Remastered Recordings On Black Saint & Soul Note, Lester Bowie, 2010, Black Saint/Soul Note

Tracks : The 5th Power: Sardegna Amore (New Is Full Of Lonely People), 3 In 1, Bbb, God Has Smiled On Me, The 5th Power (Finale) / Out Here Like This: Zero, Luna, Cool T, Donkey Dust, Portraits, Félicité, Loves I Once Knew / Unforeseen Blessings: In A Minute, Hip Dripper, Sun Precondition Five,The Search, Lightish, Sun Precondition Six, Peacemaker, Wait A Minute, Agadir, Heaven Dance, Now A Moment, Lucia, Blueberry Hill

This 3 CD set combines the Lester Bowie album The 5th Power with two albums by The Leaders: Out Here Like This and Unforseen Blessings.

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Last updated May 2015