Music

Welcome to my music. My career has encompassed all aspects of musical activity. In my view the Horn is indispensable to all styles. It has strident as well as heroic and romantic moods. Most definitely a sound to be influenced by.

Below you sample my solo album by clicking on the links provided and purchase it as an album or by individual tracks as required.

Happy listening!

CD – Under The Influence

Dave Lee - Under The Influence

Virtuoso horn player, Dave Lee, explores his musical passions and influences from David Bowie to Eric Satie and from Pink Floyd to Michael Nyman, taking in Peter Maxwell Davies and Kurt Weill along the way. Featuring the seminal vocalist, Skye, from Morcheeba, this is a truly outstanding album with extraordinary virtuoso horn playing and arrangements of real quality. Dedicated to the memory of his father, Dave Lee also pays homage to his great friend Michael Kamen who sadly passed away earlier in 2004.

1Shine On You Crazy DiamondPink Floyd
2BirdlandWeather Report
3The First Time Ever I Saw Your FaceEwan MacColl
Suite from the film “The Ogre”Michael Nyman
4(i) Abel’s Fate
5(ii) Meeting the Moose
6(iii) Into the Woods
7(iv) Masuria
8Table e TrompaJaco Pastorius
9Mack the KnifeKurt Weill
10Blood CountBilly Strayhorn
11Sea EaglePeter Maxwell Davies
12Psalm (Celan Songs)Michael Nyman
13Gymnopedie No. 1Erik Satie
14ColMorcheeba
15Spiegel im SpiegelArvo Pärt
16Life on MarsDavid Bowie

Free Download – “Sir Duke”

“Sir Duke” – Stevie Wonder arr. George Hart. Recorded and mixed at Joe and Co. 2001.

A favourite chorus of mine, I always wanted to play it. As horn players it doesn’t come our way. This track was done for my solo album “Under the Influence” but sadly didn’t make the final album list.

It was arranged by George Hart, the very talented son of Paul. He plays drums on this with his dad on keyboards. Other notables are Mitch Dalton (“hardest thing I’ve ever had to play!!”) on guitar, Derek Watkins on trumpet, Andy Mackintosh on alto sax and a singer, whose name I can’t remember, who turned up for a session and got royally roasted!! If you are reading this – THANKS and get in touch!!

I gave George a free hand to play with the piece. He moves it well out of the comfort zone for us all – especially with the time!

Many thanks to all involved.

Dave

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