2013 Will Lee – Love, Gratitude And Other Distractions

lee-will-2012Love, Gratitude And Other Distractions is a solo album by Will Lee, released in 2013

William Franklin “Will” Lee IV (born September 8, 1952) is an American musician and bassist, best known for his work on the CBS television program Late Show with David Letterman as part of the CBS Orchestra.


1  Gratitude (Will Lee, Leni Stern, Willie Nile) 4:09
2  Get Out Of My Life Woman (Allen Toussaint) 5:33
3  Miss Understanding (Will Lee) 5:42
4  Papounets Ride (Will Lee, Dave Delhomme) 4:19
5  Fooled Him (Will Lee, Oli Rockberger) 5:18
6  Shahara (Will Lee) 6:45
7  123 (Leonard Borisoff, John Madara, David White) 3:42
8  Simple Way To Say I Love You (Will Lee, John Tropea) 5:47
9  Natives (Will Lee, Horace Silver, Oli Rockberger) 4:09
10  Smile (Charlie Chaplin, John Turner, Geoffrey Parsons) 3:03


1 Gratitude

BassWill Lee
DrumsChris Parker
Guitar (solo)Pat Metheny
GuitarLeni Stern
NgoniLeni Stern
SynthesizerWill Lee
TromboneGiulio Carmassi
TrumpetJeff Kievit
VocalsWill Lee

2 Get Out Of My Life Woman

BassWill Lee
DrumsShawn Pelton
GuitarBilly Gibbons
OrganWill Lee
SynthesizerWill Lee
VocalsWill Lee
VocalsBilly Gibbons

3 Miss Understanding

BassWill Lee
DrumsTommy Allen
Acoustic GuitarHugh McCracken
OrganKenny White
PianoKenny White
PercussionWill Lee
Background VocalsMark Hudson
Background VocalsLarry Hoppen
VocalsWill Lee
VocalsChrissy Amphlett

4 Papounets Ride

BassWill Lee
DrumsNarada Michael Walden
PianoBob James
ProgrammingWill Lee
Fender RhodesDave Delhomme
SynthesizerDave Delhomme

5 Fooled Him

BassWill Lee
DrumsSteve Gadd
GuitarChuck Loeb
KeyboardsOli Rockberger
PercussionShawn Pelton
VocalsWill Lee

6 Shahara

BassWill Lee
DrumsZach Danziger
KoraYacouba Sissoko
KeyboardsMitchell Forman
CelloDave Eggar
ViolaLouise Schulman
ProgrammingMitchell Forman
Talking DrumsKofo Ayananfowora
Background VocalsTabitha Fair
VocalsWill Lee

7 123

BassWill Lee
DrumsChris Parker
GuitarWill Lee
KeyboardsGiulio Carmassi
ProgrammingGiulio Carmassi
PianoAkiko Yano
ClarinetGiulio Carmassi
SaxGiulio Carmassi
TrumpetGiulio Carmassi
VocalsWill Lee
VocalsAkiko Yano

8 Simple Way To Say I Love You

BassWill Lee
DrumsPeter Erskine
GuitarJohn Tropea
SynthesizerWill Lee
KeyboardsOli Rockberger
HarmonicaGary Schreiner

9 Natives

BassWill Lee
DrumsSteve Gadd
Guitar (solo)Steve Lukather
GuitarOz Noy
KeyboardsDavid Garfield
SynthesizerCJ Vanston
ProgrammingWill Lee
VocalsWill Lee

10 Smile

BassWill Lee
GuitarChuck Loeb

Liner Notes

Arrangements – Will Lee (Tracks 4, 8, 9)
Arrangements – Dave Delhomme (Track 4)
Arrangements – Mitch Forman (Track 6)
Arrangements (Strings) – Gil Goldstein (Track 6)
Arrangements – Giulio Carmassi (Track 7)
Arrangements – Oli Rockberger (Track 8)
Arrangements – David Garfield (Track 9)