Love, Gratitude and Other Distractions

Love, Gratitude and Other Distractions

Announcing my new CD – “Love, Gratitude and Other Distractions”. A collection of emotions, grooves & songs featuring a treasure trove of talented friends. Check out this new video for Fooled Him the first single for this new release.

1. GRATITUDE 4:07

Music by Will Lee & Leni Stern, Lyrics by Will Lee & Willie Nile (Ketchup Moon & Stars Publishing/BMI, Leni Stern Music/SESAC & Willie Nile Music/ASCAP)
WILL LEE – Vocals, Fretless Bass, SynthProgramming
PAUL SHAFFER – Organ
LENI STERN – Ngoni, Rhythm Guitar
CHRIS PARKER – Drums
JEFF KIEVIT – Trumpet
GIULIO CARMASSI – Trombones
PAT METHENY – Solo

2. GET OUT OF MY LIFE WOMAN (featuring Billy Gibbons) 5:32

Music and Lyrics by Allen Toussaint (Screen Gems/EMI)
WILL LEE – Vocals, Bass, Guitar, Synth Programming, Organ
BILLY GIBBONS – Vocals, Rhythm & Solo Guitars
ALLEN TOUSSAINT – Piano
SHAWN PELTON – Drums

3. MISS UNDERSTANDING 5:41

Music and Lyrics by Will Lee (Ketchup Moon & Stars Publishing/BMI)
WILL LEE – Vocals, Bass, Percussion
HUGH MC CRACKEN – Acoustic Guitar
KENNY WHITE – Piano & Organ
LARRY CAMPBELL – Pedal Steel Guitar
TOMMY ALLEN – Drums
MARK HUDSON & LARRY HOPPEN – Background Vocals
CHRISSY AMPHLETT – Solo Vocal

4. PAPOUNET’S RIDE 4:17

Music and Arrangement by Will Lee & Dave Delhomme (Ketchup Moon & Stars Publishing/BMI & Delhomme Music/ASCAP)
WILL LEE – Bass & Programming
BOB JAMES – Piano Solo, Electric Piano & Synth
DAVID DELHOMME – Rhodes & Synth
NARADA MICHAEL WALDEN – Drums

5. FOOLED HIM 5:17

Music and Lyrics Will Lee & Oli Rockberger, Arrangement by Will Lee (Ketchup Moon & Stars Publishing/BMI & Oli Road Music ASCAP)
WILL LEE – Vocals, Bass
CHUCK LOEB – Guitars
OLI ROCKBERGER – Keyboard
STEVE GADD – Drums
SHAWN PELTON – Shaker

6. SHAHARA 6:44

Music and Lyrics by Will Lee (Ketchup Moon & Stars Publishing/BMI)
Arrangement by Mitch Forman
String Arrangement by Gil Goldstein
WILL LEE – Vocals, Fretless Bass
MITCH FORMAN – Keyboards & Programming
ZACH DANZIGER – Drums
YACOUBA SISSOKO – Kora
KOFO AYANANFOWORA (The Wonder Man) – Talking Drum
TABITHA FAIR – Solo & Background Vocals
NEAL COOMER – Background Vocals
DAVE EGGAR – Cello
LOUISE SCHULMAN – Viola

7. 1,2,3 (featuring Akiko Yano) 3:40

Music by Leonard Borisoff and Lyrics by Leonard Borisoff, John Madara & David White (Jobete Music Co Inc, Songs of Universal Inc., Sony/ATV Songs LLC & OBO MIJAC Music)
Arrangement by Giulio Carmassi
WILL LEE – Vocals, Bass, Wah Wah Guitar
AKIKO YANO – Vocals, Piano
CHRIS PARKER – Drums
GIULIO CARMASSI – Cello, Tenor Saxophones, Muted Trumpets, Clarinets, Keyboards & Keyboard Programming

8. SIMPLE WAY TO SAY I LOVE YOU 5:45

Music by Will Lee & John Tropea (Ketchup Moon & Stars Publishing/BMI & San Tropea Music/BMI)
Arrangement by Will Lee & Oli Rockberger
WILL LEE – Fretless Bass, Bass, Synth
OLI ROCKBERGER – Keyboard
GARY SCHREINER – Harmonica
JOHN TROPEA – Guitar
PETER ERSKINE – Drums

9. NATIVES 4:07

Music by Will Lee & Horace Silver derived from an excerpt of “The Natives Are Restless Tonight”
Lyrics by Will Lee & Oli Rockberger (Ketchup Moon & Stars Publishing/ASCAP, Oli Road Music/ASCAP Ecaroh Music/ASCAP)
Arrangement by Will Lee & David Garfield
WILL LEE – Vocals, Bass, Programming
DAVID GARFIELD – Keyboards
CJ VANSTON – Additional Synths
STEVE LUKATHER – Guitar Solo
OZ NOY – Guitar
STEVE GADD – Drums

10. SMILE 3:03

Smile Music by Charlie Chaplin and Lyrics by John Turner & Goeffrey Parsons (Bourne Co.)
WILL LEE – Bass
CHUCK LOEB – Guitar