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Les Spann

g, fl, 1932-1989 US, Pine Bluff, Arkansas
Musician of Jazz and R&B/Soul
A.k.a. Leslie L. Spann jr.

Leslie Spann, Jr. (May 23, 1932 - January 24, 1989) was an American jazz guitarist and flautist.Spann was born in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, United States.He studied flute and music education at Tennessee State University from 1950 to 1957. He then played with Phineas Newborn (1957), Ronnell Bright (1958), and Dizzy Gillespie, with whom he performed on two Verve Records albums. Spann toured Europe in 1959-61, playing with Quincy Jones, Abbey Lincoln, Ben Webster, Duke Ellington, and Johnny Hodges. He led a quintet for a recording in 1960; his sidemen for the session included Julius Watkins and Tommy Flanagan. He also recorded with Nat Adderley, Benny Bailey, Randy Weston, Curtis Fuller, Charlie Shavers, Red Garland, Jerome Richardson, Wild Bill Davis, Charles Mingus, Duke Pearson, Sonny Stitt,

        
Instruments
  • Guitar
  • Flute
Genres
  • Jazz
  • R&B/Soul
  • Soundtrack
Popular Tracks   
Smile on Gemini by Les Spann
Con Alma on Gemini by Les Spann
Q's Dues Blues on Gemini by Les Spann
It Might As Well Be Spring on Gemini by Les Spann
(There Is) No Greater Love on Gemini by Les Spann
Afterthought on Gemini by Les Spann
Stockholm Sweetnin' on Gemini by Les Spann
Blues For Gemini on Gemini by Les Spann

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Band Members
Discography
Title Artist Year Type
Blue HodgeJohnny Hodges / Wild Bill Davis Featuring Les Spann & Mundell Lowe2007Compil.
Smile/Blues For GeminiLes Spann1961Single
GeminiLes Spann1961Album
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