Lee O. (Mickey) Bass III
is a Bass Violinist, Composer,Arranger, Producer who's professional career includes working and touring with Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers off and on from 1964 through 1973. Lee worked and toured with Gloria Lynne from 1965 through1972 most of the time as her musical director and subsequently arranged, composed, and conducted ten compositions for Gloria Lynne.
Mickey also worked and toured with Carmen McCrae in1967, and worked and toured with Billy Eckstine 1968through 1969. He played and recorded with David Amram,Freddie Hubbard, Bobby Timmons, Sonny Rollins,Charles Mingus, Kenny Dorham, Joe Henderson, Ray Bryant, Sonny Stitt, Jackie McLean, and Miriam Makeba.
Mickey has orchestrated, arranged, and conducted music by H. Q. Thomas for “Langston” and orchestrated,arranged, and conducted music for three dance sequences, which were both part of a WETA – TV production called “A Night At Ellington”. The music for the whole production dance and theater won an Emmy in 1979.