Min Leibrook

Wilford F. (Min) Leibrook (January 18, 1903 - June 8, 1943) was an American jazz tubist and bassist.

Born in Hamilton, Ohio, Leibrook began as a cornetist before switching to tuba and bass. In the 1920s he played in the Ten Foot Band in Chicago. He played in The Wolverines in 1924 alongside Bix Beiderbecke, where he made his first recordings, and later joined the band of Arnold Johnson.

In 1927 he moved to New York City, where he played in the Paul Whiteman Orchestra until 1931. During this time he began recording on bass saxophone, mostly with small jazz groups from the Whiteman band under Beiderbecke and Frankie Trumbauer.

He worked later in the 1930s with Lennie Hayton and Eddie Duchin, mostly on string bass. In 1936 he played in the group The Three T's, with Trumbauer, Jack Teagarden, and Charlie Teagarden.

By the late 1930s, Leibrook moved to Los Angeles and worked as a bassist in radio and theaters. He never recorded as a leader.

Leibrook died at age 40 as a result of meningitis. He is buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale.

Birth and Death Data: Born January 18th, 1903 (Hamilton), Died Los Angeles

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1928

Roles Represented in DAHR: tuba, bass saxophone

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 32 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-30172 10-in. 1/12/1928 San Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, bass saxophone  
Victor BVE-41689 10-in. 2/13/1928 From Monday on Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal chorus instrumentalist, bass saxophone, tuba  
Victor CVE-41692 12-in. 2/16/1928 Three shades of blue Paul Whiteman Concert Orchestra Orchestra instrumentalist, bass saxophone  
Victor CVE-41693 12-in. 2/16/1928 Three shades of blue Paul Whiteman Concert Orchestra Orchestra instrumentalist, bass saxophone  
Victor CVE-43116 12-in. 2/27/1928 Chloe Paul Whiteman Concert Orchestra Orchestra, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, bass saxophone, tuba  
Victor CVE-43117 12-in. 2/28/1928 High water Paul Whiteman Concert Orchestra Orchestra, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, tuba  
Victor BVE-43118 10-in. 2/28/1928 Sugar Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, tuba  
Victor CVE-43119 12-in. 2/29/1928 Sea burial Paul Whiteman Concert Orchestra Orchestra instrumentalist, tuba  
Victor BVE-43120 10-in. 2/29/1928 When you're with somebody else Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, tuba  
Victor CVE-43122 12-in. 3/1/1928 Ol' Man River Paul Whiteman Concert Orchestra ; Paul Robeson Orchestra, with mixed vocal chorus and soloist instrumentalist, tuba  
Victor CVE-43124 12-in. 3/2/1928 A study in blue Paul Whiteman Concert Orchestra Orchestra instrumentalist, tuba  
Victor BVE-43125 10-in. 3/2/1928 Coquette Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, tuba  
Victor BVE-43138 10-in. 3/12/1928 When Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal chorus instrumentalist, tuba  
Victor BVE-43139 10-in. 3/12/1928 Down in old Havana town Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, tuba  
Victor BVE-43140 10-in. 3/12/1928 I'm winging home (Like a bird that's on the wing) Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal chorus instrumentalist, tuba  
Victor CVE-43141 12-in. 3/13/1928 Metropolis Paul Whiteman Concert Orchestra Orchestra instrumentalist, tuba  
Victor CVE-43142 12-in. 3/13/1928 Metropolis Paul Whiteman Concert Orchestra Orchestra instrumentalist, tuba  
Victor CVE-43143 12-in. 3/14/1928 Metropolis Paul Whiteman Concert Orchestra Orchestra instrumentalist, tuba  
Victor BVE-43145 10-in. 3/15/1928 Lovable Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, tuba, bass saxophone  
Victor CVE-43149 12-in. 3/17/1928 Metropolis Paul Whiteman Concert Orchestra Orchestra instrumentalist, tuba  
Victor BVE-43659 10-in. 4/21/1928 In my bouquet of memories Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal chorus instrumentalist, tuba  
Victor BVE-43660 10-in. 4/21/1928 I'm afraid of you Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, tuba  
Victor BVE-43661 10-in. 4/21/1928 My angel Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio instrumentalist, tuba  
Victor BVE-43662 10-in. 4/22/1928 My pet Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal chorus instrumentalist, tuba, bass saxophone  
Victor BVE-43663 10-in. 4/22/1928 It was the dawn of love Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal quartet instrumentalist, tuba  
(Results 1-25 of 32 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Leibrook, Min," accessed October 25, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/112163.

Leibrook, Min. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 25, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/112163.

"Leibrook, Min." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 25 October 2020.

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