Lenny McBrowne

Leonard Louis "Lenny" McBrowne (born January 24, 1933) is an American jazz drummer. He was a prolific hard bop drummer with a recording career that started in the 1950s and ended in the mid 1970s. As a bandleader he fronted Lenny McBrowne and the Four Souls, which released two albums in 1960. A disciple of Max Roach, McBrowne was often compared to Chico Hamilton due to the "suavely exotic tendencies of his solo work". Among McBrowne's own disciples is avant-garde drummer Andrew Cyrille.

Birth and Death Data: Born January 24, 1933 (Brooklyn), Died October 4, 1980

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1959

Roles Represented in DAHR: drums

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Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca L 11421 3/12/1959 To blow is to know Fred Katz and his Jammers instrumentalist, drums  
Decca L 11422 3/12/1959 Imagination Irish Rovers, The instrumentalist, drums  
Decca L 11423 3/12/1959 Feeling the blues Fred Katz and his Jammers instrumentalist, drums  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "McBrowne, Lenny," accessed May 30, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/330519.

McBrowne, Lenny. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 30, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/330519.

"McBrowne, Lenny." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 30 May 2023.

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