Oh ye of little five-string faith, dig session ace, singer, songwriter, recording artist Sara Lee: renowned for her tenure with Gang of Four, Indigo Girls, Robert Fripp’s League of Gentlemen, B- 52s, Binky Philips, The Thompson Twins, Robyn Hitchcock, Todd Rundgren, Joan Osborne, Fiona Apple, John Ashton’s Satellite Paradiso, and Robert Capowski, among many others.
With a decidedly soulful disposition, Ms. Lee’s mastery of the low-B is a study in rhythm, harmony, phrasing, tone, and melody in a wide array of pop / rock / alternative contexts.
And she’s fab of the trad 4 as well – check out Sara with Gang of Four “It Don’t Matter” https://youtu.be/ECbapwRw9WA
…and with Robert Fripp LOG “Dislocated” https://youtu.be/6eyA2wkhcYU
Born into a musical family (her parents were instructors, and her dad was a bass singer in the York Minister Choir), Sara commenced her musical journey as an upright bassist and tympani player. Whilst toiling as a secretary at Polydor Records, Fripp recruited her for LOG wherein she garnered attention aplenty. Upon her move to the United States, Lee’s career took off as an in-demand session player, collaborator, and band member. In 2000 she released her sole solo slab to date, Make It Beautiful.
Sara Lee Sound & Vision:
“Love Shack” https://youtu.be/9SOryJvTAGs