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Lee Wiley

Sensual and dignified, sophisticated and warm, Lee Wiley has inspired outbursts of sheer poetry from many a captivated listener. Her sound induces a “marvelous,” “ticklish” sensation, akin to “running your hand over a piece of fine Harris tweed,” marveled producer Dave Garroway. She “blows smoke rings, each note a puff that melts into wisps of vibrato,” conceptualized author Will Friedwald. Her voice and style “have long since made me extremely eager to go to bed with her,” disclosed critic James Frazier. Not content with this daring confession, he also bluntly labeled her “one bitch of a singer.”

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Albums

West of the Moon
West of the Moon

2007
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As Time Goes By
Blue Note
1991
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Duologue
Blue Note
1988
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You Leave Me...
Blue Note
1987
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Lee Wiley Sings The...
Blue Note
1985
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[no cover]
Back Home Again
Blue Note
1971
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