Lex Humphries

born on 22/8/1936 in New York City, NY, United States

died on 11/7/1994 in New York City, NY, United States

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Lex Humphries

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Lex Humphries

Lex Humphries (August 22, 1936 July 11, 1994) was a jazz drummer. He worked with two musicians known for mixing world music with jazz: Sun Ra and Yusef Lateef. As a member of Sun Ra's "Arkestra" he appeared in the film Space Is the Place.[1]

Humphries played on the Giant Steps sessions with John Coltrane. The renditions he and Cedar Walton recorded with Coltrane were released as alternative tracks in 1974. He was also the first drummer in the Jazztet, appearing on their first album, Meet the Jazztet, in 1960.


As sideman

With Donald Byrd

  • Fuego (1959)
  • Byrd in Flight (1960)
  • At the Half Note Cafe (1963)
  • A New Perspective (1963)

With John Coltrane

  • Alternate Takes
  • The Heavyweight Champion: The Complete Atlantic Recordings

With Art Farmer and Benny Golson

  • Meet the Jazztet (Argo, 1960)

With Dizzy Gillespie

  • The Ebullient Mr. Gillespie (Verve, 1959)
  • Have Trumpet, Will Excite! (Verve, 1959)

With Yusef Lateef

  • The Three Faces of Yusef Lateef (Riverside, 1960)
  • The Centaur and the Phoenix (Riverside, 1960)
  • Eastern Sounds (Prestige, 1961)
  • Jazz 'Round the World (Impulse!, 1963)

With Wes Montgomery

  • So Much Guitar (1961)

With Duke Pearson

  • Profile (1959)
  • Tender Feelin's (1959)
  • Angel Eyes (1961)
  • Dedication! (1961)

With Sonny Red

  • Images (Jazzland, 1962)

With Sonny Stitt

  • Rearin' Back (Argo, 1962)

With Sun Ra

  • Space Is the Place (1973)
  • Space Is the Place (soundtrack) (1993)

With McCoy Tyner

  • Nights of Ballads & Blues (1963)

With Doug Watkins

  • Soulnik (New Jazz, 1960)


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