Born: "Leon Abramson", New York City, USA. Note there is some controversy regarding his year of birth - possibly confusion with his brother (1920 vs 1925)
Died: New York City, USA
Lee started his career with Roy Eldridge (1946), followed by a two years stunt into a military formation.
Back in New York, he played with Coleman Hawkins, Jay Jay Johnson, Eddie Heywood, then Andy Kirk (1949) with his brother.
Eventually seen with Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis (1950), Illinois Jacquet (1951-1952), Wynton Kelly (1951), Oscar Pettiford (1952-1953), Al Haig, and Duke Jordan (1954), he then gradually disappeared from the scene during the 60s.