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Leon Breeden Collection, 1940-2010 | Music Library

By Maristella Feustle

Collection Overview

Title: Leon Breeden Collection, 1940-2010Add to your cart.
Predominant Dates:1950-1982
ID: 06/003
Primary Creator: Breeden, Leon (1921-2010)
Extent: 220.0 Boxes
Date Acquired: 00/00/2002
Subjects: One O'Clock Lab Band, University of North Texas. College of Music
Forms of Material: Jazz
Languages: English

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Scope and Contents of the Materials

The collection consists of Leon Breeden's extensive, and often self-selected archival materials from his entire career, during which time the One O'Clock Lab Band and the UNT Jazz Studies program rose to international prominence. Also present are personal recordings and writing, compositions, memorabilia, photos, and materials from his time at Texas Christian University, in New York City, and at Grand Prairie High School.

Biographical Note

Director of UNT's 1:00 Lab Band from 1959-1981, under whom the band and the jazz program rose to international prominence.

Subject/Index Terms

Administrative Information

Repository: Music Library
Access Restrictions: Access to this collection is provided only by special arrangement. Please contact the Music Library for more information.
Use Restrictions: Reproduction and publication of materials in this collection are subject to the policies of the UNT Music Library. Copyright restrictions may apply.
Physical Access Note: Collection is housed in the UNT Music Library. Advance notice for use is required. Please contact the Music Library for further information.
Acquisition Source: Leon Breeden
Acquisition Method: Gift.

Box and Folder Listing

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Series 7: Compact discs and LP recordsAdd to your cart.
 
Sub-Series 1: Non-commercial CDsAdd to your cart.
 
Sub-Series 2: Cassette transfers to CDAdd to your cart.
 
Box 1: Portugal/USSR tour, 1976Add to your cart.
See also: Series 6, Box 1, Folders 10 - 13.
Folder 1: Playlists for CDsAdd to your cart.
 
Item 1: Oporto, Portugal, 1976 June 5Add to your cart.
 
Item 2: Moscow, Rossiya Concert Hall, 1976 June 12Add to your cart.
 
Item 3: Moscow, Rossiya Concert Hall - evening concert, 1976 June 12Add to your cart.
 
Item 4: Moscow, Rossiya Concert Hall - afternoon concert, 1976 June 13Add to your cart.
 
Item 5: Moscow, Rossiya Concert Hall - evening concert, 1976 June 13Add to your cart.
 
Item 6: Volgograd, Sports Palace, 1976 June 13Add to your cart.
 
Item 7: Volgograd, Sports Palace, 1976 June 17Add to your cart.
 
Item 8: Volgograd, Sports Palace, 1976 June 19Add to your cart.
 
Item 9: Yerevan, Outdoor Sports Arena, 1976 June 21Add to your cart.
 
Item 10: Yerevan, Matinee, 1976 June 24Add to your cart.
 
Item 11: Yerevan, evening concert, 1976 June 24Add to your cart.
 
Item 12: Baku, Lenin Palace of Culture, 1976 June 27Add to your cart.
 
Box 2Add to your cart.
 
Folder 1: Documentation for CDs, including set listsAdd to your cart.
 
Item 1: 1:00 Lab Band at the Lyceum, performing for the Nuclear Accelerator Convention, 1976 October 26Add to your cart.
"4.4 (cont.) and 6.3A and 6.3B."
Item 2: Harvey Anderson, 1982Add to your cart.
Also: "44.5A (cont.)
Item 3: KJAZ and American Federation of Musicians speechAdd to your cart.
"44.6A and 43.6A"
Item 4: "Leon's Book"Add to your cart.
 
Item 5: 1:00 Lab Band, informal concert, 1975 December 4Add to your cart.
"3.2A"
Item 6: Resignation speech; Northside Coliseum; album, undated; 1975 December 5; 1983Add to your cart.
Northside Coliseum: "28.2B"; album: "44.3"
Item 7: Class; European bands, 1982 November 30; undatedAdd to your cart.
"18.6" and "47.3B"
Item 8: European bands, continuedAdd to your cart.
 
Item 9: Interlaken, Switzerland, 1980 October 15Add to your cart.
"41.3"
Item 10: Interlaken, 1980 OctoberAdd to your cart.
"41.3 and 47.3A"
Item 11: Interlaken, 1980 OctoberAdd to your cart.
"41.2"
Item 12: Interlaken, 1980 OctoberAdd to your cart.
"41.1"
Item 13: John Park, 1982 November 23Add to your cart.
"47.1B and 47.1A"
Item 14: Spoleto Music Festival, 1979 June 8Add to your cart.
"40.6"
Item 15: Spoleto Music Festival, 1979 June 8Add to your cart.
"40.5"
Item 16: Sight Reading Concert, 1975 December 5Add to your cart.
"6.2"
Item 17: 1:00 Lab Band at Texas A&M, 1979 November 7Add to your cart.
"29.5A (cont.) and 29.5B"
Item 18: 1:00 Lab Band at Texas A&M, 1979 November 7Add to your cart.
"31.4"
Item 19: 1:00 Lab Band at Brownwood Stage Band Festival, 1975 February 21Add to your cart.
"3.3 and 3.4"
Item 20: Pascal High School Master CD, 1965-1970Add to your cart.
 
Item 21: Louisiana; Russian Excerpts, 1977; 1976Add to your cart.
"21.3 Part II and 41.6B"
Item 22: "Keeping Count (Japanese)"Add to your cart.
"66.8B"
Item 23: Phi Mu Alpha Concert, 1965 October 18Add to your cart.

"41.6A"

Breeden: "One of the best recording made of our 1:00 bands - ever!"

Item 24: 1:00 Lab Bands at Lake Highlands High School, 1978 April 19Add to your cart.
 
Item 25: Louisiana, 1977 March 29Add to your cart.
"21.3 Part I."
Item 26: National Association of Secondary School Principals; Thad Jones, 1967 February 28; 1972 November 21Add to your cart.
"42.5B and 42.5A"
Item 27: Bix Beiderbecke; Gene Harris: Tribute to BasieAdd to your cart.

"66.9A (Bix) and 66.8A (Gene Harris)"

Dubs of commercial recordings.

Item 28: Caterina Valente with Count BasieAdd to your cart.

"66.9B"

Dub of commercial recording.

Item 29: ABC broadcast, Intercollegiate Jazz Festival, Villanova University, 1966 February 26Add to your cart.
 
Item 30: University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, 1978 March 29Add to your cart.
 
Item 31: Lab Bands, Fall Concert, 1962 November 27Add to your cart.
"16.3"
Item 32: New York Philharmonic; Duke EllingtonAdd to your cart.

"4.1A and 4.1B"

Dubs of commercial recordings.

Item 33: Thad Jones;  1:00 Lab Band in Greenville [TX], 1972; 1978 November 28Add to your cart.
 
Item 34: Stan Kenton at North Texas, 1965 April 27Add to your cart.
"42.6B and 43.6B"
Item 35: "Vocalists in Jazz" for Music 347, 1982 September 28Add to your cart.
"44.5B and 44.5A"
Item 36: Soloists with the 1:00 Band, for Music 147; "Twenty-Five Years of Respect for Jazz Education," for Music 147, 1982 October 26; 1982 October 12Add to your cart.
"46.2A and 44.1B"
Item 37: "Art-Artists," for Music 347, 1982 September 14Add to your cart.
"44.1A and 46.2B"
Item 38: "Small Groups in Jazz," for Music 347; 1:00 Band at MENC Convention, Seattle (1968) for Music 147, 1982 October 19; 1982Add to your cart.
"17.2B and 44.6B"
Item 39: New York All-State Jazz Band, 1969Add to your cart.
"LB1" - "1st all-state jazz in the US."
Item 40: Bob Rogers; Bob Shew and the Dallas Jazz Orchestra, 2001 May 20; 1989 March 17Add to your cart.
"LB2" and "LB3"
Item 41: Norman, Oklahoma, and Grand Prairie Senior High School, undated; 1958Add to your cart.
"LB 4" and "LB8."
Item 42: Dallas Jazz Orchestra; Jim Cullen [Cullum?], 1993 March 14; 1991 August 2Add to your cart.
"LB6 and LB5"
Item 43: Two unnamed segments; "Cowtown, USA", 2001 October 29; 2001 October 5; 1998 October 12Add to your cart.
"LB7," "LB9," and "LB11"
Item 44: White House, 1967 June 27Add to your cart.
"LB10"; "8.2A"
Item 45: Austin College with Bill Collins, 1991 April 26Add to your cart.
"LB 12"
Item 46: Music at the Kohl Mansion, 2001 January 7Add to your cart.
Piano trio with David Breeden featured on clarinet.
Item 47: Mark Breeden, piano, Bachelor of Music degree recital, Eastman School of Music, 2001 November 14Add to your cart.
 
Item 48: "David's 14-year-old clarinet student - amazing!"Add to your cart.
 
Item 49: NTSU 6:00 Lab Band, directed by Tom WirtelAdd to your cart.
 
Sub-Series 3: LP records and additional compact discsAdd to your cart.
 
Box 1: LP recordsAdd to your cart.

Items 1-31: LP records.

Items 32 onward: compact discs.

Item 1: 1:00 Band at William Woods College, Fulton, Missouri, 1964 April 27Add to your cart.
3 discs in separate jackets.
Item 2: William Woods concert, 1964 SpringAdd to your cart.

Lacquer recording.

Side 1: 1. Take the "A" Train; 2. Pastourelle (Wilmeth solo); 3. La procesión (Wilmeth and Senff).

Side 2: 1. Maria (Galen Jeter); 2. Yours Is My Heart (Haerle); 3. Black Is the Color (L. Moser solo).

Item 3: Lab '67Add to your cart.
 
Item 4: Lab '69Add to your cart.
 
Item 5: The Annual Fall Concert of the Lab Bands, 1969 November 25Add to your cart.
 
Item 6: The Annual Spring Concert of the Lab Bands, 1970 April 14Add to your cart.
 
Item 7: Lab '70Add to your cart.
 
Item 8: Lab '71Add to your cart.
2 copies.
Item 9: The Annual Fall and Spring Concerts of the Lab Bands, 1970 November 23, 1971 April 6Add to your cart.
 
Item 10: 12 by 3, 1971Add to your cart.
"Twelve original big band compositions by 1. Creative Jazz Composers; 2. The North Texas State University Lab Band; 3. The Bowie (Maryland) Senior High School 'Starliners'."
Item 11: Lab '72: 25 Years of Respect for Jazz EducationAdd to your cart.
 
Item 12: Live! Live Performances by the North Texas State University Lab Band, 1972-1973Add to your cart.
2 copies.
Item 13: Lab '73Add to your cart.
 
Item 14: Early Tracks by John Monaghan with the North Texas Lab Band, circa 1973Add to your cart.
 
Item 15: Lab '75Add to your cart.
 
Item 16: Lab '76Add to your cart.
 
Item 17: Lab '77Add to your cart.
 
Item 18: Lab '78Add to your cart.
 
Item 19: Lab '79Add to your cart.
 
Item 20: Lab '80Add to your cart.
Two copies.
Item 21: Lab '81Add to your cart.
Two copies. Second copy: record missing, jacket only.
Item 22: The Airmen of Note: New Spirit, 1977Add to your cart.
USAF 5377.
Item 23: Blood, Sweat & TearsAdd to your cart.
Columbia CS 9720.
Item 24: The Commodores! The United States Navy Band Jazz EnsembleAdd to your cart.
SO 16262.
Item 25: Don Jacoby and the College All-Stars: Swinging Big SoundAdd to your cart.

Decca DL 4241.

Breeden notes that album includes Lab Band alumni Tom Wirtel, Bob Crull, Dee Barton, Willie Barton, Dave Wheeler, Jerry Keys, John Giordano, Toby Guynn, and John Von Ohlen.

Item 26: Dizzy Gillespie y Machito: Afro-Cuban Jazz Moods, 1976Add to your cart.

Pablo 2310-771.

Breeden notes that album includes Gerry Chamberlain, "outstanding Lab Band alumnus."

Item 27: Gil Evans: Svengali, 1973Add to your cart.

Atlantic SD 1643.

Breeden notes that album includes Lab Band alumni Tex Allen, Billy Harper, and Marvin Peterson

Item 28: Count Basie and his Orchestra: Broadway Basie's Way, 1966Add to your cart.

Command RS905 SD.

Inscribed to Leon Breeden from Ed Shaughnessy.

Item 29: Gary Burton and Stephane Grappelli: Paris Encounter, 1972Add to your cart.
 
Item 30: Joe Farrell: Moon Germs, 1973Add to your cart.
 
Item 31: The Clare Fischer Big Band: Thesaurus, 1969Add to your cart.
Atlantic SD 1520. Cover autographed by Clare Fischer.
Item 32: Fort Worth Chamber Orchestra: East Meets West, 1984Add to your cart.

Sefel Records. SEFD 5030.

Autographed by conductor, John Giordano.

Item 33: Hugh Fowler and his Orchestra: Hugh and the Night and the MusicAdd to your cart.
 
Item 34: Free Flight: Soaring, 1983Add to your cart.
Breeden's label: features "outstanding Lab Band alumnus Jim Lacefield."
Item 35: Benny Goodman: Jazz Concert 1937-38 No. 2Add to your cart.
Columbia Set SL-180.
Item 36: Milt Jackson: Sunflower, 1973Add to your cart.
 
Item 37: Thad Jones and Mel Lewis: Potpourri, 1974Add to your cart.
Philadelphia International Records KZ 33152.
Item 38: Mel Lewis and Friends, 1977Add to your cart.
A&M Records / Horizon SP 716.
Item 39: Marian McPartland: A Fine Romance, 1976Add to your cart.

Improv 7115.

Autographed by McPartland.

Item 40: Charles Mingus: Let My Children Hear MusicAdd to your cart.
Columbia KC 31039.
Item 41: Buddy Rich: Stick It, 1972Add to your cart.
RCA Victor LSP 4802.
Item 42: Marvin Stamm: Machinations, 1968Add to your cart.
 
Item 43: The Tommy Vig Orchestra: Encounter With Time, 1977Add to your cart.
Discovery Records DS-780
Item 44: Pat Williams Band: ThinkAdd to your cart.
 
Box 2: Compact discsAdd to your cart.
 
Item 35: North Texas State College presents the Five Front Combo, 1955; 2002Add to your cart.
CD transfer by Nob Hill Studio.
Item 36: North Texas State College Laboratory Dance Band: Denton Jazz Festival - Gene Hall, director, Jimmy Giuffre, guest soloist, 1955; 2001Add to your cart.
CD transferred by Nob Hill Studio.
Item 37: North Texas State College Jazz, 1956-1959Add to your cart.
"From the Wirtel of Oz Archives: A Columbia Transcriptions Reissue"
Item 38: North Texas State College Laboratory Dance Band: Denton Jazz Festival - Gene Hall, director, 1957Add to your cart.

Featuring the Euel Box Quintet, the Tommy Loy / George Mosse Quintet, the Harvey Anderson Quintet, and the NTSC Five Front Combo.

CD transfer by Nob Hill Studio.

Item 39: NTSU Lab Band: The Brownwood Concert and Collegiate Jazz Festival, Notre Dame, 1960, 1962Add to your cart.

"From the Wirtel of Oz Archives."

"Special bonus track with Maynard Ferguson: One O'Clock Jump."

Item 40: North Texas State University 1:00 Lab Band, Leon Breeden, conductor: Live at Jefferson City High School, Jefferson City, MO, 1961 April 20Add to your cart.
Performed two days before the Lab Band won top honors at the Notre Dame Collegiate Jazz Festival.
Item 41: North Texas Lab BandAdd to your cart.
90th Floor Records. CD transfer by Nob Hill Studio.
Item 42: North Texas Lab BandAdd to your cart.
"From the Wirtel of Oz Archives." Largely the same as Item 28, but with six bonus tracks.
Item 43: Lab Band Neophonic Concert, 1965 AprilAdd to your cart.
 
Item 44: Annual Spring Concert of the Laboratory Dance Bands - Leon Breeden, director, Stan Kenton, guest conductor, 1965 April 27Add to your cart.
Tracks from the 6:00 and 3:00 Lab Bands.
Item 45: Horns of Plenty, Vol. 2: Lab Band Neophonic Concert, 1965 April 27Add to your cart.
Dub of commercial recording.
Item 46: 1:00 Lab Band, informal concert, 1975 October 8Add to your cart.
 
Item 47: 1:00 Lab Band at Baku, Lenin Palace of Culture, evening concert, 1976 June 27Add to your cart.
 
Item 48: 1:00 Lab Band at Baku, Lenin Palace of Culture, 1976 June 28Add to your cart.
Duplicate set of Series 7, Sub-series 2, Box 1, and Series 6, Sub-series 1, Box 1, Folder 13.
Item 49: 1:00 Lab Band at Baku, Lenin Palace of Culture, 1976 June 29Add to your cart.
 
Item 50: 1:00 Lab Band at Lenin Palace of Culture, matinee concert, 1976 June 30Add to your cart.
 
Item 51: 1:00 Lab Band at Leningrad, Yubelina Sports Palace, 1976 July 4Add to your cart.
 
Item 52: 1:00 Lab Band at final concert in Moscow, 1976 July 6Add to your cart.
 
Item 53: UNT All Star Big Band, 1997 NovemberAdd to your cart.
Recorded by Bill Collins III.
Item 54: UNT Lab Band concert, 1997Add to your cart.
 
Item 55: Addison Jazz Festival, 2003Add to your cart.
 
Item 56: 2:00 Lab Band, 2005Add to your cart.
 
Item 57: 2:00 Lab Band: "The Manne We Love: Gershwin Revisited"Add to your cart.
Arranged by John Willims; Jim Riggs, director.
Item 58: Trumpet Extravaganza, 1976Add to your cart.
"Tray 6": see also, Series 6, Sub-series 7.
Item 59: San Francisco Symphony, 1983 March 19Add to your cart.
 
Item 60: Trio with Lyle Mays, undatedAdd to your cart.
 
Item 61: Rhythm section seminar, 1977 March 27Add to your cart.
 
Item 62: Jeff Sturges; Excerpts for Music 347Add to your cart.
Excerpts: "46.1B"
Item 63: Jack Petersen: Swing GuitarAdd to your cart.
 
Item 64: North Texas Guitar Ensemble, Jack Petersen, director, 1979-1981Add to your cart.
 
Item 65: North Texas Guitar Ensemble, Jack Petersen, director, 1982-1983Add to your cart.
 
Item 66: "The Sounds of the Fabulous Twenties" - Breeden lecture, 1984Add to your cart.
Two discs: "Tape 1, Sides 1 ,2."
Item 67: "The Sounds of the Fabulous Twenties" - Breeden lecture, 1984Add to your cart.
Two discs: "Tape 2, Side 1, 2."
Item 68: "Jim Riggs' pictures", undatedAdd to your cart.
CD-ROM.
Item 69: "Leon Breeden Jazz Archives"Add to your cart.
CD-ROM, 2 copies. Attached note included in case of first copy.
Item 70: Gene Hall's comments: The Early Days of the NTSU Lab Band Program, 1966Add to your cart.
Recorded for a show on WBAP television, Fort Worth.
Item 71: "Leon Recalls... popular songs from days gone by, in loving memory of David Breeden (1946-2005), 2006 SeptemberAdd to your cart.
Two copies.
Item 72: San Francisco Symphony, Michael Tilson-Thomas, conductor: Rachmaninoff Symphony No. 2Add to your cart.
Includes note to Breeden from son David, who was principal clarinetist in the San Francisco Symphony.
Item 73: San Francisco Symphony, Michael Tilson-Thomas, conductor, 1999 DecemberAdd to your cart.
Features David Breeden on Debussy's First Rhapsody for Clarinet and Orchestra.
Item 74: Harvey Anderson Orchestra, 1976, 1979; 2002Add to your cart.
CD transfer by Nob Hill Studio.
Item 75: Bob Belden - Black Dahlia, "Reference copy", 2000 May 16Add to your cart.
Sony Music Studios, New York City.
Item 76: Joe Beneshan and Friends: FlashbackAdd to your cart.
 
Item 77: Fred Crane Trio: Fred Crane and Friends LiveAdd to your cart.
 
Item 78: Jim Cullum Jazz Band 40th, 2002 May 24Add to your cart.
"Taped live."
Item 79: Jim Cullum Jazz Band 40th, 2002 August 14Add to your cart.
Radio broadcast
Item 80: Dallas' Original Jazz Orchestra: My Foolish Heart; Tribute to Kenton, 2006Add to your cart.
 
Item 81: Dallas' Original Jazz Orchestra: All My Exes Live in TexasAdd to your cart.
 
Item 82: Buddy DeFranco, 1981 March 30Add to your cart.
Recorded in Dallas. Jack Petersen, guitar; Freddie Crane, piano; Jim Stinette, bass; Colin Bailey, drums.
Item 83: Earl Tom Keel Directs and SingsAdd to your cart.
"Featuring Mrs. Deane Keel."
Item 84: Old Friends at the Oar House, disc 1, 2002 September 22Add to your cart.
Tommy Loy, flugelhorn.
Item 85: Old Friends at the Oar House, disc 2, 2002 September 22Add to your cart.
Tommy Loy, flugelhorn.
Item 86: Dave Oyler Big Band: We Came to Play (demo)Add to your cart.
Two copies.
Item 87: Dave Oyler Big Band: Live in Vegas at the Tropicana Ballroom, 1970 September 27Add to your cart.
 
Item 88: John Park ShowcaseAdd to your cart.
Twp-disc set, Nob Hill Studio.
Item 89: John Park: If Winter Comes...Add to your cart.
Posthumous album, Nob Hill Studio. Originally recorded in the late 1970s.
Item 90: The Artistry of John Park: Live at Annabelle's, 1977 November 27; 2001Add to your cart.
CD transfer by Nob Hill Studio.
Item 91: Kim Park: GentlyAdd to your cart.
 
Item 92: Raoul Romero Big Band - Las VegasAdd to your cart.
Includes Dave Oyler, trumpet, Carl Fontana, trombone.
Item 93: Taylor/Fidyk Big Band at Blues AlleyAdd to your cart.
 
Item 94: Curtis Wilson: Texas Clarinet Consort, Blue Rondo a la Turk, 2002Add to your cart.
"Recorded in Stockholm."
Item 95: Curtis Wilson: Concerto for Trumpet and Wind EnsembleAdd to your cart.
Jon Lewis, trumpet soloist.
Item 96: Sammy Nestico: Sammy... For FriendsAdd to your cart.
Two copies, one autographed by Nestico.
Item 97: Horns of Plenty - promotional discAdd to your cart.

Includes University of North Texas Neophonic Orchestra. "Excerpts from 3 double disc volumes."

Tantara TPCD-HOP123.

Item 98: Eight CDs, dubs of commercial recordings, or unidentifiedAdd to your cart.
 

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