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A Leon Breeden Retrospective

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Breeden family, 1958

Gene Hall to Leon Breeden, 1958, p. 1

Gene Hall to Leon Breeden, 1958, p. 2

Breeden named director, 1959

Letter from Gene Hall, 1959, p. 1

Letter from Gene Hall, 1959, p. 2

Orientation, 1959 (no goatees)


With Stan Kenton, 1965

With Stan Kenton, 1965


ABC Studios, 1966, with Stan Kenton and Melody Thomas

Breeden and One O'Clock Lab Band visit Lady Bird Johnson, 1967

Letter from Lady Bird Johnson, 1967

1967 Spring Concert

Spring 1967 rhythm section

Monterrey, Mexico, 1967

Mexico, 1967

Mexico, 1967

NTSU article, 1967

With Lyndon Johnson, Thai royalty, 1967

Letter re White House, 1967

Meeting Lyndon Johnson, 1967

Munich, 1970

Munich, 1970

Montreux, 1970



1973-74 Lab Band staff joke

1973-74 Lab Band staff


With Ray Brown, Herb Ellis, 1974

Texas state senate resolution 600, 1975

Perot letter, 1975

Note to wife, 1976

Note to wife, 1976, p. 2

With Rachel Lebon, Former Soviet Union, 1976

Former Soviet Union, 1976


Returning from Former Soviet Union, 1976

Lady Bird Johnson letter re 1976 Grammy nomination

Grammy nomination for Lab '75

Letter about Grammy nomination, 1976


Letter from Leonard Feather, 1976

Soviet audience request, 1976

With Lew Tabackin, Toshiko Akiyoshi, 1976

USSR tour color program, 1976

USSR tour confirmation, 1976


NTSU boots, 1976

With Frank Wess, Zoot Sims, Spoleto Festval, 1978

With Clark Terry, Spoleto Festival, 1978

With Ella Fitzgerald, Spoleto Festival, 1978

Images courtesy UNT Music Library, Morris Martin, director
Leon Breeden Collection
Photo and document selection and scanning; creating filenames (labeling on images themselves is by Leon Breeden): Maristella Feustle
Image resizing and project initiation: Steve Wiest
Photo uploading and HTML coding; send corrections to: John Murphy