His Wiki bio is uninformative but look who he's worked with and his solo career since: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kirk_Lightsey Kirk Lightsey Hasn't had big recognition w/ the public but well-respected in the playing community. His discog: http://www.allmusic.com/artist/kirk-...38/discography << They're all excellent but The Nights of Bradleys has special merit as a reunion of sorts: http://www.allmusic.com/album/the-ni...s-mw0000213079
Some tunes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VmrQ3yDXJrI << light on the surface, more complex underneath
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZG4yDJ7YaCY << w/ Freddie Hubbard on a pop classic
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jzq4ddCv0Yg << How he made his rep << how'd that sidewalk taste, Chet?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Znm88X3BVSI << If you are a singer/horn player, you want him backing you up
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MbFUO0c5Au4 << w/Jerry Gonzalez on trumpet and congas << most notable as the founder/leader of the Fort Apache Band, a Newyorican outfit still making excellent Latin jazz. http://www.sunnysiderecords.com/artist.php?id=131