Posts Tagged ‘DOUBLE BASS’

Double Bass Tribute

January 15, 2010 Leave a comment


Miroslav Vitous playing one of my favorites!!

Willie Dixon Swings!!!

Milt Hinton Plays some Slap!!

Charlie Haden Solo

Charles Mingus Classic!!

The unforgettable Ray Brown!!

Paul Chambers.

Modern Day Jazz Basss by Christian McBride!!

Dave Holland soloing on Mr. PC

Gary Peacock bassist of an incredible Trio.

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Charles Mingus

January 3, 2010 Leave a comment

Charles Mingus, Jr. (April 22, 1922 – January 5, 1979) was an American jazz bassist, composer, bandleader and pianist. He was also known for his activism against racism.


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John Patitucci

December 22, 2009 1 comment

John Patitucci is a Grammy winning jazz double bass and electric bass player of Italian descent and born in Brooklyn, New York. He began playing the electric bass at age ten, composing and performing at age 12, as well as the acoustic bass at 15, and the piano one year later. After moving west, he studied classical bass at San Francisco State University and Long Beach State University.

Patitucci has released twelve albums as a leader. In addition to his solo work, Patitucci has played on albums by B.B. King, Chick Corea, Joanne Brackeen, Harvest (a little-known Christian music group popular in the 1970s and 1980s), Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Michael Brecker, John Abercrombie, George Benson, Dizzy Gillespie, Was Not Was, Roby Duke, Dave Grusin, Natalie Cole, Bon Jovi, Queen Latifah, Sting, and Carly Simon.

As a performer, he has played with his own band, and with Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Stan Getz, Wynton Marsalis, Joshua Redman, Michael Brecker, Randy Brecker, Freddie Hubbard, and Tony Williams. He was selected to be the bassist for the GRP All-Star Big Band. Some of the many pop and Brazilian artists he has played with include Sting, Natalie Cole, Carole King, Astrud and Joao Gilberto, Airto Moreira and Flora Purim. Patitucci has worked with film composers such as Jerry Goldsmith, Ry Cooder, Henry Mancini, and John Williams.

Patitucci has led several projects of his own, in addition to playing with Chick Corea’s Elektric Band and Akoustic Band and on projects with Stan Getz, Freddie Hubbard, Danilo Pérez, and Roger Waters, among others. He now is active in Wayne Shorter’s popular quartet. The group won the Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Jazz Album for the album Beyond the Sound Barrier in 2006.

Curtis Counce Group

October 14, 2009 Leave a comment

Curtis Counce (January 23, 1926 – July 31, 1963) was an American hard bop and West Coast jazz double bassist. The fruit of his 1956 Contemporary Records studio collaboration (as leader) with tenor great Harold Land, trumpeters Jack Sheldon and Gerald Wilson, pianist Carl Perkins and drummer Frank Butler was issued in 2007 on a double CD by Gambit Records. Counce died in Los Angeles, California, of a heart attack.

  • 1956 – You Get More Bounce (OJC) with Jack Sheldon, Gerald Wilson, Harold Land, Carl Perkins, Frank Butler
  • 1957 – Landslide (OJC) with Jack Sheldon – trumpet, Harold Land – tenor, Gerald Wiggins – piano, Frank Butler – drums
  • 1957 – Carls´ Blues (OJC)
  • 1958 – Exploring The Future (Dooto DTL 247) with Rolf Ericson, Harold Land, Elmo Hope, Frank Butler
The Curtis Counce Group

The Curtis Counce Group

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Ray Brown

January 26, 2009 Leave a comment

He is some fine bassist!!!  He has played with some of the greats: Ellington, Peterson, Gillespie, and his own band. I have several of his albums including “The Best Of The Concord Years” which is a great collection of his work. I also admire his “My Best Friends Are” series. Check out following link: NPR Jazz Profiles a good little history on Ray Brown.  He enjoyed a long career and recorded extensively Ray Brown History. As you may browse for that next Jazz CD purchase and you run across his name on the cover or back sleeve you cannot go wrong in choosing it. Everything the man did was “CLASS”.  His discography follows: Ray Brown discography