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Ray Brown - 100% match to Rob Wasserman

Genres: Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Soundtracks Holiday & Seasonal
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Raymond Matthews Brown, 13 October 1926, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, d. 2 July 2002, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. One of the outstanding bass players in jazz history, Brown’s top-league experience began when, in 1945, at the age of 19, he joined Dizzy Gillespie. Two years later he was leading a trio accompanying Ella Fitzgerald, to whom he was married from 1947-52, an Read more

Brian Bromberg - 78% match to Rob Wasserman

Genres: Jazz Instrumental
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5 December 1960, Tucson, Arizona, USA. Following the example of his father and brother, Alex and David Bromberg, Brian took up the drums at the age of 13 but within a year he had switched first to cello and then to playing bass on which instrument he studied classical music. His music studies continued through high school and at university, where he played with classical and Read more

Christian McBride - 73% match to Rob Wasserman

Genres: Jazz Vocals Christian & Gospel
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21 May 1972, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. McBride began taking bass lessons at the age of 11, and at 17 attended the Juilliard School of Music where he studied and played the classical repertoire. Soon after his arrival there, however, he began playing in clubs with Bobby Watson’s band alongside fellow student Roy Hargrove. When Hargrove formed his own group McBride Read more

Stanley Clarke - 43% match to Rob Wasserman

Genres: Jazz Comedy Drama Action & Adventure Soundtracks Holiday & Seasonal Documentaries R&B / Soul
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30 June 1951, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Clarke started on violin then transferred to cello, double bass and finally the bass guitar. After formal training at school and at the Philadelphia Musical Academy, his first experience was in funk outfits; he then got a taste for playing jazz working with Horace Silver for six months in 1970. He played with tenor saxophonist J Read more

Marcus Miller - 33% match to Rob Wasserman

Genres: Comedy Drama Educational Funk Documentaries
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14 June 1959, New York City, New York, USA. Taking up the electric bass in his teens, Miller’s early musical experience came from the New York soul scene. Flautist Bobbi Humphrey gave him his first serious work in the jazz idiom in 1977, which was quickly followed by a tour with Lenny White’s group. Becoming competent on an impressive number of instruments, Miller& Read more

Ron Carter - 33% match to Rob Wasserman

Genres: Jazz Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Drama World Music
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Ronald Levin Carter, 4 May 1937, Ferndale, Michigan, USA. As a child Carter played cello, hoping for a career in classical music. Adept on several instruments, including violin, clarinet and trombone, he eventually settled on bass. He also opted for a career in jazz when he became aware of the difficulties confronting any black youth with musical ambitions centred upon the c Read more

Charlie Haden - 30% match to Rob Wasserman

Genres: Jazz Latin Vocals
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Charles Edward Haden, 6 August 1937, Shenandoah, Iowa, USA. Haden began his musical career when still a child, broadcasting daily on local country music radio. After formal music study he moved to Los Angeles, playing bass with Hampton Hawes, Art Pepper, Red Norvo and Paul Bley. While with Bley’s trio he met Ornette Coleman and began rehearsing with him in 1958. By the Read more

Victor Wooten - 27% match to Rob Wasserman

Genres: Jazz
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Newport News, Virginia, USA. Wooten was raised in Nashville the youngest of five brothers, and when he was only two years old was prompted into music by his brother, guitarist Elijah ‘Regi’ Wooten. He eventually became proficient on the same instrument. Together with his other brothers, alto saxophonist Rudy, pianist Joseph and drummer Roy ‘Futureman’, Vi Read more

Al Di Meola - 25% match to Rob Wasserman

Genres: Jazz Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Eclectic Holiday & Seasonal
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John McLaughlin - 23% match to Rob Wasserman

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Action & Adventure Horror
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Jaco Pastorius - 22% match to Rob Wasserman

Genres: Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Jazz Soundtracks
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John Francis Pastorius, 1 December 1951, Norristown, Pennsylvania, USA, d. 12 September 1987, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA. Encouraged by his father, a drummer and vocalist, to pursue a career in music, Pastorius learned to play bass, drums, guitar, piano and saxophone while in his teens. As a result of a football injury to his arm, his ambitions were mainly orientated towa Read more

Lee Ritenour - 22% match to Rob Wasserman

Genres: Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Jazz Drama
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Dave Holland - 18% match to Rob Wasserman

Genres: Jazz
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1 October 1946, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England. Holland plays guitar, piano, bass guitar and also composes, but it is as a bass player and cellist that he has made an international reputation. He studied at London’s Guildhall School of Music and Drama from 1965-68 and was principal bass player in the college orchestra. On the London scene he worked with John Surm Read more

Larry Carlton - 17% match to Rob Wasserman

Genres: Jazz Music Videos & Concerts R&B / Soul Special Interest Jazz Blues Christian & Gospel Drama
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2 March 1948, Torrance, California, USA. Often cited as the ‘guitarist’s guitarist’, Carlton has courted rock, jazz and acoustic new age with considerable success. The former member of the Crusaders carved a career during the 70s as a sought-after session musician. His profile improved following some outstanding, fluid playing over a number of years with Stee Read more

Pat Metheny - 17% match to Rob Wasserman

Genres: Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Jazz Drama
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12 August 1954, Lee’s Summit, Missouri, USA. Although classed as a jazz guitarist, Metheny has bridged the gap between jazz and rock music in the same way that Miles Davis did in the late 60s and early 70s. Additionally, he played a major part in the growth of jazz’s popularity among the younger generation of the 80s. Throughout his career, his extraordinary sense Read more

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