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Martin Williams

Print publication date: 1993

Print ISBN-13: 9780195083491

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195083491.001.0001

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Three Men on a Bass

Three Men on a Bass

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(p.107) Three Men on a Bass
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Jazz Changes
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Williams Martin

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195083491.003.0014

Scott LaFaro was one of the most influential jazz bassists, best known for his collaboration with the Bill Evans Trio. LaFaro started to play clarinet at the age of fourteen and he studied during high school. Steve Swallow was a jazz double bass and bass guitarist/composer; he was one of the leading jazz bassists and was noted for his musical collaborations with Carla Bley, Gary Burton, as well as Jimmy Giuffre. He was the first jazz musician who switched entirely to bass guitar. Gary Peacock was an American double bassist. After his military service in Germany, he worked on the west coast during the 1960s, where he worked with Bley and the Bill Evans trio.

Keywords:   Scott LaFaro, Bill Evans trio, Steve Swallow, Gary Peacock, Carla Bley, double bass, bass guitar

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