Jazz Profiles: Oscar Pettiford
Oscar Pettiford, the virtuoso bassist and composer, who doubled on cello, first emerged as a virtuoso performer during the bebop moment. He would remain one of the most highly sought-after jazz musicians throughout his too-short career.
One of the giants of the double bass, Oscar Pettiford was known for his fine tone, the clarity of his attack, and the melody of his line. A successor to Jimmy Blanton and a contemporary of Red Callender and Charles Mingus, Pettiford was among the most sought-after musicians in jazz. During his short life, Pettiford distinguished himself as a performer, composer, and bandleader.
A preview of Pat Metheny at the Shubert and The Jazz Mix takes us on a trip.
|PLAY DATE:||Sun, 03/16/2008|
|9:00 PM||Pat Metheny||Calvin's Keys||Nonesuch||725|
|9:08 PM||Gerry Mulligan||Line For Lyons||verve||519850|
|9:11 PM||Ella Fitzgerald||Love You Madly||verve||531762|
|9:16 PM||Lee Morgan||Sidewinder, The||SoundSet||95332|
|9:27 PM||Sonny Stitt||Autumn in New York||Black Lion||3701|
|9:32 PM||Horace Silver||Calcutta Cutie||Blue Note||99002|
|9:40 PM||Quincy Jones||Evening In Paris||Impulse||115|
|9:45 PM||Sarah Vaughan||April In Paris||verve||543305|
|9:52 PM||Pat Metheny||Son of Thirteen||Nonesuch||111|