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Oscar Pettiford
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A Giant Of The Double Bass



 Oscar Pettiford


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