Friday, 26 June 2015

78th birthday of Reggie Workman

(Born 26 June 1937, Philadelphia, US)
Versatile and celebrated bassist with an expansive collaborative recording register that includes ensembles led by John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk, Max Roach, Art Blakey,  Lee Morgan, Mal Waldron, Wayne Shorter, Archie Shepp, John Tchicai, Freddie Hubbard and David Murray, band leader, composer, academic whose outstanding music education initiatives stretch beyond the confines of the academy to address varying community needs and aspirations particularly those involving the youth
(Reggie Workman Quintet, “Summit conference” [personnel: Workman, bass; Julian Priester, trombone; Sam Rivers, tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone, flute; Andrew Hill, piano; Pheroan AkLaff, drums; recorded: live, Yoshi’s, Oakland, California, US, 2 August 1995])


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