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Ray Brown with Marian McPartland.
September 25, 2015 The bassist, famous for his precision and beautiful tone, joined Marian McPartland in 1996.
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Thanks to fellow bassist Milt Hinton's prodding, Oscar Pettiford moved to New York and became one of bebop's most innovative musicians.
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February 23, 2009 Notes from an unamplified double bass rank among the most beautiful man-made sounds; in jazz, the creator of those notes is always in the middle of the action, charting the harmonic direction of a band and plotting the rhythmic narrative as both an accompanist and a soloist. It's no small task, but here are five musicians who performed the duty with aplomb.
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