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September 21, 2007 In his short, brilliant career, the virtuoso pioneered a new role for the electric bass in jazz.
September 9, 2009 As the landscape of popular music changed, jazz players found themselves interpreting the Fab Four.
August 1, 2001 Weather Report's Heavy Weather mixes acoustic and electronic jazz with Afro-Cuban Santeria rhythm.
September 6, 2011 From '70s fusion on down, hear five electric bassists who turned the spotlight on the low end.
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