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George Morrow

George Morrow

American jazz bassist
George Morrow
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Intro American jazz bassist
Was Jazz musician
From United States of America
Type Music
Gender male
Birth 15 August 1925, Pasadena, USA
Death 26 May 1992, Orlando, USA (aged 66 years)
Star sign Leo
Double bass
Peoplepill ID george-morrow
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George Morrow (August 15, 1925 in Pasadena, CA – May 26, 1992 in Orlando, FL) was a jazz bassist.

Although most closely associated with Max Roach and Clifford Brown, Morrow also appears on recordings by Sonny Rollins and Sonny Stitt.

After leaving the military, George played with Charlie Parker, Sonny Criss, Teddy Edwards, Hampton Hawes and other musicians who were in L.A. George then spent five years in San Francisco (1948–53), often appearing at the Bop City jazz club and working with Dexter Gordon, Wardell Gray, Billie Holiday and Sonny Clark, among others.

According to Roach, Morrow had been "free-lancing around San Francisco clubs" when they hired him to play with them after having rejecting two other bassists. He appeared on all of the studio albums made the Clifford Brown-Max Roach Quintet. After that band dissolved due to the deaths of Brown and Richie Powell in a car accident, Morrow continued recording with Max Roach's band. He also worked with Anita O'Day in the 1970s before joining the Disney World house band in 1976.

He never led his own recording date.


With Curtis Amy

  • Way Down (Pacific Jazz, 1962)

With Earl Anderza

  • Outa Sight (Pacific Jazz, 1962)

With Clifford Brown and Max Roach

  • Jam Session (EmArcy, 1954) - with Maynard Ferguson and Clark Terry
  • Brown and Roach Incorporated (EmArcy, 1954)
  • Daahoud (Mainstream, 1954 [1973])
  • Clifford Brown & Max Roach (Emarcy, 1954–55)
  • Study in Brown (EmArcy, 1955)
  • Clifford Brown and Max Roach at Basin Street (EmArcy, 1956)
With Anita O'Day
  • Cool Heat (Verve, 1959)

With Max Roach

  • Max Roach + 4 (EmArcy, 1956)
  • Jazz in ¾ Time (EmArcy, 1956–57)
  • The Max Roach 4 Plays Charlie Parker (Emarcy, 1958)
  • MAX (Argo, 1958)

With Sonny Rollins

  • Rollins Plays for Bird (Prestige, 1956)
  • Work Time (Prestige, 1956)
  • Sonny Rollins Plus 4 (Riverside, 1956)
  • Tour de Force (Prestige, 1956)
  • Sonny Boy (Prestige, 1956 [1961])

With Sonny Stitt

  • The Hard Swing (Verve, 1959)
  • Sonny Stitt Swings the Most (Verve, 1959)
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