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Jimmy Lewis

Jimmy Lewis American bassist

American bassist
The basics
Quick Facts
Intro American bassist
A.K.A. James Lewis
Was Musician Bassist Bass-guitarist
From United States of America
Type Music
Gender male
Birth 11 April 1918, Nashville, USA
Death New York City, USA
Star sign AriesAries
Genre:
Jazz
Soul music
Instruments:
Double bass
The details
Biography

Jimmy Lewis (April 11, 1918 – 2000) was an American double bassist who worked with the Count Basie Orchestra and sextet in the 1950s and with Duke Ellington, Cootie Williams, Billie Holiday and Ivory Joe Hunter before moving to bass guitar during his time with King Curtis. He provided the basslines for the musical Hair. Lewis freelanced extensively and performed on many albums by soul and jazz musicians, including Horace Silver and the Modern Jazz Quartet up until the late 1980s. He died in 2000.

Discography

With Count Basie

  • The Count! (Clef, 1952 [1955])
  • Basie Jazz (Clef, 1952 [1954])
  • Dance Session Album #2 (Clef , 1954)
  • Blues by Basie (Columbia, 1956)

With Billy Butler

  • Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow (Prestige, 1970)

With Al Casey

  • Buck Jumpin' (Swingville, 1960)
  • The Al Casey Quartet (Moodsville, 1960)

With David Clayton-Thomas

  • David Clayton-Thomas (Columbia, 1972)

With Sam Cooke

  • Live at the Harlem Square Club, 1963 (RCA, 1985)

With King Curtis

  • Have Tenor Sax Will Blow (Atco, 1959)
  • Trouble In Mind (Tru-Sound, 1962)
  • It's Party Time With King Curtis (Tru-Sound, 1962)
  • The Great King Curtis (Clarion, 1964)

With Lou Donaldson

  • Everything I Play Is Funky (Blue Note, 1970)
  • Pretty Things (Blue Note, 1970)

With Byrdie Green

  • The Golden Thursh Strikes at Midnight (Prestige, 1966)
  • I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good) (Prestige, 1967)
  • Sister Byrdie! (Prestige, 1968)

With Grant Green

  • Carryin' On (Blue Note, 1969)
  • Green Is Beautiful (Blue Note, 1970)

With Tiny Grimes

  • Profoundly Blue (Muse, 1973)

With John Hammond

  • Big City Blues (Vanguard, 1964)
  • So Many Roads (Vanguard, 1965)
  • Mirrors (Vanguard, 1967)

With Richard "Groove" Holmes

  • Super Soul (Prestige, 1967)
  • Soul Power! (Prestige, 1967)

With Alberta Hunter

  • Downhearted Blues: Live at the Cookery (Rockbeat, 1981 [2011])
  • Look for the Silver Lining (Columbia, 1983)

With Willis Jackson

  • Together Again, Again (Prestige, 1961 [1966]) - with Brother Jack McDuff
  • Star Bag (Prestige, 1968)
  • In the Alley (Muse, 1976)
  • Single Action (Muse, 1978) - with Pat Martino

With Boogaloo Joe Jones

  • Right On Brother (Prestige, 1970)
  • No Way! (Prestige, 1970)
  • What It Is (Prestige, 1971)
  • Snake Rhythm Rock (Prestige, 1972)

With Charles Kynard

  • The Soul Brotherhood (Prestige, 1969)
  • Afro-Disiac (Prestige, 1970)
  • Wa-Tu-Wa-Zui (Beautiful People) (Prestige, 1970)

With Johnny Lytle

  • Good Vibes (Muse, 1982)

With Freddie McCoy

  • Listen Here (Prestige, 1968)

With Galt MacDermot

  • Shapes of Rhythm (Kilamanjaro, 1966)
  • Hair (Original Off-Broadway Cast Recording) (RCA, 1967)
  • Hair (Original Broadway Cast Recording) (RCA, 1968)
  • Galt MacDermot's First Natural Hair Band (United Artists, 1970)
  • Up from the Basement (Kilmarnock, 1967-73 [2003])

With the Modern Jazz Quartet

  • Jazz Dialogue (Atlantic, 1965)

With Idris Muhammad

  • Black Rhythm Revolution! (Prestige, 1970)
  • Peace and Rhythm (Prestige, 1971)

With Mark Murphy

  • Living Room (Muse, 1986)

With Houston Person

  • Person to Person! (Prestige, 1970)

With Sonny Phillips

  • Black on Black! (Prestige, 1970)

With Wilson Pickett

  • In The Midnight Hour (Atlantic, 1965)

With Dave Pike

  • Jazz for the Jet Set (Atlantic, 1966)

With Arthur Prysock

  • This Guy's In Love With You (Milestone, 1987)

With Otis Redding

  • Otis! The Definitive Otis Redding (Rhino, 1993) - features live recordings from the Apollo Theatre in 1963

With Horace Silver

  • That Healin' Feelin' (Blue Note, 1970)

With Johnny "Hammond" Smith

  • Gettin' Up (Prestige, 1967)
  • Soul Flowers (Prestige, 1967)
  • Dirty Grape (Prestige, 1968)
  • Black Feeling! (Prestige, 1969)
  • Here It 'Tis (Prestige, 1970)
  • What's Going On (Prestige, 1971)

With Buddy Terry

  • Natural Soul (Prestige, 1968)

With Charles Williams

  • Trees and Grass and Things (Mainstream, 1971)
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http://www.local802afm.org/2000/05/requiem-37/
http://catalogo.bne.es/uhtbin/authoritybrowse.cgi?action=display&authority_id=XX4878889
https://catalogue.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/cb13941534w
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https://d-nb.info/gnd/134444361
http://isni.org/isni/0000000118793692
https://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n2007018554
https://musicbrainz.org/artist/06cc8494-1a27-43e3-895b-382cee1b058b
https://viaf.org/viaf/90730997
https://www.worldcat.org/identities/lccn-n2007018554
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