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Jazz Currents Pays Tribute To Bassist Bob Cranshaw


Bassist Bob Cranshaw, who died November 2, 2016 at age 83, was one of the most recorded bass players of all time.

He appeared on many classic recordings including Lee Morgan's The Sidewinder and Joe Henderson's Inner Urge.  He is most known for his work with jazz icon Sonny Rollins and toured and recorded with Rollins for over 50 years.  Cranshaw also enjoyed a very successful studio career and played bass on many popular TV shows.

This episode features many of those examples:

1.  Yes I Can, No You Can't (Lee Morgan) from Lee Morgan Gigolo

2.  Sleepy (Ray Bryant) from MJT + 3 Make Everybody Happy

3.  Without A Song (Vincent Youman) from Sonny Rollins The Bridge

4.  The Sidewinder (Lee Morgan) from Lee Morgan The Sidewinder

5.  Sesame Street Theme (Joe Raposo) from Television's Sesame Street

6.  The Electric Company Theme (Joe Raposo) from Television's The Electric Company                     

7.  Inner Urge (Joe Henderson) from Joe Henderson Inner Urge

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